Dates (the fruit) from middle east

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    Dates (the fruit) from middle east

    Hi,
    Im looking for dates (u know what it is right? ..the fruit) to buy...i saw some in an Indian shop but weren't fresh and it looked so dry...if someone knows where i can get some please let me know, thanks.


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    Try Citysuper. My parents pick 'em up in Dubai several times a year.


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    There is a Syrian shop called Ali Baba in Kowloon City.They do all the usual dried fruits and oils and sweets.
    The address should be somewhere in Geoexpat


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    thanks for the info guys I'll go n check those places


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    i am going to dubai soon and i will get you some


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    Shukran Vidor i managed to find some in an Indian shop, first floor of CCK mansion in TST, although going into that place is a nightmare for a girl:P


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    Quote Originally Posted by elham
    Shukran Vidor i managed to find some in an Indian shop, first floor of CCK mansion in TST, although going into that place is a nightmare for a girl:P
    i agree with u, i dont like going there at all.

    anyways if u want some arabic dates i will be happy to get it to you and i am sure it will be better than the indian dates

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vidor
    i agree with u, i dont like going there at all.

    anyways if u want some arabic dates i will be happy to get it to you and i am sure it will be better than the indian dates
    Those dates in the Indian-owned shop could easily be imports from Iraq or somewhere that side. Even back in India, dates and dry fruits sold in shops are often imported from Iraq and Afghanistan respectively because of their quality (unless they've been bombed out of existence in recent years).

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    Vidor
    i would like to have it as well, i can take 2 pounds or more from you to try. PM me when you are back to HK

    >> an Indian shop, first floor of CCK mansion in TST

    taste good or good price ? same to the one from G/F ?

    >> easily be imports from Iraq or somewhere that side

    how do you know ?
    i guess they are just local indian dates.
    The transport cost do not justify compare to their cheap price, unless they are sold in expensive price.


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    Syrian shop called Ali Baba in Kowloon City

    This one ?
    http://www.hungrygowhere.com/hongkon...ocolate_fruit/

    closed ?
    no one answer the telephone


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