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Itaniana Mar 7, 2007 06:51 PM

Hi!

I am looking to buy fresh green Asian mangoes in the Boston area. Will appreciate info.

Thanks,
Itan

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    milkshake Mar 16, 2007 03:05 PM

    was at super 88 in allston on wed and they had green mangos on special

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      another_adam Mar 16, 2007 03:53 PM

      oooh, thanks for the tip! the mexican kind (bigger, rounder), or the asian kind (smaller, and, um, pointier somehow) ?

    2. kobuta Mar 15, 2007 02:27 PM

      I've never even seen green mangos in the markets in Hong Kong and other Asian cities I've been to. Even when the more tart mangos are used for cooking, they are still fairly yellow, with some slight green tinge. They are more firm to the touch. Given the shipping time it takes for them to come here, I don't know if green mangos would stay green.

      1. Aromatherapy Mar 9, 2007 04:08 AM

        Floating Rock has a green mango salad, so one of the Shirley Ave. markets might have it.

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          micah Mar 9, 2007 02:26 AM

          Russo's usually has green mangoes. Not always, though. If it's a trek for you to get out there, I'd call first, or check their Web site.

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            another_adam Mar 8, 2007 07:23 PM

            I'm always looking for green mango too, but sadly have never seen them in Boston! (Green as in unripe, that is) So sad... nothing like a nice crispy slice of mango with some bagong-- for me, it's one of those things relegated to the "gorge on when you escape boston" list...

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              adobokid Mar 15, 2007 01:16 PM

              Hey Pinoy!
              Market Basket often has green mangoes (the mexican kind, but still good with bagoong). Green asian mangoes are more difficult to find.

            2. Bob Dobalina Mar 8, 2007 05:11 AM

              Do you mean green on the outside or green flesh? If the latter, never seen those. If the former, I would think you could find them at Super 88, Russo's, or even Whole Foods or the Basket. Also, there are a number of Indian / Asian supermarkets around that seem to carry all sorts of varieties.

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                vvrimon Mar 7, 2007 09:41 PM

                I can't find green mangos...but I have found green papayas at Tropical Foods in Roxbury (near Dudley.) If anyone does know where to find green mangos, I'd love to know too...

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