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Where to get a mangonada in MSP?

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jjkmpls Aug 22, 2011 02:36 PM

Has anyone had a mangonada in Minneapolis St. Paul?

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    KTFoley Aug 22, 2011 03:35 PM

    I haven't but am always intrigued by new foods ... could you tell us what it is?

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    1. re: KTFoley
      The Dairy Queen Aug 22, 2011 07:40 PM

      I can't help but speculate that's it's nothing, made of mangoes. But, really, I think it's limonada, but with mangoes instead of lemon. Like a mango slushie. And now I want one, too. http://www.google.com/imgres?q=mangonada&hl=en&client=safari&sa=X&rls=en&tbm=isch&prmd=ivns&tbnid=vB3UPuxxHo2b3M:&imgrefurl=http://www.recipelook.co.uk/hot-stuff/mangonada/&docid=HgZrOzt5orHt9M&w=655&h=758&ei=QBBTTp2cNKfL0QGXlbGcBw&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=135&vpy=65&dur=3828&hovh=242&hovw=209&tx=105&ty=142&page=1&tbnh=129&tbnw=111&start=0&ndsp=16&ved=1t:429,r:0,s:0&biw=1211&bih=567

      La Alborada on East Lake Street does a lot of milkshakes and raspados, etc. Maybe they do one?

      It's probably not the same, but I like the mango smoothie at Peninsula. http://peninsulamalaysiancuisine.com/smoothies.html or the Mango Lassi from Himalayan. http://www.himalayanmomo.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=8&Itemid=22 Also, the mango bubble tea (and the mango cake) from Bravo! Bakery http://bravobakery.net/documents/inde...

      ~TDQ

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      jjkmpls Aug 23, 2011 09:29 AM

      Ha ha, yes - it is a not a 'mango-nada" mango-nothingness. It is like a mango ice cream/sorbet, and then it is topped with chamoy (spicy sour sauce with apricot, chilli, sugar, water, vinegar, and salt), and some ground chili pepper and a squeeze of lime. So it combines a lot of flavors - spicy, hot, sweet and a little sour. I had it in my hometown (whiting, indiana) at a new ice cream place that features mexican treats, paletas, elotes etc. It was so good that I had it three times in as many days. I could probably fudge it with some mango ice cream.

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      1. re: jjkmpls
        AnneInMpls Aug 23, 2011 10:11 AM

        Oh, I want one, too! Too bad that the paletas place in St. Paul closed - I'll bet they could have made one. In the meantime, try some Mango Django ice cream from Izzy's (this year's flavor contest winner). It's mango sorbet with balsamic vinegar, sesame, pink peppercorns, and cayenne pepper. I love it!

        1. re: AnneInMpls
          The Dairy Queen Aug 23, 2011 12:01 PM

          Oh, that sounds really good, Anne!

          ~TDQ

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          KTFoley Aug 23, 2011 05:39 PM

          During our Chowdown for Mexican food on East Lake Street in Mpls, one of the places we stopped was the International Bazaar on the corner of 3rd & Lake. It was like a mall inside, full of little Mexican tiendas. (I'm pretty sure that's the spot, with the green awnings and the quinceanera dresses.)

          In the middle of the Bazaar was a stand that sold raspados (shaved ice) and other treats. Now that you describe chamoy, that was most probably the topping on the drink I tried. They might have mangonada?

          And if they don't, there's an excellent chance you can pick up chamoy there somewhere to make it yourself with mango sorbet, which is readily available in grocery stores here.

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            jjkmpls Aug 24, 2011 03:55 PM

            Any suggestions of good Mexican grocery stores you recommend? I looked in the more authentic section of Cub, but the sauce I thought might be chamoy didn't contain apricots as one of the ingredients, so I think it was just a salsa/pepper sauce.

            1. re: jjkmpls
              The Dairy Queen Aug 24, 2011 04:00 PM

              I recommended a good Mexican market (La Alborada) in my first reply to this thread. Also, El Burrito Mercado.

              ~TDQ

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              El Burrito Mercado
              175 Cesar Chavez St, St Paul, MN 55107

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          jjkmpls Aug 23, 2011 05:04 PM

          I did go the Izzy's tasting contest this year...I was also thinking mango django would be a good substitute! Next idea: find chamoy at a Mexican foods grocery store.

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