Whenever I go home to Iloilo, I never fail to cross the Guimaras Strait. My cousins live there. My maternal grandmother stays with them. And I spent a year in my aunt’s house when I was 4 years old when parents decided that I spend my visitor year (pre-K) in a daycare in Guimaras. Come to think of it, I only remember bits about that year and I can’t remember where my brother was. lol.
Anyhow, when one goes to Guimaras, one should never fail to bring home Guimaras mangoes.
Guimaras mangoes are the sweetest and are known to be of export quality.
Do you know that you cannot bring mangoes harvested from other places to Guimaras? All ports in Guimaras prohibit bringing of other mangoes to prevent infecting Guimaras mangoes with mango-related diseases (I sure do not know what that means, but let’s respect it and it’s part of the effort to maintain the export quality of the mangoes).
I especially love green mangoes. My kids love the ripe ones. How about you?