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Salak - "Snakeskin fruit" in Toronto??

YYZSolly Feb 8, 2008 05:31 AM

Hi, all. I was fairly recently in Bali and fell in love with this Indinesian fruit called "salak," which translates to "snakeskin fruit."

So yummy...like a mix between a nut and an apple.

So, any idea if I can find these in Toronto? I've tried my Asian grocer on Burnhamthorpe but no luck.


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  1. estufarian RE: YYZSolly Feb 8, 2008 05:56 AM

    I'm pretty sure I had the same thing in Vietnam. Have never seen it here either.

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      AndreNgo RE: YYZSolly Aug 30, 2008 06:55 PM

      Hi! I have not found unpeeled Salak in Toronto yet. However, I buy it pre-peeled every year at the CNE (I am eating some as I type this. Crunchy and moist) from the Indonesian snack vendor in the International Pavilion. Unfortunately, the CNE/Ex is only open through Monday (Labour Day). (I am also unsure which variety of Salak it is.)

      (I also stock up on various snacks like emping and the like while there.)

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        koknia RE: AndreNgo Aug 30, 2008 08:55 PM

        I eat this a lot in Thailand, but it's expensive there and not always good. (I think it's all imported from Indonesia. The Thai's call it "salut".)
        It's usually sold prepackaged, so you can't test them first. When it's ripe it's incredible.


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