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DavyLeo May 9, 2012 10:26 PM

Hi...

I have purchased young thai coconut at whole foods. They are pricey. I was curious if anyone knew of any place that sells them for a bit cheaper than whole foods? Sometimes even Vons or Ralphs get them for like 3.99 each. Hopefully something close to downtown la, or Mta train stations because that is the only way to get there for me. Thanks all!

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    DavyLeo May 11, 2012 06:44 PM

    Thanks all... Thanks to you all I called and found out:

    LAX-C MARKET- You get a case of 9 for $10.50. great price

    Bangluck Market is $1.49 each...

    And calling Whole Foods has a sale till Wed where you get 2 for 4. Normal price $2.50 each

    Thanks much all. I will be going to Lax C Market, best deal. I just hope they are good quality with no soft puprle bottoms. Fingers crossed.

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    1. re: DavyLeo
      Servorg May 11, 2012 07:34 PM

      That sort of report back is EXACTLY the type and quality of information that this entire site lives on. So thank you. And if you'll come back and report on the quality of the c-nuts after you inspect them, that will be the cherry on top of the sundae as far as being a perfect "guest" poster to the Los Angeles CH Community is concerned.

    2. Dommy May 9, 2012 10:50 PM

      Go to the source, not far from the Goldline Chinatown stop is LAX-C market. Wonderful selection of Thai products for wholesale prices. They also have vendors outside for an expensive lunch and pretty good coffee shop Chimney Brick is right in the same complex.

      --Dommy!

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        ipsedixit May 10, 2012 07:53 AM

        Bingo!

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          Servorg May 10, 2012 08:01 AM

          They have one of the most "minimalist" websites I've seen: http://www.lax-c.com/

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            omieurhomie May 10, 2012 09:36 AM

            haha i love LAX-C! And those coconut cakes... mmmmmmm.

            Davy, you should try Bangluck Market in Thai Town. Definitely within walking distance from the Hollywood/Western metro station. If you don't find it there, there are a bunch of smaller Thai markets on Hollywood Blvd.

            1. re: Dommy
              Mr Taster May 11, 2012 07:34 AM

              Dommy is absolutely right (except for that lunch being expensive! ;) LAX- is the definitive answer to your question.

              Mr Taster

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                Dommy May 11, 2012 09:48 AM

                Sorry! That is the problem with posting while taking conference calls... you miss a few prefixes... I MEANT inexpensive... ;)

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                  Mr Taster May 11, 2012 11:43 AM

                  And I meant LAX-C. I cannot recommend purchasing young coconuts at the airport.

                  Mr Taster

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              madcao May 9, 2012 10:39 PM

              I don't have a specific recommendation close to a train station, but you should check out Asian superrmarkets in Chinatown. A Grocery Wherehouse at 1487 W. Sunset Blvd. in Echo Park has coconuts often, but that might be too far for you.

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                DavyLeo May 9, 2012 10:44 PM

                Umm. er okay... What asian supermarkets in chinatown? I'm not familiar with that area?

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