Eating a mango is a messy affair

@allknowing (69456)
India
March 28, 2017 7:10pm CST
When a mango is given to you with no knife around to cut it, how will you eat it? Just bite off the skin making a tiny hole at the top and then gently suck the mango to your heart's content. Any other way would mean juice trickling down your hands and even messing your clothes. There are several ways a mango can be eaten. Pare off the skin and slice the mango into pieces. When I have guests I do it a bit differently. I use a melon baller scoop out the balls and place them back in the skin of the mango. A bit of whipped cream spread over it makes it an exotic dessert. Have you eaten a mango when there was no knife around?
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@Daljinder (22183)
• India
29 Mar 17
Of course, I have. There are different types of mangoes for cutting and eating and for sucking. I love both
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@allknowing (69456)
• India
29 Mar 17
Next time, take some trouble and do it the way the image shows (lol)
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@Daljinder (22183)
• India
2 Apr 17
@allknowing Will try when we get them.
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@PatZAnthony (13057)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
29 Mar 17
No, have not tried to eat one without using a knife and hope we never have too!
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@allknowing (69456)
• India
29 Mar 17
When friends meet it is fun to do it watching the 'messy affair' (lol)
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@youless (93673)
• Guangzhou, China
29 Mar 17
That's very elegant to use a melon baller scoop out the mango. I thought it is a way like what the high class restaurants serve My husband likes to peel the mango and cut it into pieces for us to have it.
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@allknowing (69456)
• India
29 Mar 17
That was my own idea and may be those high class restaurants copied me
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@youless (93673)
• Guangzhou, China
29 Mar 17
@allknowing Shame on them
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@allknowing (69456)
• India
29 Mar 17
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@Courtlynn (55280)
• United States
29 Mar 17
Never ate a mango in my life.
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@allknowing (69456)
• India
29 Mar 17
Mangoes are exported from here and any Mall will have them. Try them once and you will love them.
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@Courtlynn (55280)
• United States
29 Mar 17
@allknowing eh, i highly doubt it as I'm picky. Lol but might try it one day
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@allknowing (69456)
• India
29 Mar 17
@Courtlynn Here it is called king of all fruits.
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29 Mar 17
Mango is so delicious!
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@allknowing (69456)
• India
29 Mar 17
How do you eat it?
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29 Mar 17
@allknowing Pure, in the salad, as a juice...
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@allknowing (69456)
• India
29 Mar 17
@TheInvisibleMan So you have never experienced eating it straight without cutting. It is fun doing it when you have others joining in. Don't forget to have a bib round your neck
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@ShifaLk (8477)
• India
29 Mar 17
Lol that's a mess no doubt. But this ball thing, my brother introduced to us. It's amazing... Clean n clear hehe
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@allknowing (69456)
• India
29 Mar 17
You must be knowing about polly mangoes. They are the large variety and doing it this way is more convenient with them.
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@ShifaLk (8477)
• India
31 Mar 17
@allknowing Main I know but not by name.. It's a great way to eat like this.
@Happy2BeMe (74936)
• Canada
29 Mar 17
I have never eaten a mango either but I've had mango juice.
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@allknowing (69456)
• India
29 Mar 17
You must atleast once.
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@Happy2BeMe (74936)
• Canada
29 Mar 17
@allknowing yes I must try it
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@JudyEv (134912)
• Bunbury, Australia
29 Mar 17
I like the thought of eating the balls out of the mango skin. That's a neat trick.
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@allknowing (69456)
• India
29 Mar 17
Try it. It is the neatest way I have tried.
@RubyHawk (29375)
• Atlanta, Georgia
29 Mar 17
I have never eaten a mango. I don't know if I've ever seen one.
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@allknowing (69456)
• India
29 Mar 17
They are exported from here and I know many who are in the US buy them. You could too and get your firist experience.
@jstory07 (69933)
• Roseburg, Oregon
29 Mar 17
I have never eaten a mango at all.
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@allknowing (69456)
• India
29 Mar 17
Mangoes are exported and so you will find them where you live.
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@Kandae11 (40370)
29 Mar 17
If there is no knife around I wait until I get one, and I prefer mangoes not to be overripe - they should be firm.
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@allknowing (69456)
• India
29 Mar 17
Firm mangoes is my choice too.
@Nawsheen (22958)
• Mauritius
29 Mar 17
If there is no knife around then i eat it by peeling it off. Well it is for sure messy but is the easiest way. And most importantly i got to enjoy and eat the mango
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@allknowing (69456)
• India
30 Mar 17
Next time that happens wear a bib (lol)
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@Nawsheen (22958)
• Mauritius
30 Mar 17
@allknowing i have been telling them to buy me a bib because i am so poor and can't afford to buy one
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@allknowing (69456)
• India
30 Mar 17
@Nawsheen Then be careful that you do not drop the juice on your clothes.
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@aeisle (377)
• Philippines
29 Mar 17
I would bit off the skin to peel it like you do but that's for unripe mango. I didn't know that you can actually suck the ripe mango from the top and I can't seem to imagine how to do it right. When you said using a melon baller scoop, does that mean the picture above is the actual result of it? It really looks unique and delicious but I hope to see a version of when you had that whipped cream spread over.
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@allknowing (69456)
• India
29 Mar 17
That is my work and yes larger the mango easier it is to use the melon baller. You can imagine what it will taste like if you put some whipped cream on top (lol) I can never eat an unripe mango as it will sour. To suck a ripe mango just bite off a tiny bit and make a hole and suck it all up.
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@aeisle (377)
• Philippines
29 Mar 17
@allknowing I'm not sure if I will get to opportunity to suck a mango. Because knowing myself, I might just take it home when someone gave me. Then I can just use the knife from our kitchen.
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@allknowing (69456)
• India
29 Mar 17
@aeisle Choice is yours
@SIMPLYD (83173)
• Philippines
30 Mar 17
Indeed it is so messy without a knife to slice it. When that happens , I have no choice but to pare it, with the half still covered and eat it with lots of tissue on my side.
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@allknowing (69456)
• India
30 Mar 17
There is fun when others join in the mess. (lol)
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@SIMPLYD (83173)
• Philippines
30 Mar 17
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@sjvg1976 (18407)
• Delhi, India
29 Mar 17
I have eaten it many times without knife when I used to be in village as we have a big garden of it in our village. But at home in Delhi I prefer to have mango shake only.
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@allknowing (69456)
• India
30 Mar 17
Plucking a mango straight from the tree and eating it then and there is a great feeling which most do have get to experience.
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@sjvg1976 (18407)
• Delhi, India
30 Mar 17
@allknowing yes that's great experience
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@Shavkat (65270)
• Philippines
29 Mar 17
Whenever I am in the countryside, I usually eat it by peeling off. I agree it is quite messy. At least, I enjoyed eating it.
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@allknowing (69456)
• India
29 Mar 17
Not everything can be enjoyed in an informal atmosphere if it is not eaten the way it should be (lol)
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@Shavkat (65270)
• Philippines
31 Mar 17
@allknowing I can't agree more.
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• Eugene, Oregon
29 Mar 17
I barely know how to begin when I have a knife. That seed is big.
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@allknowing (69456)
• India
29 Mar 17
I had written a blog on how to eat a mango but I cannot find it any where. First and foremost you must remove a small portion where the stem is. Then slice off the two cheeks. You will be left with the stone with some portion of the mango on either side. Slice those off. Don't throw away the stone. It has flesh too. Best is to have a bib round your neck, just bite off and make a tiny hole and suck it all up.
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• Eugene, Oregon
29 Mar 17
@allknowing I have to try that tried and true method!
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@tom_view (4172)
• Kolkata, India
30 Mar 17
eating mango using only teeth and hand is a bit messy affair but it feels good.
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@allknowing (69456)
• India
30 Mar 17
No matter what method there is some amount of messiness.
@marlina (78025)
• Canada
29 Mar 17
No, never ate a mango without a knife. Love the taste of that fruit but certainly not the messiness.
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@allknowing (69456)
• India
29 Mar 17
Even with a knife cutting it could still be messy
• Philippines
29 Mar 17
yeah, it's a bit messy alright this is why I do slice it near the sink.
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@allknowing (69456)
• India
29 Mar 17
It's fun when there are many who join in and eat mangoes without cutting.