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hdalsy Nov 13, 2013 11:41 AM

Anyone know where I can find jackfruit?

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    Dirtywextraolives RE: hdalsy Nov 13, 2013 12:22 PM

    I've seen it fresh at 99 Ranch Market in Van Nuys, as well as frozen at Seafood City, in Eagle Rock on Colorado Blvd.

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      john gonzales RE: Dirtywextraolives Nov 13, 2013 12:36 PM

      Yep. 99 Ranch Van Nuys had a bunch the other day.

    2. boogiebaby RE: hdalsy Nov 13, 2013 01:17 PM

      They carry fresh and canned at 99 Ranch and SG Superstore.

      1. raytamsgv RE: hdalsy Nov 13, 2013 02:20 PM

        You could probably find them in Chi Ut Trai Cay in Rosemead.

        http://www.yelp.com/biz/chi-ut-trai-c...

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          tastycakes RE: hdalsy Nov 13, 2013 04:29 PM

          i've seen it fresh and canned at the A-1 market on Sunset in Echo Park.

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            will47 RE: hdalsy Nov 22, 2013 03:24 PM

            There's a place near Bodhi Vegetarian Supply (plaza next to Shaanxi Gourmet) which has great jackfruit. We've gone in the past, but today was especially good.

            You can't miss it - mostly empty storefront with tropical fruit inside. They have durian, cherimoya, etc, and seems vaguely shady, as if it's a front for illegal gambling or something.

            Edit -- same place mentioned by raytamsgv

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              ozhead RE: will47 Nov 22, 2013 03:42 PM

              Forget jackfruit - eat cherimoya (aka soursop). MMMMmmmmmm.

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                bulavinaka RE: ozhead Nov 24, 2013 04:07 PM

                Cherimoya and soursop are of the same genus but definitely different trees and fruits.

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                  ozhead RE: bulavinaka Nov 24, 2013 04:51 PM

                  Agreed. If nothing else, the soursop fruit is much bigger than the cherimoya fruit. They do, however, taste the same, and both make a great frozen daiquiri.

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                    bulavinaka RE: ozhead Nov 24, 2013 05:08 PM

                    I personally find cherimoya more complex in flavor and with a richer texture. We had a cherimoya tree, and even still - making daiquiris out of them? You are too rich for my blood. :)

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                      ozhead RE: bulavinaka Nov 24, 2013 07:51 PM

                      My frozen daiquiri comment stems from the years I lived in Guam, when I could get soursops for free from neighbors' trees, or at very low cost from farmers' markets.

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              WesSabi RE: hdalsy Nov 22, 2013 08:54 PM

              I actually saw fresh jackfruit a few weeks ago at the Fountain Valley Costco so maybe more they carry it at others.

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