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Plenty of FRESH DURIAN at Hawaiin Market

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liu May 21, 2006 11:02 PM

I have seen a few posts on this board asking about purchasing FRESH durian -- although I can't imagine how your car will smell afterward!
Well, now the Hawaiin Market on Valley Blvd. has plenty of fresh durian and fresh jack fruit. The jack fruit smell quite delicious.

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    nooodles RE: liu May 22, 2006 03:11 AM

    Thanks for the heads up! Any idea on price per pound?

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      tina RE: nooodles May 22, 2006 10:38 AM

      you can get 3.99/pd for fresh durian at the two
      fresh fruits markets on the corner of Bolsa& magnolia in Westminster
      there are plenty of other exotic fruits - all fresh now like mangos, lychees, mangoteesn, longans, guavas, papayas etc...

      frozen durian os only .79/pd inside any supermarket in the areas.

      have fun !

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        Tmblweed RE: tina May 22, 2006 11:37 AM

        you've seen fresh mangosteens??? Where did you see them? I was under the impression that the FDA didn't allow mangosteens to come into the US, due to some fly or something like that.

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          cakeybakey RE: tina Dec 9, 2006 10:00 PM

          ARE U SURE U SAW FRESH MANGOSTEENS??
          I VERY CRAZY ABOUT FINDING THEM

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            Das Ubergeek RE: cakeybakey Dec 9, 2006 10:21 PM

            That's a post from May... probably no mangosteens now.

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              cakeybakey RE: Das Ubergeek Dec 9, 2006 10:30 PM

              DO U KNOW ABOUT LYCHEE

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                Das Ubergeek RE: cakeybakey Dec 9, 2006 11:04 PM

                Lychees are everywhere. You can even get them at Gelson's. Again, it is December, so the price will be high, as it is not the season for lychee.

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                  cakeybakey RE: Das Ubergeek Dec 9, 2006 11:24 PM

                  DO THEY HAVE THEM IN WHOLE FOODS OR TRADER JOES

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                    Das Ubergeek RE: cakeybakey Dec 10, 2006 02:16 PM

                    I've seen them in Trader Joe's but not recently. I don't go to Whole Foods very often so I have no idea. Let us know if you find them (WITHOUT USING ALL CAPS BECAUSE IT SOUNDS LIKE YOU'RE SHOUTING).

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                      cakeybakey RE: Das Ubergeek Dec 10, 2006 09:51 PM

                      whole foods has lychee sometimes but i have not seen it there
                      i saw cherimoya,dragonfruit,and goose berries there.
                      dont buy dragonfruit too expensive also cherimoya
                      they alo have starfruit and passionfruit

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                        davefxx RE: cakeybakey May 22, 2007 11:32 PM

                        It's true that cherimoyas are expensive (they don't ship well), but they are heavenly and unique (try them sometime if you have not). Can buy them for around $4/lb. Be sure to eat them before they get overripe (black and soft is overripe). Dragonfruit aren't quite as tasty but are "different" and interesting.

      2. choctastic RE: liu Dec 10, 2006 12:20 AM

        i think i have seen lychees at whole food but don't go there. also trader joes doesn't have good produce either.

        hey and what's up with the caps lock.

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          cakeybakey RE: choctastic Dec 10, 2006 05:03 AM

          I'VE SEEN BABY KIWI AT TREADER JOES
          AND THERE was rambutan(fresh) and canned lychee onley once

        2. hopkid RE: liu Dec 10, 2006 02:43 PM

          Can you please tell me where on Valley Blvd the Hawaiian Market is located?

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            Das Ubergeek RE: hopkid Dec 10, 2006 03:46 PM

            Southeast corner of Del Mar, across from Focus Plaza. It's actually called Hawaii Market.

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