by Warren and Wayne Sun
M A N G O T A N G O
Perhaps the most delicious mangoes would definitely come from the Philippines. Being a tropical country, masasabi natin na isa sa mga pinagmamalaki at pinakamasagana sa produksyon ng ating bansa ay ang mga MANGGA. Malayo na ang narating ng mga mangga sa Pilipinas. As a fruit, they have been considered as “Fruit of the Gods.” Who doesn’t like mangoes anyway? They come in different forms and taste: from golden yellow to green. Mango is irresistible simply as a slice of dessert, so what more if you think of it as an ice cream, shake, smoothie, cake, pastry, among others.
Ang mga Pinoy ay mahilig din kumain ng manggang hilaw (green, unriped mangoes) with rock salt or fish paste (bagoong) na talagang perfect combination. Pero karamihan na buntis ang naglilihi ng manggang hilaw. Green mangoes are a staple street food and could be very addictive.
Warren comments: Panlasang Pinoy talaga ang manggang hilaw. Taste is really sour and crunchy!
Wayne comments: Mas gusto ko ang riped mangoes though dahil matamis ang lasa. Ewan ko. When I eat manggang hilaw, feeling ko sumasakit ang sikmura ko due to the sourness of the taste.
Philippine dried mangoes have a sweet, non-acidic flavor and is considered as a strong import product. Sino bang balikbayan o foreigner na hindi pumapakyaw ng mga ito para pang pangsalubong sa pamilya? Pinoy pasalubong would never be complete without munching on dried mangoes indeed.
Warren comments: Dried mangoes could be a good substitute snack so you could kiss popcorn and potato chips goodbye!
Wayne comments: Very true. Dried mangoes are indeed rich in vitamins and 100% fat free.
Ang supply at poduksyon ng mangga sa Pilipinas ay masagana kaya gawin natin itong makabuluhan at pagandahin kung sino man ang nasa mango business. By and large, they should serve and be introduced as an alternative snack to promote a healthier Philippines.