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got mangostine?

exotic fruit lover Nov 28, 2003 08:54 AM

where can i find one?

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    optimus crime Dec 13, 2003 02:09 PM

    tried atwater mkt?

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      Michael Dec 2, 2003 05:31 PM

      For those of you wondering what a mangostine is, have a look at these images.

      www.phukettravelguide.com/ fruit.htm
      www.phukettravelguide.com/ fruit-mangostine2.JPG

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        bftp Nov 28, 2003 01:48 PM

        Kim Phat (3588 Goyer just east of Côte-des-Neiges, 514 737-2383) had fresh mangosteens when I was there on Tuesday; the several other Kim Phat stores in the greater Montreal area probably stock them too. Another place to look is the Jean Talon Market: they're pretty much a staple at Chez Louis (in the centre of the row of shops on the south side of the market, 514 277-4670) and I've seen them at the green grocer's on the north side that's so popular with Southeast Asians and other third-worlders (the name escapes me). The produce stores on St-Laurent in Chinatown are also good bets.

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          exotic fruit lover Nov 28, 2003 04:25 PM

          Thank you!

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            christopher Dec 2, 2003 06:56 AM

            Pardon my ignorance, but what is it?

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              bftp Dec 2, 2003 05:50 PM

              One of the more luscious tropical fruits, originally from the Malay Peninsula or thereabouts. Unfortunately for Canadians, it tastes best when tree ripened and just picked. Click below for more information than you can shake a durian at.

              Link: http://www.hort.purdue.edu/newcrop/mo...

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