Orh kueh is an early season durian that enters the market mainly within the early period of the mid-year season. It’s usually gone by the time the season enters the peak period.
The name orh kueh is Hokkien dialect for yam cake. Those who have never heard the correct pronunciation but have only seen the text might think that it means black cake.
Orh kue is actually D103.
An alias is meng zhong qing ren (梦中情人) which means dream lover. This is similar to D2. Amusingly, these 2 durians are both from Melaka.
This is too much of a coincidence. And I believe that there must be an interesting story behind it.
The fruit is usually sized around 1kg give to take. And the flesh is pastel cream yellow. And very soft in texture.
The taste come with a sweet aroma that can remind some of tea leaves and a subtle bitterness.
Packed within the fleshy fruitlets are usually small seeds. But don’t rule out the bigger outliers.