July 3, 2013

Twenty for half

fruit vendor on the sidewalk An itinerant fruit vendor on the sidewalk outside the Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish church was selling green mangoes, sampaloc (tamarind), and kamote (sweet potato). Green mangoes are sour and those who like them eat them with bagoong (fish or shrimp paste) or sea salt. Tamarind is also sour but it can be candied, and the fruit is also used for the soup base of one of our most popular dishes, sinigang. It was the tamarind that was selling for twenty pesos (less than 50 US cents) for half a kilo.

5 comments:

Doronette NF said...

What a great picture ! Beautiful colors !

Stefan Jansson said...

I don't eat enough mango!

Photo Cache said...

green mango.....i really miss it. i get it here, but it's not the same as the Phil mango.

Carabao Joe said...

Tamarind Ihaw Manok with calamansi and onion... Masarap !!
Maybe add some green mango din.. :)
Gutom na ako... :(

Eki said...

Is it already a mango season there? We still have to wait for about two or three months here before the the mango season is in full swing (although one or two varieties of mangoes are available all year round).