Durian pizzas actually exist, and Tino’s Pizza Café is only the latest to experiment with them

Photo: Tino’s Pizza Cafe / Facebook
Photo: Tino’s Pizza Cafe / Facebook

Of all the food fusions to come up with, the unholy matrimony of durians and pizza is an actual, honest-to-God dish that’ll either trigger your gag reflex or cause significant intrigue, depending on your stance on the King Of Fruits.

Tino’s Pizza Café — a joint that promises “authentic Italian taste” — diverged from its usual repertoire and dived deep into the thorny realm of local cuisine. No chilli crab or laksa options for the pizza joint though; it’s serving Mao Shan Wang and D24 durians on baked dough crusts.

The stinky pizza was launched on Apr 1, but folks quickly learnt that Tino’s wasn’t fooling anyone. It’s creamy durian flesh topped with cheese on hand-tossed pizza bases — a combination so rich and bizarre that it should appeal to the gastronomically adventurous.

As weird as durian pizza sounds, Tino’s isn’t the first one to sell the weird concoction. Other eateries such as The Godfather Pizza, Inn Cafe in Sarawak, Blue and Brown in China, and probably a whole lot more have tried their hand at tossing durian-covered dough.

Durian pizza?!? Oh for the love of… #durian #durianpizza #fearfactor

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Reviews have been mixed, but it all boils down to whether you love Singapore’s (unofficial) national fruit in the first place. We’re sure Jessica Chastain will totally be a fan though.

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