Jaw Dropping Produce
Today I went to the market with Laura. Lately, I have been craving Asian foods and wanted to make some soups. Before I went to the big "meat house" (where there are no less than 100 different butchers) I stopped by the Vietnamese store and my jaw dropped. See photos below.
This is a juicy, super ripe piece of a Philippine mango. There is not much else on earth that compares to it and it runs circles around the mangos that I usually buy. I have never seen them in Torino before and had to have one. In the states they are often called champagne mangos.
This is a fruit of my childhood, my eyes popped when I saw them nestled gently in a crate with packing paper wrapped around each one. They were ripe and sweet but not perfectly tree ripened like I used to eat on Guam. Back at home, if the fruits were not 100 percent ripe we placed them in a large vat of rice to ripen them further. Here I just placed them in paper bag and am hoping for the best. This is a very popular fruit in tropical climates. Read more about them
here, here and here.
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