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This is a discussion on Bountiful Harvest within the The Outback Terrace Bar forums, part of the Land Plants category; that means I have to go Kedah to taste a durian from North Malaysia. Why ...

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    that means I have to go Kedah to taste a durian from North Malaysia. Why not.
    Angel, you are right. I hope one day I can visit Mindanao again and try "wani".

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    It's great that you've been to Mindanao, Mieczyslaw. You see, we get so much negative publicity that only a few brave foreign tourists come here.

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    You are right the publicity of Mindanao is not so good, but never the less I went to the world wide biggest (by area) Davao city for holiday (Pearl Farm Resort) and I've very good memory of my stay there.

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    Oh yes. That is a popular place, the city of Samal. Actually that island city is not a part of Davao City anymore. But they mislead many people by careless advertisements. I posted recently shot photos of the horticultural fair in Davao City which I visited last week under Cattleyas, Vandas, and Dendrobium.

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    Angel your Manga Wani smells ..... I mean, sounds like our Malaysian 'bachang' or 'machang' . It rivals the durian for smell and the flesh is very fibrous. It is not a commercial crop but the 'bachang kwini' ( believed to be a natural hybrid between the bachang and the regular mango) is much less fibrous and just as sweet, while retaining that wonderful unique smell. As you can guess I love it.

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    Note to self:

    Contact Angel when visiting the Philippines during the fruit festival.

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    Interesting fruits -- I regret that I am unable to try them.

    Quote Originally Posted by catttan View Post
    an American comment 'It tastes like heaven and smells like hell'.
    LOL! I have heard that saying/description!

    Btw, what makes them "tricky" to open? Are the "thorns" that sharp or is there a hard shell around the pulp?

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    And, I never claimed that we have the best mangoes around. Each country would have its own varieties and preferences. And I respect that.
    You're allowed to claim your area has the best, Angel. Afterall, as you said, every country (and person for that matter) has their own preferences.

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    Today I went to a new local Philippine grocery store and saw most of the fruits you all have been talking about. I also had an interesting experience with a durian. I have seen durian, mostly frozen, in Asian grocery stores fairly commonly around Seattle, but have never had the opportunity to smell one. I have always been curious because of the "smelly" reputation. Well, at this new store they had frozen and nonfrozen durian and one of the nonfrozen ones had partially cracked open, exposing the flesh inside. I took a cautious sniff and was rewarded by the most deliciously sweet, fairly strong aroma. It didn't smell bad at all to me and I would have dived right in if I could. I suppose that the fruit may have been frozen and then thawed and the crack could have been open awhile and aired out the smell, not sure. Now I would really like to try the fruit itself if I ever get a chance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catttan View Post
    Angel your Manga Wani smells ..... I mean, sounds like our Malaysian 'bachang' or 'machang' . It rivals the durian for smell and the flesh is very fibrous. It is not a commercial crop but the 'bachang kwini' ( believed to be a natural hybrid between the bachang and the regular mango) is much less fibrous and just as sweet, while retaining that wonderful unique smell. As you can guess I love it.
    We may be talking of the same fruit Yew Sung. The fruit is from medium to large in relation to other mangoes, dark green with only the top of the fruit turning a little golden yellow when ripe, with lots of sap coming from the top part where the stem is attached to the fruit. The wani has thick skin, is fibrous, sweet, and on the juicy side. The flesh is a little chewy when just ripened but quickly turns soggy when too ripe or when bruised.

    Recently, in local markets, they were selling a "wani" which tastes the same, texture is the same, but the smell is much weaker. So much so that I had a hard time telling which ones were already ripe.

    Whatever Yew Sung, WE BOTH LOVE IT, and that's what counts! ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by uscalus storm View Post
    Note to self:

    Contact Angel when visiting the Philippines during the fruit festival.
    Sure Michael! Festival or not, there would always be some exotic fruit to try.

    Pomelos, peach colored custard apples, purple and green star apples, sugar apples, sour sops, star fruits, white and pink guavas, papayas, black plums, yellow sapotes, avocados, dark purple makopas and bright red tambis, golden sandoricas, gigantic jackfruits, coconuts, etc, etc, etc.....Whew!

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