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10 Places to Buy Avocado in Malaysia

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While avocados have been very popular in Western countries like US, UK, Australia and Europe for many years (Holy guacamole, as they say!), some countries like Malaysia have just started to appreciate this pear-shaped fruit thanks to the rise of regional household income (avocados are not cheap) and health-awareness (but very nutritious). As the demand has been rising rapidly in recent years, this article serves as a guide on where to buy avocado in Malaysia. 

Some of you may have asked Google on “The Health Benefits of Avocado”.

After learning its amazing health benefits, many people (especially women 👩🥑) just can’t wait to incorporate avocado into their daily diet!

Moreover, parents love avocados because it's the best first food for their babies 👶🥑 (read here & here).

But… Where can you buy avocado in Malaysia?

Hmm… this is not so searchable on Google, is it?

No worries! This article is specially designed to fill in this information gap for you!

 

So here are 10 places selling avocados in Malaysia.

 

Hypermarket

1. Aeon

Aeon Hypermarket sells avocados from various countries. They often sell Australian avocados; you may occasionally find Philippine avocados on sale too. They usually put 3 avocados in a pack to prevent the avocados from bruising (this also encourages you to buy more).  The avocado supply here is quite stable.

Supply: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Stable.
Price: ⭐⭐ Higher price.
Quality: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Good quality.
Parking Fee: ⭐⭐⭐ RM2++ for non-members.

 

2. Tesco

The avocados sold in Tesco are mainly avocados from Africa (e.g. Kenya). These avocados are simply stacked together and some people would treat them as a stress ball. Therefore, you should be aware of bruised avocados here. I suggest you only choose green and unripe avocados as the skin will then be hard enough to protect the flesh when disasters happen. 💪

Supply: ⭐⭐⭐ Not always available.
Price: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Cheap.
Quality: ⭐⭐⭐ Depends on your luck.
Parking Fee: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Free.

 

3. Giant

Similarly, African avocados are common in Giant. Sometimes you may find a 3-for-RM10 sale here! However, you’re advised to buy only green and unripe ones (please refer to Tesco)!

Supply: ⭐⭐⭐ Not always available.
Price: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Cheap.
Quality: ⭐⭐ Highly depends on your luck.
Parking Fee: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Free.


Supermarket

4. Jaya Grocer

Jaya Grocer defines itself as Malaysia's Neighborhood Fresh Grocer - carrying everyday fresh and premium products for your daily household convenience and needs. The avocados here are from Australia, which are advertised as being of premium quality.

Supply: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Stable.
Price: ⭐⭐ Higher price.
Quality: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Good quality.
Parking Fee: ⭐⭐⭐ Most probably with parking fee.

 


Fruit Shop

5. MBG

MBG means “Money Back Guarantee”, an unprecedented concept within the fruit business. It means every customer who makes a purchase at MBG’s outlets can be refunded within 7 days (with a receipt/proof of purchase) should they be not satisfied with the quality of their purchase. You may find avocados from different countries here, such as Australia, Africa, and Mexico. Moreover, they have an online store. Personally, I’m wary of Kenyan avocados, but MBG has not disappointed me so far.

Supply: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Stable.
Price: ⭐⭐ Higher price.
Quality: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Money Back Guarantee.
Parking Fee: ⭐⭐⭐ Fee required.

 

6. Neighborhood fruit shops

There must be at least one traditional fruit shop in your Taman. Find them! Many of them don’t sell avocados because they don’t want to deal with the trouble. One storekeeper told me they’re fed up with bad avocados and complaints from customers. They prefer to sell stable and low-risk fruits.

Supply: ⭐ Very unstable.
Price: ⭐⭐⭐ Moderate.
Quality: ⭐⭐ Highly depends on your luck.
Parking Fee: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Small fee imposed by the local authority 👮
(Tip: Don’t chit-chat with the shop owner if you didn’t pay for a parking ticket. )


Pasar

7. Pasar Pagi

Fruit stall owners at Pasar Pagi have no choice but to sell any kind of avocado that they could find. If you’re lucky enough, you may find local avocados here! The local avocados are often big and cheap compared to the imported ones. Basically, the competition here is very intense as you may find more than 5 fruit stalls at any pasar (ANY!!!), which means the price is cheaper.

Supply: ⭐ Very unstable.
Price: ⭐⭐ Cheap.
Quality: ⭐⭐ Highly depends on your luck.
Parking Fee: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Free. But be aware of double-parking.

 

8. Pasar Malam

Please refer to Pasar Pagi. You might be able to find avocado milkshakes too 🥛! Good luck!

Supply: ⭐ Very unstable.
Price: ⭐⭐⭐ Moderate.
Quality: ⭐⭐ Highly depends on your luck.
Parking Fee: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Free. But be aware of double-parking.


Online Store

9. Avocadian.com

Why waste our money if we can't consume avocado consistently to truly benefit from it? We absolutely can't get firm abs by just exercising 1 time a week; or consume fish oil 3 times a week for a healthier heart; or take in medicine 5 times a week to cure our diseases. In 2017, Meng Kuan and I founded Avocadian — a start-up committed to promoting and delivering the healthiest avocado diet to all Malaysians. Two of us are avo-lovers who really know the pain of dealing with avocados and realize that one would never truly benefit from avocado via occasional consumption (read our story here!👫). What do we do? We carefully selected the finest avocados from Australia, turn them into ready-to-eat avo-goodness, and deliver to your doorstep to satisfy your high standards for personal well-being. Whether the goal is to boost your general health, beauty, weight-loss, or baby and kid’s growth, you’ve made the right choice!

AvoBox - avocado fruit

AvoBoost - avocado purée

Supply: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ All year long.
Price: ⭐⭐⭐ Reasonable price.
Quality: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Best Quality.

Parking Fee: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ WAITTT… put your car keys back, order online and enjoy free delivery to your doorstep.


Bonus

10. Backyard

A few people planted avocado trees in their backyard many years ago. Today, some trees do bear fruits and the owners should be happy to give some fruits away. Walk around your neighborhood to try your luck! (Enter from the front door, be POLITE!)

Supply: ?????
Price: ?????
Quality: ?????
Parking Fee: ?????


Yeah! Whenever you crave for 🥑🥑🥑, you know where to get them! 

However, sad to say, the supply and price of avocados has been unstable mainly due to two reasons: 1) avocado is a seasonal fruit; 2) the production just can't cope with the large demand around the world.

In Malaysia, most avocados in the market are imported from overseas, such as Australia, Mexico, Kenya, Philippine, USA, New Zealand, Greece, Spain, and etc. I seldom find local avocados in West Malaysia. There are abundant supply of avocados in Vietnam and Indonesia (but Sabah and Sarawak also produce lots of avocados, they love avocado milkshakes very much!). Does anyone know the reason?

Anyway, let's enjoy the amazing avocados while we still can! 😉

 

Where do you normally buy avocado in Malaysia?

Did I leave out any places?

Comment and share your experience below 👇

 


 

Have you wondered how I evaluated the quality of the avocados in each place?

In my next article, I will explain how to choose and buy avocado in Malaysia.

Disclaimer: All views expressed on this article “10 places to buy avocado in Malaysia” are on my own and do not represent the opinion of any entity, whatsoever with which I have been, am now, or will be affiliated. I’m not making promises, or guarantees regarding the accuracy of information supplied, nor that I guarantee for the completeness of information found on this article.

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5 thoughts on “10 Places to Buy Avocado in Malaysia

  1. Great info here! I’ve seen Aeon Big selling avocados too, I think is Philippine one, only RM3. But I dont like its taste, quite tasteless, and sometimes got rotten one. Personally I prefer Australian one, although more expensive but it’s really good taste and high quality.

    1. Hi Melanie, glad that you find the info helpful! The Philippine avocados here belong to Dole. I agree with you, it always depends on luck and you actually ended up spending more than RM3 for each edible avocado. We prefer Australian avocado to be safe and love its flavor too! =)

  2. I always by at the hypermarkets like Giant and Tesco since it is nearby to my house. But I also get it from Jusco and Mydin. I find Mydin sell the Mexican Hass at MYR5 but some time they sell less quality ones for half the price. Now, I plant the tree in front of my house. I bought the tree from a local grower at mudah.my for MYR40 two and half years ago. Since then it has grown to 20 feet tall and I’ve to prune it using a ladder! Unfortunately it has not bear me any fruit even though I was informed it was the grafted version. I keep my finger crossed and hope for a bountiful harvest soon.

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