Saturday, September 23, 2006

Green

Just bought my first "mango verde con sal". Apparently this is a regional thing for Ica as my Arequipeña enamorada said she'd never eaten unripe mango.

The fruit itself is very user friendly to eat. The vendor peals all the skin, slices the mango into three wedges and gives you a tiny bag with too much salt. The texture was super crisp and the flavor was sour, without any bitterness. Great snack food, but a bit messy if you don't carry wet-naps!

2 Comments:

At 11:16 AM, Blogger akahn said...

They also eat unripe mango and papaya in southeast asia, apparently, because I just got a green papaya salad from a Thai restaurant. It was cut into long, thin strips. Interesting.

 
At 8:47 AM, Blogger Esther S White said...

that sounds neat

 

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