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    Mrs needs her fix of fruits,any uk supermarkets stock things like mangosteen,rambutan etc???

    I seee tesco was doing a taste of Thai not so long ago,does any one know if they still doing it??



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    our has stopped doing it.
    I guess Chinese and Asian Supermarkets are your best bet but stupidly expensive, paid £4.95 for 10 of those hairy Rambutan things that they call "ngo"

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    Quote Originally Posted by N Barton View Post
    our has stopped doing it.
    I guess Chinese and Asian Supermarkets are your best bet but stupidly expensive, paid £4.95 for 10 of those hairy Rambutan things that they call "ngo"

    Also looking online but proper expensive as well mate..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Annnick View Post
    Also looking online but proper expensive as well mate..
    have looked on tesco online and doent look like they do now

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    I've seen tinned rambutan over here, never noticed the fresh ones.
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    Somebody said (on Handymans recent thread about fruit) that they had seen Mangosteen over here too (?)

    Set the Barbeque up and get her to do some barbecued Bananas Thai style, lovely.

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    I think both Tesco and Sainsbury's have sold them in the past, probably only seasonal.
    We tend to do most of our shopping online, as we are out in the sticks.

    We purchase from this site, they stock a very good range of products, which I think are quite reasonably priced.
    http://www.raanthai.co.uk/retail/Fresh_Fruit.html

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    Agree some fruits seasonal and the fact that they can be here in a matter of hours is irrelivent so your going to buy old stuff which may have been frozen but hey its the real thing for the other half

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    First I'd say 'Get her on the fruits over here - there are plenty of delicious ones that'll be new to her and/or expensive in Thailand, like strawberries, raspberries, peaches, nectarines, apricots, cherries, etc' and they're just as good but I guess you can't force them to try...

    Tescos is much better for Thai produce (perhaps because of the Tesco-Lotus connection?). At bigger Tescos I've seen pat bung, 'Chinese radish' (the big white radish that Thais use in soups), fresh tamarinds, etc. Not sure about mangosteen. They do do good watermelons, sweet mangos and, I think, Thai style papayas (though not green unripe ones).

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    Quote Originally Posted by N Barton View Post
    those hairy Rambutan things that they call "ngo"
    Don't forget to Wash ngo
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    When Dao was here she once said to me "England have many fruit but don't bother" and it was the same when we went to Wales for a hol and she went nuts about how many Mussels on the rocks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary & Nok View Post
    Don't forget to Wash ngo
    Am just curious why-any particular reason, apart from the usual hygienic concern, especially the possible presence of fruit maggots? Am asking this because we were once warned to avoid eating the rind or seed of ngo since they are said to contain toxic "saponins" and "tannins", which seem to be hazardous to health. I haven't personally investigated the scientific basis for this claim, but meanwhile I choose to just be cautious.

    Otherwise ngo or rambutan is considered a wonder fruit. Experts say it is rich with calcium, iron, fat, phosphorus, protein and carbohydrate and it also helps in treatment of diarrhea, hypoglycemia, diabetes, among others.

    But personally I like it because of its taste. It's also quite cheap in Thailand; when in season, it costs as low as 15 baht per kilo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vam View Post
    Am just curious why-any particular reason,
    Err, joke (bad one obviously).
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    I know the wife went bananas (sorry) for Tesco imported Thai mango. Her and her mates went round all the Tesco branches buying up the stock until they were banned from buying any more.
    Boomin' expensive!
    Judging others before you have met isn't a wise option.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary & Nok View Post
    Err, joke (bad one obviously).
    Yeah, that joke definitely went over his head (& shoulders)

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    I've seen tinned rambutan over here
    Us too. Our local Thai shop has them tinned, as well as most other tinned fruits but we never bother, so not sure how they compare to fresh. The only tinned stuff she buys is bamboo shoots.

    Get her on the fruits over here
    My Mrs does well with what we can get in Asda. Half our weekly shop is usually made up of fruit. Mango, Pineapples, pears, apples, oranges, bananas, kiwi, melons of various types etc etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by ian1208 View Post
    I know the wife went bananas (sorry) for Tesco imported Thai mango. Her and her mates went round all the Tesco branches buying up the stock until they were banned from buying any more.
    Boomin' expensive!
    Get her on the ones from India/Pakistan there even better ! (Can be had a for a damn site cheaper than Tesco's too at your local Indian shop)

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandsty...alphonso-mango

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