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achefsbest Nov 16, 2010 05:18 PM

I live in the East Bay and drove to all these Asian markets trying to find durian. I looked at Ranch 99 in El Cerrito, some Asian market on Solano Ave., and the new Berkeley Bowl. Any suggestions for other places to track durian down? The closer to Berkeley, the better. Thank you.

Berkeley Bowl
2020 Oregon St, Berkeley, CA 94703

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  1. Robert Lauriston RE: achefsbest Nov 16, 2010 05:25 PM

    I've seen it at both Berkeley Bowls and at 99 Ranch. Maybe it's the wrong season?

    I've seen frozen pulp in the freezer section of 99 Ranch.

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      ML8000 RE: achefsbest Nov 16, 2010 05:53 PM

      There's a market next-door to New Gold Medal in Oakland Chinatown, I just saw durian out on the sideway display the other day.

      New Gold Medal
      389 8th St, Oakland, CA 94607

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        achefsbest RE: ML8000 Nov 16, 2010 08:22 PM

        Thanks! I hope it's not the wrong season; there were oodles of durian just last week at Ranch 99. I'll go to Oakland Chinatown for my fix.

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