Monthly Archives: August 2011

An Encounter with Monster Mango

No wonder her ratings got sour.

What are the chances of you encountering a mango that’s almost the size of your head? Slim I guess, unless you’re in some mutated mango farm owned by a mad farmer.

What would you do if you found a monster mango sitting at your doorsteps? Me? I’ll grab a knife, get some vinegar, soy sauce, chilies and start peeling off the skin like a maniac.

If it talks and snarls like a dog, I’ll probably have my head check, or I’ll go back to bed hoping to wake up from this mango nightmare.

In case you don’t know what a mango is (from which part of the world are you from?) here’s a little information I got from Wiki:

The mango is a fleshy stone fruit belonging to the genus Mangifera, consisting of numerous tropical fruiting trees in the flowering plant family Anacardiaceae. The mango is native to India from where it spread all over the world. It is also the most cultivated fruit of the tropical world. While other Mangifera species ( mango, M. foetida) are also grown on a more localized basis, Mangifera indica – the common mango or Indian mango – is the only mango tree commonly cultivated in many tropical and subtropical regions, and its fruit is distributed essentially worldwide.

Source: Wikipedia

Now you know what a mango is and here in the Philippines, we call it “mangga”. If someone asks you for mangga, you won’t be handing him or her some Japanese comic book.

So Leia got a monster mango from her friend Ellen, who lives in Suarez, Iligan City and when I saw it at Leia’s house, I almost swallowed my tongue.

Check this monster mango with the other average sized mangoes:

Evolution of Steroid Mango

Well it may not look super huge but check this out:

Mango on Steroids!

The mango is almost as big as Leia’s head! Imagine if you get hit on the head by one of this humongous fruits. Goodness gracious your brain will turn to mango shake! Leia looked more like french kissing the monster mango. Hey!!! *jealous* >___<

How to french kiss a monster mango.

It’s my turn now! Come here my sweet darling mango. Bwahahaha! *smooch* XD

Leia expertly peeling off the green skin

Goodbye monster mango. You will always be remembered by our stomachs and this blog.

How to kill a monster mango? Ask Leia! XD

Leia was actually carving a tulip flower for decoration. Hmm Ayosa Oi!!!

So to make the short story shorter, we ate one-fourth of the mango. Yes, only one-fourth because more than that, we’ll be racing our way to the toilet.

If you wonder how big really was the biggest mango in the world so far? Here it is and it was found in Northern Mindanao, Philippines. By the way, it’s an official Guinness world record holder. I wonder why? XD

That has to be a dinosaur egg! Yoshi are you there?

That’s like a week supply of green mango. It could be the “Kapre‘s” (tree demon) cigar smoke that helped grow their mangoes to such unbelievable size.

So who want’s some giant-sized mangoes? Just call Mr. Kapre and hello sour throat. XD




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