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Looking for guanabana (aka soursop)

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David Farris Feb 11, 2006 03:00 AM

Hi everyone. Does anyone know if there are any Bay Area grocery stores that stock guanabanas (aka soursop)? I've checked the obvious things that spring to mind--Berkeley Bowl and the Mexican markets in the Mission (and assorted others) without success. Thanks!

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    nooodles RE: David Farris Feb 11, 2006 10:34 AM

    I could be wrong, but I don't think it's the right season for soursop.

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      ChowFun (derek) RE: nooodles Feb 11, 2006 11:35 AM

      However, if you're just 'craving' the flavor of guanabana..they often have it at Marco Polo gelato..on Taraval here in the City..it is quite good!
      Call First!

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        Yakitiyak RE: ChowFun (derek) Feb 11, 2006 01:42 PM

        You are right on!

        Marco Polo Gelato on Taraval has soursop!!!

        It's delicious.

        But other flavors there, esp. chestnut, black sesame, and taro are outstanding too!

        enjoy!

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          tortuga RE: Yakitiyak Feb 11, 2006 08:33 PM

          wher on taraval?

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            ChowFun (derek) RE: tortuga Feb 12, 2006 10:28 AM

            1447 Taraval
            Here's a link w/directions

            Link: http://www.amazon.com/gp/yp/B0004CDDN...

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          uyen RE: ChowFun (derek) Feb 12, 2006 12:10 AM

          side note...
          i have recently tried the soursop (November '05) and it was mighty good, also the guava!... but--is it me--or the other flavors have lost the punch it used to have? for example, the lychee (trai vai) that they made used to be chocked with pieces of fruit and had that gelato-y consistency... but it seems to be more milk based and have a more ice cream consistency versus gelato? *confused...=T

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        Mari RE: David Farris Feb 11, 2006 06:08 PM

        I don't know when it's season is, but I have seen it at Whole Foods for a pretty penny. I think they are sometimes imported from Chile. I have never had a good fresh soursop in the US - if you find it then let me know.

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          Nancy Berry RE: David Farris Feb 12, 2006 12:11 AM

          The last time I was at Mitchell's they had soursop sorbet on their list of flavors.

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