Have any of you craved for durians but have the fear of dealing with pushy, irritating and unethical durian sellers? I know I do. I am not a durian addict, but more of a social durian eater. Just eating one or two seeds will satisfy me.
So I usually leave the durian purchases to my dad and even he gets irritated by many durian sellers who try to push the low grade fruits or supposedly bundle discounts to him. Until we found Spike Empire.
This company was initially located at Block 2 at Hougang. Buying durians from them would be really stress-free and even enjoyable. You take your time to choose your ideal durian, get them to weigh it, and then decide if you want to buy it. You can decide not to buy it before they cut it and they will not bad-mouth you or try to entice you with a lower price. I love how honest they are. There was once when my dad wanted a Mao Shan Wang and told the guy to choose one for us. He took one, opened it and before we could press it to see if the flesh was soft, he threw it away. He told us that that was definitely not a Mao Shan Wang and to choose another. I mean, I have never encountered such durian sellers.
Currently, they are located at Block 108 at Hougang and it looks like the sellers are different, but the level of service is still amazing. Just recently, my dad went to buy some durians from them. As they were cutting and packing the durian upon request, they realised that there wasn’t any fruit on 2 sides of the durian. Instead of ignoring it like what other durian sellers would, they chose another smaller durian, cut it up and put the fruits into the box as well. Really pleasant service even without request.
I really hope their business thrives and they maintain their high standard of service. It would be great to have such honest and non-pushy durian merchants selling good quality durians for every season.