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Melbourne’s Getting An All-You-Can-Eat Durian Festival Next Month

By James Shackell
28th Feb 2018


We don’t often consider eating one Durian, let alone hundreds of them. But on March 10 we’re going to make an exception because the annual Durian Feast is back.

If you don’t know what a Durian is, Google that sh*t immediately. Regarded by many in SE Asia as the ‘King of Fruit’ (and by airport Customs Officers as ‘Jackpot’), Durians are large, heavy, spikey, incredibly smelly fruits that look like the eggs of some mythical creature. Their smell has been compared to rotten onions, turpentine and raw sewage.

But nevertheless, there’s gonna be thousands of them at The Conder Restaurant in Docklands next month.

There’s going to be four feasting sessions where you can stuff yourself with all-you-can-eat BBQ durian, durian cakes, durian-themed treats and other Chinese delicacies. There’ll also be DJs spinning tracks, kids performances and a bunch of weird entertainment (think lingerie shows and antique cars, for starters).

BYO clothes pegs. This is gonna smell.

The Details

Where: The Conder Restaurant, 8/10 Newquay Promenade, Docklands
When: Saturday 10 March
For more info, click here

Don't like Durian? We don't bame you. Here's a Melbourne coffee and beer festival instead

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