Fancy paying $30 for one strawberry? Some people do in HK

Expensive overseas fruit is the latest food fad and status symbol in Hong Kong.

At the Yau Ma Tei fruit market, a Malaysian durian goes for HK$600 ($77) and Tasmanian cherries for HK$550.

At the high-end supermarket City Super, a single Japanese strawberry was recently priced at HK$168.

The beautifully packaged fruits are often bought as gifts to impress someone.

One customer said he spends around HK$2,000 on imported fruit each month for his family 
of four.

Chinese produce is not favoured, as many are wary of excessive use of pesticides and chemical fertilisers. - AFP

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