Attention, Mangosteen fiends

posted on May 24, 2008 at 6:26 am

TBG Reader, Nicci Robertson, has found fresh mangosteens in Atlanta. She sent in the following report with photos. Thanks, Nicci.  
Yesterday was one of my most exciting food finds in ages. I felt like I had won the lottery! The Asian market in Fiesta Plaza on Buford Hwy had FRESH mangosteen and FRESH Durian from Thailand. I am not a Durian fan, bit I am half Vietnamese and my mother adores it. The mangosteen was pricey, but worth every penny to me at $6.99/lb. I bought two bags that cost $30, yielding about 10 per bag. It may be hard for some to rationalize the price since you only eat 1/3 of each fruit…the shell is very thick. The little gems inside are wonderful and unlike anything else.

I also discovered an unusual edible flower in the produce department. I was told that it is used in Vietnamese sour soup with’s tom yum style with tomatoes and tamarind. My mother makes it, but we’ve never had access to the flowers before.
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  • Re: Attention, Mangosteen fiends
    posted by: Anonymous · June 29, 2008  3:51 AM

    I just got back from Thailand, first returning trip in 8 years. I am new to the area, and was looking for Mangosteen before I even returned home. Thanks so much for this!

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