The Tawa is a medium sized fruit and looks oblong in shape with large thorns. The color of the fruit is similar to the Musang King. Compared to the other durian types which may have vibrant yellow flesh, the Tawa pales in comparison with its milky yellow color and light but creamy texture with little fibre. The taste of the flesh is bitter (some say it is more bitter than the XO) and really wet especially when it is very ripe. The husk tends to be thin as well with a characteristics depression at the base of the fruit.