Friday, February 01, 2008

Supa big mangos

Photo from wikipedia

Though not quite as big as The Big Mango in Bowen, these delicious specimens we picked up from the market are probably as close as you’ll get with an edible mango.

They are Kent Mangos, and they are massive. Pretty much the size of my face.

And they are tasty. Super juicy—dripping down your elbows juicy. The smallest seed imaginable. Not stringy. Close to the seed, the flesh is a little fuzzy, like shark skin, Andy said. Not unpleasant, just tickles the tongue a little. The flavour is closer to a Bowen than to any of the asian varieties. Almost a cross between a Bowen and last year’s favourite, the Piango.

A perfect treat for two hungry, thirsty vegans (well, one vegan, one opportunistic omnivore) after a bike ride home from uni on a windy day.

There's only another month of mango season left. That makes me a sad panda!


10 comments:

Romina said...

WOW!! I am super super jealous. I've been craving mangoes lately but they're so expensive here. Enjoy your gigantor mangoes. =)

DJ said...

I love mangos - and those are HUGE!!

Veg-a-Nut said...

I love mangos. I have 4 left and they just need to ripen a bit more. I will so miss them!

the pleasantly plump vegan said...

i love kent mangos!

Johanna3 said...

you are soooo lucky!!!!!

Monika K said...

When I visited Malaysia several years ago, I practically lived on mangoes - they are so amazingly delicious! I am jealous, enjoy a few for me!

the vegan blog tracker said...

I have mango envy. :-(

VeggieGirl said...

that's a real mango??!?!?! my goodness, that would take me weeks to eat!! haha.

textual bulldog said...

Huge mangos! I can't remember the last time I had a mango, but your posts always make me want one...

Ashasarala said...

Wow... Talk about mango love! I didn't even know there were different varieties!