Monday, May 30, 2005

Philippine Mangoes



They do look like Philippine Mangoes. In fact they're tagged as Manila Mangoes. But when you look at their small stickers, they're imported from Mexico. It is my second year to find these in the market. Fairly young. Should I be happy or should I be sad?

First, I am happy. The mangoes taste the same as what we have in the Philippines, particularly the ones from Zambales. The texture, the grain, the juice, the sweetness. Just right for my tastebuds. That means I don't have to crave for these anymore. They're readily available.

I am however sad for my country. My caucasian friend once told me that the best mangoes he's ever tasted were the ones from the Philippines. I thought this is just one of the opportunities that my country has missed, exporting something like this one. Now Mexico has looked into this, and given its accessibility to the US and Canada, it will definitely bite my country. If only my country will pay attention and give a closer look at what it is missing in terms of exporting opportunities. If only the leaders of my country stop the bickerings and start thinking about what is good for everyone. But I am glad to find out that bickering does not only happen in the Philippines but where I am as well.




By the way, I am a little bit surprised that my officemate of Polish origin appreciated very much when I showed her how to eat mangoes.

16 comments:

santi said...

Yes, I agree, Philippine mangoes is still the best. Even if mangoes from other countries taste the same, iba pa rin ang feeling mo pag ang kinakain mo ay galing sa atin. Marami na nga tayong sinayang na opportunities pati na sa ibang mga produkto. Ewan ko ba kung kelan magbabago ang takbo ng politika sa atin.

Beng said...

hmmm, naalala ko tuloy ang last vacation ko. puro ako manga, mango shake, mango juice, fresh mango, dried mango....

mutti, back to business ulit si me. nakakalungkot isipin yong nangyari sa brother-in-law ko pero kagustuhan ng Panginoon.

greetings

Ley said...

Love mangoes. We actually have a Apple Mango tree here at home,so we can eat as much of it as we like.

Just bumped in your site, and thought the mango topic was hard to not leave a comment on.

JMom said...

ay, naglaway na naman ako :-) You are so lucky to have all these produce available. **envious look**

You are so right about the opportunities that Philippines could have exporting its native produce. We have so much to offer and sadly only a few get to appreciate them.

TECHGUY (hinde guapo pero medyo bastos) said...

asan ang bagoong?

schatzli said...

ate ting.. dito sa UK they sell Phil Mangoes at chinatown well expensive.. but come July in East London every corner has stands for Pakistani mangoes the nearest sweetness...you dont just buy a piece or two but boxes.

my husband was eating mango while were in Cebu mas suki na nga sya natuto din po mag tawad!

eye said...

our irish colleagues love philippine mangoes, we'd send them green ones para saktong hinog na pagdating sa kanila. when i was there, i noticed that taiwan mangoes are being sold in their market kaso hindi siya kasing sarap ng sa tin.

sa sabah, ang daming binebentang phil. mangoes na galing naman daw ng mindanao at zamboanga. but you're right, mas ok nga sana kung nakakapag-export tayo worldwide.

ting-aling said...

Santi..my hubby was looking for malagkit na produced in the Philippines..wala..puro Thailand..hay..sayang na pagkakataon..

Mutti..mango royale, gawa ka rin

Ardythe said...

Oh la la mangga mangga honog ka na ba? I just love them that I eat them three times a day!

However, the real Philippine mangoes look juicier.

Uh-oh...I am imagining that I can smell one. Hahaha.

ting-aling said...

Hi Ley..thanks for the visit..mangoes happen to be one of my favorite fruits

ting-aling said...

Oh JMom, I always have you in mind..ang kaso nga lang cross borders ang problem..believe me, minsan isusubo ko na lang, maaalala pa kita.

ting-aling said...

Techguy..ah alam ko na.."saan ang bagoong" lang ang alam mong sabihin..haha..pero naubusan ako dahil sa kare-kare

ting-aling said...

Schatzli..I bought a box too pero nagsawa ang aking mga bata.

ting-aling said...

Hey Ardythe..buti nga kayo marami niyan sa Pilipinas. Sa amin ang mahal pero hindi mo naman puwedeng kainin ang pera mo di ba?

Jdavies said...

hayyyy.. im gonna buy some and eat one or two when i go home... nglaway ako bigla!

ting-aling said...

Go Jardine!