Cai Mon Durian of Ben Tre Province – “King” of Tropical Fruit

Post by: Admin - Posted at: November 5, 2018

If there are “100 things you should taste before you die”, the durian fruit is certainly in the top-ten list. Known as the the smelliest fruit in the world. Tourist will be impressed by the shocking smell of this tropical fruit. The most popular and delicious durian in Viet Nam is the “Cai Mon” durian in Ben Tre province.
 Cai Mon Durian , Ben Tre Province - "King" of Tropical Fruit
This fruit can make people love by the ability to awake up the sense of smell and being one of a challenge with foreigners as well as anyone who have tasted it for the first time because of its unique, powerful flavor. The most quality durian in Vietnam is planted in the South of Vietnam. Durians are also used to make all kinds of mostly sweet treats like pastes, cakes, cookies, milk shakes, ice cream, chips, candies and more.
 Cai Mon Durian , Ben Tre Province - "King" of Tropical Fruit

The origin of Cai Mon durian

Cai means the grand canal and Mon is slang of Mum, which means honey in Khmer language. According to Son Nam writter, who focus to write about culture of the Southern Vietnam, in the past, two banks of the canal in Cai Mon was the gathering place of honey bees because Cai Mon has lush orchards with flowers bloom throughout the year. The name Cai Mon was understood from that.
 Cai Mon Durian , Ben Tre Province - "King" of Tropical Fruit
We do not know that where exactly it comes from, it was oral tradition, this kind of fruit was brought by teacher named Liu Nho taught in Cai Mon from Cambodia to plant in Cai Mon land in 1910 and named “Sữa Bò” (Milk Cow) durian. Over 100 years, Liu’s durian have become a famous brand – Cai Mon durian.

The differences of Cai Mon durian

A durian fruit opened up to expose the small seeds wrapped in yellow juicy arils which have characteristic odors, juicy arils as thick as sweet, fat and strong. The durian’s highly-prized fruits can be weigh up to two kilograms Eating is like melting in the mouth. Creamy and sweet! It can be said that no kind of durian can compare with durian in Cai Mon land.
 Cai Mon Durian , Ben Tre Province - "King" of Tropical Fruit
There is a point that this kind of fruit to diners remember not to forget it is the smell, the smell of durian is very strange, it awake up the cravings of somebody, the others can not feel it terrible and stay away. People eat durian, but in the next day, the smell is still somewhere on their lips or hands.
 Cai Mon Durian , Ben Tre Province - "King" of Tropical Fruit
Believe us, if you have never tried a durian before, you will never have tasted anything so amazingly rich and complex in your life. We absolutely love durian, but we have seen fellow Europeans could not overcome the unsavoury associations conjured up by the durian’s bad smell.
 Cai Mon Durian , Ben Tre Province - "King" of Tropical Fruit
Known as with high quality more than other durians in terms of sweetness, aroma as well as the number of compartments inside. Cai Mon gradually confirms its position in domestic and foreign markets.
 Cai Mon Durian , Ben Tre Province - "King" of Tropical Fruit

Where tourists can find Cai Mon durian?

Tourists can taste this fruit at Cai Mon Orchard Village or Tien Thuy Market
 Cai Mon Durian , Ben Tre Province - "King" of Tropical Fruit
  • Cai Mon Orchard is located in Vinh Thanh Village, Chau Thanh Distric, Ben Tre Province. Cai Mon Orchard is located about 40 kms away from Ben Tre City. Cai Mon – Cho Lach is considered the kingdoms of “sweet fruit”. Every year, this land attracts many visitors to visit, especially the occasion of Ben Tre festival delicious and quality fruit at Mid-year festival on 5/5(lunar).
  • From My Tho City (Tien Giang Province), visitors pass Rach Mieu Bridge and go along provincial road No.884 to Tien Thuy Market in Chau Thanh District, Ben Tre Province. Be here, there are high-speed tourist boats to take visitors to Cai Mon Canal for only one hour.
  • It produces fruit year-round, but the main season is between May and July when it tastes best.
 Cai Mon Durian , Ben Tre Province - "King" of Tropical Fruit
Coming to Ben Tre, Walking along winding paths round lush green gardens and enjoy the strong smell of durians and hear the melodious tune of “Southern Vietnamese folk music”. On the traveling Melkong Delta, let’s come and visit to Cai Mon Village to taste popular durian in Ben Tre, which must be rememberable experience in your life !
Shouldn’t go to durian garden at the night because the durians can fall down your head ^^ !! Be careful !
 Cai Mon Durian , Ben Tre Province - "King" of Tropical Fruit

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Post by: Admin - Posted at: November 5, 2018

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