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« Reply #20 on: Jan 24, 2010, 05:53AM »

The first time I try Mangoes I was in San Francisco, never heared about them in the basque country... I try them after being a week there and I spent the hole month eating then non stop... I specially loved juices and some king of mexican stile "salsa" that I tried in a house in Phoenix, Arizona. I haven't try them since then... May be time to find some Mangoes here at home!
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« Reply #21 on: Jan 24, 2010, 06:12AM »

My introduction to mangoes was while traveling low-budget through the Sudan in 1982.  There were two types of food available "Foul", a fava bean stew, and THANK God:  Mangoes.  I must have eaten 200 mangoes during my two month stay.

The east Indian mangoes are less stringy and have an amazing flavor. 
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« Reply #22 on: Jan 24, 2010, 06:49AM »

I really like ful medammas.  This is a good thing.  We don't grow very good mangoes in New York.
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« Reply #23 on: Jan 30, 2010, 04:07PM »

So today I bought a Keitt mango from the grocery. They are going great guns with the different varieties this year!

Sweet but not fragrant, although it did have a stronger smell of wee than normal (according to Mrs PL).

Texture OK, but a bit slimy. Very juicy, though. I used half in a smoothie, and it was very good for that.

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« Reply #24 on: Jan 30, 2010, 08:30PM »

Yes, it is that time of the year. I have had a Bowen Special every day this week.

Unless you want to stand over the kitchen sink, you have to find a civilized way of eating mangoes. I find the best way is to slice each side of the large flat seed to obtain two fleshy cheeks. Then score the flesh in cubes but not through the skin. Turn the skin inside out and use a spoon to easily remove the cubes. Chomp on any remaining flesh from around the stone. Heaven!

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« Reply #25 on: Jan 31, 2010, 02:09AM »

Yes, I eat them the same way. Or sometimes I chop off the cubes with a knife into a bowl, and drizzle with some lime juice or passionfruit pulp.

Although I have to say, I think I enjoy slurping the bits from around the stone the best, even if you do end up with mango juice all over your face!

I read somewhere that the best way to eat mangoes is in the nude, just letting the juice go all over you. Apparently this experience is enhanced if shared with someone else.
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« Reply #26 on: Nov 21, 2011, 12:31AM »

Mango season is here again! Hurrah!

I have a luscious mango in the kitchen that I intend to devour tonight. My first of the season!


Nom nom nom.
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« Reply #27 on: Nov 21, 2011, 03:24AM »

Yes indeed! Gobble-gobble, slurp-slurp. Goes to bathroom for complete scrub down of hands and face.
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« Reply #28 on: Nov 21, 2011, 11:38AM »

Same with pineapples.
You try some fresh off the farm in Hawaii and they taste TOTALLY different than the ones imported to the states.

Sweet but without a bitter aftertaste.

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« Reply #29 on: Aug 09, 2012, 08:39PM »

This thread reminds me of when I was in the navy 30 years ago.  We spend quite a bit of time in the Philippines.  Somehow mangos just don't taste the same here in the middle of the states.  Funny how my strongest memories are about the intense (and heavenly) flavor of ripe mangos.

You're not the only one. I'm not a mango person at all but I heard that the Philippine Mangos are to die for. They both enjoy the green (tart) and orange (sweet) mangos. I never heard of any mango person (who's had Philippine mangos) say those weren't the best.
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« Reply #30 on: Aug 09, 2012, 08:55PM »

Have a mango tree in the back yard that I adore.  Lately i've been scoring some awesome mangos from Haiti.
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« Reply #31 on: Aug 09, 2012, 09:04PM »

Mango season is here again! Hurrah!

I have a luscious mango in the kitchen that I intend to devour tonight. My first of the season!


Nom nom nom.

Dude!!!!   That's just not fair.........

SOOOO  envious!


And DJ,  no they don't come in a can.....Not naturally.


Screw civility!  Just eat the thing & get messy!!!  Nekkid or not!!

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« Reply #32 on: Aug 09, 2012, 09:21PM »

I've seen mangos in Japan for about $60.00 each.
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« Reply #33 on: Aug 10, 2012, 05:27AM »

Oh man I love mangos.
I can never tell how it is ripe though.
Once got a squshy one and couldn't cut it, so popped it into the blender for a smoothie!
Once got a hard one and it tasted awful.
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« Reply #34 on: Aug 10, 2012, 05:50AM »

I can't handle the skins without getting a rash, so I buy mango frozen.  And, yes, I have gotten it in a can too.  The frozen is almost as good as fresh.  The canned mango was better than I expected.  I bought it at Whole Foods, and it was packed in mango juice.  It cost too much.  I have seen canned mango at regular supermarkets too, but it was packed in syrup, which did not appeal to me.  Sometimes, I put mango in the chili.
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« Reply #35 on: Aug 10, 2012, 11:11AM »

They grow on trees around here. I can peel them, but I don't dare let a drop of the tree sap get on me!! I just made, like, 15 minutes ago, some Mango/ Datl pepper salsa to die for!!!
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« Reply #36 on: Aug 12, 2012, 03:53AM »

Just re-reading this thread and thinking of all those naked mango eaters. I don't believe this happens in Britain.... :(
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« Reply #37 on: Aug 12, 2012, 02:43PM »

One of my fondest memories of working on ships is from Mangoes.

One of my first non-musician friends, a Columbian by the name of Roque Vasquez, used to bring me mangoes because i had mentioned in passing that i loved them after trying one a few weeks before.

Best damn mangoes ever.  This was back in '95, I was 19, and I was learning about the world through its food.  I buy them regularly now, but they don't taste the same around here.
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« Reply #38 on: Aug 13, 2012, 02:42AM »

This thread keeps re-emerging..!

It's not mango season here, as it's winter. You can buy imported Mexican mangoes, but I don't. The Aussie ones will start re-appearing around November.
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« Reply #39 on: Aug 14, 2012, 06:40AM »

This thread keeps re-emerging..!
That's because mangoes are good.  They have universal appeal, like bacon and chocolate.  I'm getting an idea for chocolate mango bacon chili.
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