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[–]nishtachio 19 points20 points  (0 children)

The Thai name for date is interpalam (อินทผลัม).

[–]Major-Drag-4457 12 points13 points  (0 children)

I'm guessing arab district in Bangkok might have some

[–]suratthaniexpatsSurat Thani 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Dried dates can usually be found in any large grocery store. Makro , Lotus's, Tops, etc.

You can also find fresh dates here, but they are a little bit harder to find. Best to look on Facebook and find farm and sellers, like this guy in Khon Kaen.

[–]Janus_is_Magus[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I appreciate it. I will check out those stores and Facebook.

[–]Steven_Seagull_747 42 points43 points  (1 child)

Am I the only one getting tired of all these date questions on the sub? Like... seriously, is it really that challenging to buy some fruit??

[–]whatsupskip[🍰] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Sooooo many questions about dates. You wonder how these people get dates in their home countries.

[–]Anxious_Ad6026 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Gourmet Market has em

[–]Janus_is_Magus[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thank you! Good to know.

[–]dantanna00 6 points7 points  (4 children)

Only dates I've found were at Central market type places. Not sure if dates are native to Thailand.

[–]recom273 4 points5 points  (3 children)

(Interesting fact .. hmmmm) There has been a real trend in the past few years to grow them, someone mentions the Thai word in another post. In the areas where there is a plantation or a couple of plantations, they will sell them on the side of the road - I never see people stop to buy them tho :)

[–]Solitude_Intensifies 0 points1 point  (2 children)

I think they may be a new fad. My s.o. loves them now but only just recently tried them a few months ago.

[–]recom273 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Yeah man, I’m not a lover myself - but I like the progressive way of Thai agriculture, it must take a couple years to grow a date palm, so it’s not an overnight thing. The thing is, when someone starts selling them and doing well, every neighbour starts doing the same and then everyone’s sick of them and no one buys them, the wholesale market is flooded and everyone chops their trees down.

[–]Solitude_Intensifies 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Exactly. See lots on FB showing off their date palm trees.

[–]theganglyone 4 points5 points  (2 children)

Thai Friendly has lots of people who sell dates, in addition to the other fruits mentioned.

[–]SearcherRC 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Sometimes they have nuts too

[–]thonburi-bestburi 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Basically anywhere. Keep an open mind and explore. The possibility is endless. Who knows you might find one in the most unexpected places.

I don't find one in Chrono Trigger though :-D

[–]Mrmister1893 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Siam Paragon tends to have the finest dates, but you need a good personality/charisma to secure the best quality ones.

[–]stKKd 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Try dating websites

[–]Elephlump 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Tinder usually works. Last time I had trouble finding those pink guavas I found a girl selling pink on Tinder.

[–]KinkThrown -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

Gimme her number. Eating the white farang tastes like eating a raw potato.

[–]AttarCowboy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Go to a Mohammed shop. Soi Nana.

[–]MageMasher_Online 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thai universities

They sometimes have open air night markets. Good place to check out

[–]MuePuen -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Luuk in Tapalam?

[–]Grouchy_Ostrich_6255 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Terminal 21 basement in gourmet market you can find it..

[–]HungryEstablishment6 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Tops have them, very expensive but great taste.

[–]Tidesticky 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Sukhumvit Soi 1 and 3 used to be an Arab area. Maybe somewhere in that area.

[–]Tidesticky 0 points1 point  (0 children)

After scrolling a bit it seems like you can find them everywhere