Ripe mangoes and alamang as viand for lunch....

@ardoy0731 (6866)
Philippines
January 16, 2013 11:58pm CST
Good afternoon people. What's for lunch? Well we do have great lunch here at work even though one of our colleague forgot the ripe mangoes she said to bring yesterday. But yesterday, we just ate ripe mangoes and alamang as viand for lunch. The mangoes was really delicious since the sweetness and sourness of it was fighting then the cooked alamang was so delicious too the fact that it has ground pork in it. Just rice was needed and our lunch was solved and great yesterday. Simple yet tasty and delicious. Do you do this? Eating ripe mangoes and alamang as viand. I really love this combination.
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11 responses
@jenny1015 (13391)
• Philippines
18 Jan 13
I never ate fruit as part of my main meal. But with the alamang, gosh! i love it with fried fish and lots of tomatoes! Yummy!
@ardoy0731 (6866)
• Philippines
18 Jan 13
Better try it even once to know how it taste like cause its good for me.Alamang is really delicious but moderation is a must since its quite salty.
@jenny1015 (13391)
• Philippines
18 Jan 13
The saltiness means more rice and a glass of Coca Cola! Calories! woot woot!
• India
17 Jan 13
Hi ardoy. First of all I felt a little strange that you all are still getting mangoes in your place in the winters... Though I love to eat mangoes but it is kind of a use it as a dessert after lunch instead of eating it as a lunch. However my father is a mango addict and ends up eating 3-4 mangoes for lunch. Anyways have a nice day ... SuperSames
@ardoy0731 (6866)
• Philippines
18 Jan 13
I don't know cause I could still see mangoes in the market here.I used to eat the same as your father when there are some mangoes in the house cause I really love mangoes.I did made a mango graham cake last December during the New year's eve that they really like since the mango was really sweet.
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@julyteen (13261)
• Davao, Philippines
23 Jan 13
Even no Alamang still good to eat but the combination you did can be good as appetizer. We didn't do it at the moment but before when I was still a kid my parents do it during our meal.
@ardoy0731 (6866)
• Philippines
23 Jan 13
Ripe mangoes itself is really delicious but alamang also add up to the deliciousness of it.My mom kept one for last night which I eat during dinner.They are all done eating dinner when I arrived at home from work but my mom still kept me one mango.
@edvc77 (2143)
• Philippines
18 Jan 13
A friend gave us a bucket of mangoes from Pangasinan. It's a carabao mango. And it is very delicious. I had mangoes with fish sauce for dinner last night. Yummy!
@ardoy0731 (6866)
• Philippines
18 Jan 13
Wow bucket of mangoes is great and you already ate last night. I really like eating mangoes as well. Sweetness of it is really great and the carabao one is good the fact that it is big and looks yummy.
@mebuhalog (111)
• Philippines
18 Jan 13
hi, Among the variety of mangoes we have here in the Phillippines i really love the carabao mango which is now refers as"Manila Mango"reportedly the sweetest mango in the world written in the guinness book of record. Yes... sometimes we make it as a viand with the combination of "Bagoong Alamang".for those not familiar about bagoong alamang,well... a shrimp-salt mixture set aside for a few days or a month. Manila manggo is one of our top export product,and the sweetest carabao mango came from Guimaras Island and Zambales.
@ardoy0731 (6866)
• Philippines
18 Jan 13
I like that variety too since it is really big and lots to eat in it.My aunt and dad really cooks alamang well so we really enjoy it every time they cook.We are lucky that we could export mangoes that give many people a living that they can provide to their family.
@Raine38 (9032)
• United States
17 Jan 13
Oh no, I just suddenly missed green mangoes with alamang! My mom would prepare green mangoes, chop it and mix it with chopped tomatoes and onions and then mix it with alamang. She always do this when we have fried galunggong and rice for lunch.
@ardoy0731 (6866)
• Philippines
18 Jan 13
Oh I love fried galunggong as well especially if it is crispy.My dad used to saute alamang wit tomatoes, garlic and onions which really add to its deliciousness.
@vernaC (1493)
• Romania
17 Jan 13
that sounds so delicious, I really missed these foods. Here in Romania, they don't have tropical fruits but I can a mango and banana in supermarket but the mango is coming from Brazil which for me is not a mango, it's tastes so different from our mango their.
@ardoy0731 (6866)
• Philippines
17 Jan 13
Well I guess mangoes here are really delicious hehe. These foods are one of the food that some fellowmen really misses. I like eating mangoes even without alamang whether ripe or not. I always buy during its season.
@enelym001 (8333)
• Philippines
17 Jan 13
Alamang or bagoong? Well, anyways, I am not fond of eating mangoes anymore. Although I am salivating right now as I am thinking about mangoes and bagoong. I haven't eaten it for a long time. Although we have bagoong in our kitchen which we use sometimes to match the viands we have.
@ardoy0731 (6866)
• Philippines
17 Jan 13
Well for me mangoes is one of favorite and always wanted to eat it every time I had chance. Although we bought bottled alamang or bagoong, my dad always cook it again since we always love all the dishes that he cooked. There are still some alamang left in the office so I hope our colleague will bring the mangoes tomorrow.
@sishy7 (27671)
• Australia
17 Jan 13
What is alamang? Is it some kind of dip? Sounds delicious whatever it is.
@ardoy0731 (6866)
• Philippines
17 Jan 13
Its a shrimp or krill paste wherein you can dip sour food like mangoes and you can put it into some dishes here.Salty but depends on you but taste really good especially if someone cooked it right.
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@averygirl72 (16677)
• Philippines
17 Jan 13
What we usually do is bagoong and unripe green mangoes. But I guess your right the alamang and bagoong can balance the sweetness of ripe mangoes. It's a perfect combination!
@ardoy0731 (6866)
• Philippines
17 Jan 13
Yeah perfect combination but moderation is important since alamang is quite salty.Its quite popular in the house during mango season and when the family have getaways like swimming.
@toyota4k (1212)
• Philippines
17 Jan 13
That is a more healthy meal than a meal of meat full of cholesterol. However, the "alamang" should have it's limits since too much of salt is also bad. Cheers... I better go with plain salt with the mangoes but it's up to you.
@ardoy0731 (6866)
• Philippines
17 Jan 13
Yeah quite salty so small amount of it is okay especially if it was cooked great and delicious.My aunt cook it very well especially if she is adding pork on it, then there are lots of mangoes around whether ripe or not.