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Dragon Fruit-Dallas

slewfoot May 6, 2009 06:36 AM

Does anyone know where I can find Dragon Fruit around Dallas? I saw them only once at Fiesta, but that seems to have been a one-time deal. Any ideas?

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    jindomommy RE: slewfoot May 14, 2009 10:46 PM

    They have it at Whole Foods Highland Park. I just got back from Singapore and ate it everyday I was there. So, so yummy and just really pretty on a fruit platter with melons and strawberries.

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      sl1 RE: jindomommy May 15, 2009 10:58 AM

      Im sure Central Market would have it too. If not you could ask them to special order it for you. Shouldnt be a big deal.

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        jindomommy RE: sl1 May 15, 2009 11:33 AM

        Strangely enough, I have never seen it at CM. IMO, Whole Foods tends to bring in more exotic fruits.

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          slewfoot RE: jindomommy May 15, 2009 12:00 PM

          I've never seen it at CM, either. Thanks for the tip on HPWF.

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            DallasDude RE: slewfoot May 15, 2009 12:32 PM

            Have you tried Super H-Mart? Their produce section is about the size of an entire Albertson's.

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              simply_victoria RE: DallasDude May 15, 2009 01:56 PM

              Ohhh. Super H-mart. I'm going there this weekend. Need to make sure I eat before I buy out the place.

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                DallasDude RE: simply_victoria May 15, 2009 02:10 PM

                NO! Eat there, they have the most delightful food court. Afterwards shop...

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                  slewfoot RE: DallasDude May 18, 2009 09:32 AM

                  Guess I'm kinda slow, but what/where is Super H-Mart?

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                    air RE: slewfoot May 18, 2009 09:36 AM

                    Super H Mart is a massive Korean grocery. They sell a very wide variety of produce. It's in Carrollton.


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                slewfoot RE: DallasDude May 20, 2009 02:29 PM

                Thanks for the tip about H-Mart. That place is great. What a seafood selection! But alas, still no dragon fruit.

      2. ShanghaiSam RE: slewfoot Jun 3, 2009 11:29 PM

        I've gotten dragon fruit before at all of the asian supermarkets in the Dallas area.

        1. Asia World Market - Legacy Rd. just west of 75
        2. Mei Hua Supermarket - Northeast corner of Coit Rd. and W Park Blvd.
        3. Tian Tian 88 Supermarket - Greenville Rd. north of Beltline Rd.

        Asia World is the largest of the three. I'm surprised you didn't find it at Super H Mart...their produce section is awesome! I've also seen them at some of the Mexican supermarkets.

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          slewfoot RE: ShanghaiSam Jun 5, 2009 03:19 PM

          Wonderful tips! Thanks, I'll let you know where I find them.

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            slewfoot RE: slewfoot Jun 8, 2009 02:55 PM

            Well, I tried all 3 asian markets you suggested and found Dragon fruit at none of them. Is there a Dragon fruit season that I'm unaware of?

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              FlowerMoundGirl RE: slewfoot Jun 13, 2009 05:35 PM

              Did some googling out of curiousity, because I've never seen or tasted Dragonfruit. This page talks about it's season and has some mighty tasty looking photos.


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                DallasDude RE: FlowerMoundGirl Jun 14, 2009 08:48 AM

                OMG funny. The pictures of baby Jason with Dragon Fruit at 6 mos and then again at 18 months... then for good measure Dragon Fruit pictured with a beer tap. I haven't stopped laughing for 20 minutes.

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          winkypants RE: slewfoot Jul 21, 2009 12:10 PM

          I work at Central Market, and we currently have dragonfruit in stock. We only carry it ceretain times of the year, and there isn't a big market for it. We try our best to get it whenever the crop is good enough!

          1. the_sneeb RE: slewfoot Jul 22, 2009 10:54 AM

            Tom Spicer had a few at fm1410 on Fitzhugh. Don't know if he was selling them or just munching on them, though.

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              StoryGal RE: slewfoot Sep 30, 2009 11:32 PM

              Saw it at H-Mart last week. (today is 9/30/09)
              They are really pretty to look at...so unusual...but never 'got' the flavor. <shrug>

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