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Hi, My name is Sienna Chaw Naga aka Baby Si. My daddy's name is Karthik and mummy's is Jamie aka KarMie (Karthik+Jamie). 
I am proud to be a Chin-dian!!! My daddy is an Indian American, mummy a Malaysian Chinese and they met in the States while working together at Cummins, Inc. I was made in China :) Since then, I have travelled to Japan, Australia, New Zealand, China, India, USA, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia (all while being comfortably in mummy's womb). I took my first trip when I was only 3 months n we went to Phuket, Thailand as mummy needed a vacation! 2 yrs later, my parents gave me a baby brother, Skyler Chaw Naga aka baby Skye! Now we live in Charlotte,NC (USA)...
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Hope u like reading my blog... xoxo, Baby Si!!! Here's my first blog entry: http://karmie080808.blogspot.sg/2012/10/my-first-blog.html 
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Saturday, 8 June 2013

King of all fruits buffet!!!

For all my "ang moh" aka western readers, the king of all fruits is DURIAN!!!
You either love it or hate it! No in betweens...
Durian is very famous in this part of the world, south east Asia...people pay exorbitant amount of money just to eat the best of the best...
I have heard from westerners that have tasted it describe the taste as "smells like sewage but taste like butter"
Whereas we people that love it will describe it as eating...okay cannot find the word to describe it...so it's indescribable. Priceless!!!

Recently I won 2 spots to a mega durian taste test!
See link (or pics below in case website is no longer up)

Who better to take along as my date? None other than mr. Hubby (n of course baby Si)
Wanted to give this a last shot at my effort to convert mr. Hubby into a durian lover... Cause its buffet style and u get to sample 11 different types and species... From bitter to sweet! Actually there are many varieties of durians!!! I'm not sure if anybody knows the exact number as they keep cultivating new species... And plus it was the start of the durian season...Thus only 11... Plus Singapore is such a tiny island that land is scarce here...so all durians need to be imported from none other than my home country Malaysia and some from Thailand...

U can see from the pics below of the contest being described in more detail and also included is my winning entry!!!
The question asked was, "which is your favorite variety of durian and where is it available?"

So on 28th may evening, after mr. Hubby got off from work. We made our way to Hong Lim Park, "speakers corner"...they told to be there rain or shine! Since all durians were already bought the night before... The editors and employees of HungryGoWhere.com were out and about Singapore looking for the best durians...
We were the first few to arrive ("kiasu" mode on) as "we" more like "I" couldn't wait to devour! But as soon as I thought I could start devouring the buffet spread, the HungryGoWhere team handed us sheets of paper to fill in our feedback, each durian numbered from 1-11 without revealing to us which species... We had to rank the aroma, sweetness/bitterness, texture, etc and overall rating... In a way, it was good as it slowed us down to actually appreciate each bite! Too much of a good thing is good for nothing as mr. Hubby always says...surprisingly mr. Hubby sampled all of it and he liked no.3 (Hong Xia), 2 (Shan Ba Durian) and 6 (Mao Mao Wang) the best whereas I liked no. 10 (Hu Lu Wang), 1 (XO Durian) and 3 (Hong Xia) the best... We both prefer the sweet ones compared to the bitter ones...
Here is HungryGoWhere followup write up on the result

We did try to tempt baby Si with some durian...she had taste tested some previously in Malaysia... But still rejected!!! Yay, that means more for mummy to enjoy... We returned for seconds, for the ones that we liked the most... This mummy then returned for 3rd, 4th and so on...

By the end, I was pretty full. Then mr. Hubby suggested to go for dinner! Oh boy....we ended up having 2 big bowls of Japanese ramen for dinner at ramen play restaurant..baby Si helped us by finishing it ;)

So was my mission accomplished? To convert mr. Hubby to be a durian lover? NOPS... And I'm secretly happy with it ... Hee hee hee...
But mr. Hubby did say give any food for him to try a dozen times, he will eventually like it...which in his case is very true!!! When we moved to Singapore, all he ate was mostly Indian food, western food, and chicken rice, chicken rice and chicken rice...but now, his taste bud has "blossomed"...
Question is: will this wifey offer mr. Hubby more durians to eat in the future...u think? Think again...*evil laughs*

More pics can be found on mr. Hubby's Facebook...
Click here!!!