Durian Lingers, Bukit Timah Road
That was unexpected. We were originally stopping by the Royal Ville strip mall to get some pasta as a quick afternoon snack when we noticed that a durian shop had plopped right in the middle of it all (833 Bukit Timah Road #01-08). In this neighborhood, it was clearly meant to be more upscale than on the seedy streets of Geylang...with the air conditioning and clean seating area being testament to that. Interesting concept.
But it was still a durian shop at the end of the day, which meant a bucket near your feet for waste, exposed florescent tubes overhead, and cheapo boxes of Kleenex and water. It's not like I would really expect much more than that when eating this stuff (and I have to admit that the fruit's custardy taste is growing on me). But I do wonder how the residents and neighboring restaurants feel about the smell emanating from here.