getting my hands on a durian in the U.S.
- Yaqo Homo Dec 11, 2006 02:00 PM
There was interesting thread a few months ago about the legal status of mangosteens in the United States and their availability in New York City.
The discussion got me wondering about whether it's possible to try a Durian without travelling to Asia? Are they regulated or banned here in the states--or are they merely rare/unpopular?
I would say merely rare/unpopular. In NoVa II am pretty certain that I have seen (frozen?) durian fruit at the asia grocery store Super H.
Neither rare nor unpopular in major West Coast cities. Ranch 99 Markets in SoCal and elsewhere usually have a large bin full of frozen durian. Anyplace with significant numbers of Southeast Asians should have durians in the Asian markets.
Very available in New York City Chinatown. In fact, I had to ban my wife from bringing the "stinky fruit" home. When at my in-laws, I'll sit away from the dining room table when being served