Is green mangoes as popular in your country as it is in the Philippines?

Philippines
May 29, 2010 6:22am CST
Mangoes is one of the Filipinos' favorite fruits. We love green mangoes as much as we love riped mangoes. It is best served with bagoong (shrimp paste). I eat bagoong too, but I like salt or fish sauce more for green mango. It is often served with grilled food such as barbecues, grilled pork chops, grilled fish.. If you are not a Filipino, have you tried eating green mangoes before?
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@redhotpogo (4419)
• United States
29 May 10
In the land of the United States of Americans where I am originally from, mangoes of any color are not popular. The first time I ever had a mango was when I went to the Philippines. To be honest, they're not as great as everyone says they are. Lots of hype on mangoes. But they are better than cantaloupe.
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• Philippines
29 May 10
Oh so you've been here in the Philippines? Cool. Did you like it here? What kind of mango are you talking about? Is it the ripe one or the green one?
• United States
29 May 10
Yeah I've been to the Philippines. Best place ever. I'm going to move to the Philippines as soon as I can. I had the ripe one. My wife made me try it as soon as I got here, because I told her I had never had one before.
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• Philippines
29 May 10
Hmm.. Let me guess, is you're wife's a Filipino? I'm glad you liked it here. Are you gonna stay here for good? So you didn't like mangoes huh? There are some Filipinos who don't like mangoes too. ;)
@picjim (3003)
• India
29 May 10
Here in the southern part of India green mangoes are as popular as the ripe ones.They put them in lentils.This is the season for mangoes and around this time most houses prepare hot pickles with green mangoes.They also prepare sweet pickles with green mangoes.The sweet pickle is made with a mixture of jaggery,salt, several spices and oil.These pickles are made now in the mango season and preserved throughout the year till the next season.There is another pickle made out of green mangoes which is mostly salty.
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• Philippines
29 May 10
Cool. Very interesting. We pickle green mangoes too here in the philippines. It's just a very simple one, but yet, very tasty and delicious. Thanks for sharing. That was a wonderful information. ;)
@prinzcy (5058)
• Malaysia
29 May 10
Both ripe and green mangoes are popular here. Personally I prefer green mangoes instead of ripe one. Ripe mangoes are delicious but green provide better taste. I usually cut them in small pieces before serve them with salt, shrimp paste and some other stuff. We also use green mangoes as an ingredient for a few local meals.
• Philippines
29 May 10
I saw your profile, and it says Malaysia. Are you Malaysian or Filipino living in Malaysia? Hehe.. Just wondering because you eat it just like how we eat it here in the Philippines. ;)
@prinzcy (5058)
• Malaysia
30 May 10
Nah, I am a Malaysian residing in Malaysia. Well I don't think our food differentiate much. Of course we have our own local cuisines but since we're in South East Asia, most ingredients are the same. We cook some food in most similar ways too right?
@oldchem1 (8144)
29 May 10
Never heard of eating green mangoes, but I expect that it is perhaps put into mango chutnry. We eat our mangoes when they are nice and ripe.
• Philippines
29 May 10
Oh, so you've never tasted green mangoes before. You should try them. ;)
@markleob (1904)
• Philippines
29 May 10
WOW oldchem1 green mangoes are a bit sour and it will really enhance your taste buds... as in it is so delicious..
@kquiming (2999)
• Philippines
4 Jun 10
my mouth is water upon reading the words green mangoes served with bagoong. yum yum. i swear i'll have that for snack later....
@kquiming (2999)
• Philippines
4 Jun 10
okay, sorry for the wrong spelling hehe. what i was trying to say is, my mouth is WATERING...know what i mean? i just feel its insides producing more saliva than usual. lol.
@xtedaxcvg (3190)
• Philippines
29 May 10
Yep, mangoes are definitely popular here in the Philippines. Most people I know adore mangoes and some even put them in their meals. My wife eats them with bagoong and she simply loves them like she's still pregnat LOL.
• Philippines
29 May 10
Lol. Talking about green mangoes is making me salivate. Yum!
@durgabala (1362)
• India
11 Jun 10
We include green mangoes in our diet in India. I belong to South India and we have numerous recipes for it. We prepare mango curry with onions and green chillies. We prepare sweet mango jam with jaggery. We prepare mango fried rice. Very famous is just having raw mangoes along with salt and red cilly powder. Dust in on long pieces of the mango and it tastes yummm....These are available along the beaches and in hill stations. I can go on and on about green raw mangoes...
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
2 Jun 10
Nope, dried mangoes, ripe mangoes, mango juice, no green mangoes...
@CJscott (4184)
• Canada
30 May 10
I prefer ripe ones to unripened ones myself. I don't think I have ever thought to have mangoes dipped in sauce, and I think I would avoid the fish sauce or shrimp paste. Sounds great with grilled pork chops though, I may have to give that a try some time over this summer. With Appreciation.