Thursday, April 10, 2008


Mangoes are now in season!


posted by Señor Enrique at 8:55 PM


Blogger Sidney said...

Love mangoes... but a friend told me I shouldn't eat too much of them because of their high content of sugar.
But I don't care. I am heading to Quiapo... ;-)

April 11, 2008 8:35 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mango memories... When I was a kid, my mother would buy 'isang kaing ng mangga', unripe. She would hide it under the 'papag' for the fruits to ripen. Me and my Kuya, (only a year older than me, would then sneak under the papag and eat the ripe ones right there. My dress would be full of stains from the mango I ate, and then my mother would shriek in disgust. :)

The sweetest mango fruits are those that get ripe right from the tree. My eldest brother has a mango farm and occasionally, we get to taste fruits that are 'hinog sa puno'. Oops.. that reminds me - I have to pay him a visit soon, lest I forfeit my share of the harvest. hehehe.

April 11, 2008 8:41 AM  

Blogger FilMasons NSW said...

They look so scrumptous and I can see the prices are cheap as well... Maybe just eat mangoes and other fruits and vegetables as oppose to rice.


April 11, 2008 10:11 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Man oh man. darn.. I miss these ripe, luscious mangoes !

April 11, 2008 11:17 AM  

Blogger armovil said...

Wow, miss ko na ang matamis na mangga ng Pinas.Iba dito ang mangga, galing sa Mexico hindi kasing sarap at tamis ng mangga sa atin. Mapa hilaw, kasama ang bagoong, champion pa rin sa sarap. Wala pa ring tatalo sa Mangga ng Pinas!

April 11, 2008 2:20 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nothing sweeter than Philippine mangoes.

April 11, 2008 2:43 PM  

Blogger Toe said...

That is my favorite fruit! We have delicious mangoes here too in Cambodia - but more like our mangapol (is that how you call it?) but I miss the Philippine mangoes.

April 11, 2008 8:12 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I missed mangoes from Zambales.

April 11, 2008 8:20 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

I'm very much convinced by now, Sidney, that second to Divisoris, Quiapo has the best prices when in comes to fruits. Binondo's prices are quite steep.

April 11, 2008 8:54 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

That's funny, Rhoda! Some childhood memories you got!

By the way, remember those baby mangoes, too? They were incerdibly sweet.

We used to eat mangoes with suman :)

April 11, 2008 8:57 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

You do that, Mario, and someone is bound to horde the mangoes, other fruits, and vegetables as they've done with rice ... hehehe.

April 11, 2008 8:58 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Yes, BW, Pinas mangoes are incredibly sweet ... hehehe.

April 11, 2008 8:59 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

The mangoes we used to get in New York were from India, Arlan. They weren't as sweet as those from Pinas.

April 11, 2008 9:01 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

I whole-heartedly agree with you, major Tom!

April 11, 2008 9:03 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Good to know that the quality of the mangoes you enjoy in Cambodia is just as good as those from Pinas, Toe :)

April 11, 2008 9:04 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Zambales folks are very proud of their mangoes, Mandaragat :)

April 11, 2008 9:05 PM  

Blogger  gmirage said...

Wow, yellow and green! samahan ng bagoong! kainggit naman....=)

April 11, 2008 9:29 PM  

Blogger Photo Cache said...

My mouth is just watering from all of these images. Yummy says my tummy. It's a pity we can't get good mangoes (PHIL) here. I mean they are labelled Manila Mangoes, but as far as I am concerned that's all in the labelling. The taste is far from what I remember. I like both ripe and green mangoes the same amount.

April 11, 2008 11:46 PM  

Blogger Ebb Tide said...

Enjoy looking at your mango photos. The yellow and green colors are very vibrant. I like variety and love to eat mangoes where ever they are grown. For me variety is the spice of life.

April 12, 2008 12:30 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Chow King, a local and popular franchise eatery is now offering mango strips with bagoong for P19, Mirage :)

April 12, 2008 6:21 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Along the various streets of Quiapo, Photo Cache, are vendors of mangoes of various local varieties. They're all over the streets as they say :)

April 12, 2008 6:24 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Yellow and green mangoes brighten up the streets of Quiapo these days, Ebb Tide :)

April 12, 2008 6:25 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love mangoes; they're really nice. But somehow or other it's not easy to find the sweet ones here but they still taste fine!


April 13, 2008 9:09 AM  

Blogger -= dave =- said...

I hear of a recent buzz that Zambales mangoes are real sweet. (By the way, buy them there for about P20/kilo.) We've been getting free ones in a Nueva Ecija farm, so I guess Region 3 is a viable place to grow my favorite fruit. But I still want to taste the export quality ones in Camiguin.

April 13, 2008 4:14 PM  

Blogger Unknown said...

the best mangoes come from Guimaras, but they're also a bit pricey even in season. love your mango photos...kahit ano basta may mangga, masarap! drooling over the green mangoes!

April 14, 2008 5:20 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Perhaps, Kyels, time your next visit to Manila during a mango season -- around this time or December. This way, you'll get to enjoy the few local varieties :)

April 14, 2008 8:49 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Wow! Only P20 a kilo for the Zambales mangoes, Dave? In Binondo, they charge P80 per kilo. Outrageous, eh?

Hmmm ... haven't relished a mango from Camiguin, yet.

April 14, 2008 8:51 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

From Guimaras, Luna? Whoa! I wonder if they're commercially available in the metro area.

Now I'm very curious as with the variety from Camiguin that Dave had mentioned ... hehehe.

April 14, 2008 8:56 PM  

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