An illustrious list of judges like KF Seetoh, founder of The World Street Food Congress, Lindsay Gasik, author of two durian books and Julie Wong, former editor at The Star and Flavours magazine, tried every single durian entered into the competition, judging based on a range of factors like taste, appearance, texture and colour, before making their final decision.
The inaugural World Durian Championship 2018: Malaysia Edition saw durians from all across Malaysia competing in five (5) categories: Best Musang King (D197), Best Blackthorn (D200), Best Tekka (D160), Best D24 and Best Open Series Durian (for all other species not included in the former categories).
Here are the top winners from each of the five categories of the competition:
Category: Musang King & Tekka
Winner: Eric Chan of Dulai Fruits
Category: Black Thorn
Winner: Heng Mee Oo of Serene Orchard Sdn Bhd
Winner: Sime Darby Planters’ Haven West
Winner: Mohd Zarir Khalil of Dusun Damai for D13 durian