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C Market has fresh mangosteens

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bluepotato2 May 21, 2010 09:59 PM

I purchased a bag of fresh mangosteens at C Market on Lincoln St yesterday (Thusday). At 9.99/lb, they weren't cheap, but they were lovely.

  1. galangatron May 23, 2010 09:16 PM

    there is also a woman selling fresh mangosteens (albeit at a higher price) at a sidewalk stand outside pho hoa on beach street in chinatown

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      joebloe May 24, 2010 06:15 AM

      Do a search to learn how to pick them. They're more expensive than sushi and you can throw away the whole batch if you pick them wrong.

      1. re: galangatron
        kobuta May 24, 2010 06:59 AM

        I bought two batches from her last year and they were excellent. Most places I've seen don't sell mangosteen loose. I've seen them come in netted packages, or wrapped in the little styrofoam trays. I avoid the wrapped in styrofoam because I usually can't spot if they're fresh.

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          joebloe May 24, 2010 10:03 AM

          It's great if you can pick them individually, just like Toronto Chinatown.

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            kobuta May 24, 2010 03:56 PM

            Eh, I'm just glad to get any now in Boston.

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              opinionatedchef May 26, 2010 08:48 AM

              gosh, i spend so much time offering info on these threads, why can't anyon just take a few minutes to answer my honest question of what they taste like/ what makes them so wonderful?

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                melon May 26, 2010 10:47 AM

                I think they kind of taste like more citrus-y lychees with a touch of grape. They're nice.

                1. re: opinionatedchef
                  kobuta May 27, 2010 11:17 AM

                  I remember answering this question for someone before - so that information is in one of the threads if you search the board. To me, they taste like a combination of slightly tart with a peachy subtle sweetness - there's a fragrance to its flesh that, like a peach, infuses each bite, but not as strong as peach. The texture is very much like the flesh of a lychee.

        2. opinionatedchef May 23, 2010 08:49 PM

          have alw wanted to try these. would you plse. describe the flavor/texture/etc?

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            Chocomom May 23, 2010 10:20 AM

            Was just at Kam Man Supermarket in Quincy and they had fresh mangosteens @ $8.99/lb and each bag average around 2lbs.

            I took a pass on it today.

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              joebloe May 23, 2010 06:39 PM

              Lucky supermarket in Dorchester and Randolph also have them for the same price.

            2. StriperGuy May 22, 2010 02:27 AM

              Thanks for the heads up.

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