Mao Shan Wang, Raja Kunyit, or Musang King, is one of the most premium durians available in the durian market. There is a couple of features and characteristic that makes Musang King stands out from the rest of the durian. variations, and we are here to show you how to distinguish it from normal “kampung” durian.
THE COLOR OF THE HUSK
The most common durians are green on the outside. But for Musang King, the green is quite dusty and greyish. Some Musang King durians even have yellowish-brown husks! Besides, the coloration of the thorn changes across the tip and the base.
DENSITY AND SHAPE OF SPIKES
The most common durians are green on the outside. But for Musang King, the green is quite dusty and greyish. Instead of being clustered together, the spikes are far apart from each other on Musang King durian. Besides, each thorn has a relatively huge base, which contributes to its pyramidal shape. Moreover, the spikes are considerably blunt as compared to other varieties.
Another characteristic that sets Musang King durian apart from other varieties is the seam that looks like a five-arm starfish located at the bottom of the fruit.
For Musang King durian, the crown is relatively smooth and bald compared to other varieties. And there’s a small noticeable gap between the crown and where the spikes begin.
MUSANG KING FLESH
Perhaps the most stand-out feature in the list, Musang King durian has thick, golden-yellow flesh that tastes sweet with just a hint of bitterness in it. The texture is custard-like and exceptionally creamy.