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Fragrant Pears at Chinese Markets

StriperGuy Jan 2, 2007 09:07 PM

For the first time this year I have seen small "Fragrant Pears" in Chinese markets around Boston. Also saw a post on the General Topics board.

Smaller then the usual Asian pears, and shaped a bit more like Western varieties, they are amazing, tasting like really good and crunchy Asian pears.

  1. Bob MacAdoo Jan 2, 2007 09:41 PM

    I wish thispost went up two weeks ago. I prepared a goat-cheese stuffed roasted pear side during the holidays, but could not find these despite looking. I should have tried Super 88 or some of the other usual suspects in Chinatown. Live & learn :)

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    1. re: Bob MacAdoo
      StriperGuy Jan 3, 2007 01:26 PM

      I don't think asian pears of any variety would benefit from cooking. They are all about the crunchy fresh texture. I would use traditional western pears.

    2. Chris VR Jan 23, 2014 04:10 PM

      I just encountered these for the first time at HMart in Burlington, and they are quite lovely. They have a pretty strong pear smell, a nice crunchy texture without the graininess you can sometimes get with standard Asian pears. They were on sale this week.

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        macadamianut Jan 24, 2014 12:18 PM

        Found some today at Hmart in Burlington. They are sweeter and smaller than Asian pears. They had lots of them packed six in a package as well lots of sharon fruit.

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