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May 03, 2009


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MY mom makes this all the time i love it :D

Hey welcome back Marvin! Confession: I have *never* tried this. I get away with enough shrimp as it is due to my allergies, loading up my mouth with millions of their babies seems like a suicide mission. The salt and vinegar chips comparison does intrigue me, though :)

Does that mean I'm not a real Filipino? :(

You're going all Fannie Flagg on us I see.
Coincidentally, I was chatting with a friend who was showing off to his Pinay girlfriend how in he was with Pinoy food. I told him that if he really wanted to gild the lily he had better know his bagoongs. He admitted that he has tried it, sparingly, but never with green mangoes, which he thinks would be a great combination. I gave him a drool worthy explanation why the two are meant to be together, so his curiousity and salivary glands are now properly piqued.
Yes, I did drool on my keyboard while looking at the photos above. I miss my alamang bagoong! Although a good Ilocano fish based bagoong with shallots, chillis, and a dash of sugar dresses a seaweed salad like you wouldn't believe. Gah, more drool.

Oh Marvin! You outdid yourself again on this Green Mango and Bagoong. After not posting for awhile, your readers got a little worried here! But this green mango & bagoong entry seems to be like YOU ARE TEASING US in a good way!

I'll definitely try your Fried Green Mangoes recipe a bit later. (If only I can find Pinoy mangoes around.)

I like my bagoong with chicharon added when cooking it.

Now, can you blog about Santol and Sea Salt or anything Santol? I've never seen Santol in the U.S. and I miss it soooo much!

Thanks for making all these Pinoy dishes and blogging about them. I get homesick all the time reading your blog. Take care!

Yay, you're back! And am happy to say, still doing crazy things to Pinoy food -- crispy, breaded, fried green mangoes?!?! I literally laughed out loud when I saw the photo! But I'm now very curious to try it...the mangoes stay crunchy, right? I don't like when green mangoes are starting to soften already.

Yum yum yum! Must say I personally love green mangoes with my special mix of rock salt and brown sugar - you get sour, sweet, and salty all at the same time.

I feel my salivary glands working overtime all right! I've never had fried green mangoes though.

I left Manila in May of 1945. And I so crave certain foods. I cook a lot of the foods. I do love green mangos and bagoong. I want to know how to cook dinoguan (spelled wrong!). Anyone out there have a recipe. I live alone so I only want to make a small amount. Roz

This is something completely new to me :). Looks good though! I particularly like the first photo. Great color!

OMG, I just bought a green mango yesterday at the market. Now I need to find real bagoong and do this. That looks hella good. :D


It's really super hard to find green mangoes, so I've resorted to doing a "mango salad" (shamelessly ripped off from a now-defunct restaurant) with pickled mangoes (a Thai brand), tomatoes, red onions and bagoong. Chopped hard-boiled egg too, if not too lazy.

Fried green mangoes... [chuckle]

OHMY -- Manggy has NEVER had bagoong and green mangoes?!

to Roz Zabel: We have a recipe for dinuguan on our blog.

hi marvin! this is one of my parents' favorite snack. but since they're older now, they have to lay off the salty stuff...

i like green mangoes but with salt, not bagoong. i know, blasphemy, ha.

how could I forget how great this combo is? I'm on the hunt for green mangoes today thanks to this post!

My boyfriend is terrified of shrimp paste and won't come near it. I think I'm going to make a side of bagoong out of it and attempt to have him try it with green mangoes. He loves your posts by the way!

Very unique take on unripe mangoes. I will definitely try this. After rehydrate myself.

Hilarious! I've never tried bagoong, but what a description. Horridly smelly anchovies' feet? Sign me up.

I was in the Philippines last Jan. i was having mangoes every other day. Good times.

A personal favorite is diced green mangoes, tomatoes, and salted egg. Best paired with fried fish. Pure awesome in a plate.

LOL. When my husband first made me try green mangos and bagoong, I thought he was crazy. Now, while I do like the green mangos (dipped in vinegar or salt) I'm still not crazy for the bagoong. Maybe some day.

i must say na attractive talaga ito sa mga buntis. my wife, who is american, doesn't like seafood at all, loved mango and bagoong when she was pregnant.

Dang, I was salivating while reading your post.

OH no you didn't!! Sigh...can't have any type of seafood anymore...I'm drooling like crazy here...talk about suffer...nevertheless go ahead and enjoy it because I know it just tastes so good...

To think, I've have had a jar of this sitting in my fridge just waiting for me to find another use. I'll have to hit up Uwajimaya for some green mango.

Hi Rolfe! Thanks for visiting my blog.

Thanks, Manngy. It's good to be back! I have more trouble believing that you've never had salt and vinegar chips before! They're just as addicting!

Hi Mila. I actually had that same seaweed salad you speak of in Badoc last year. I totally forgot about it till you mentioned it again. Mmmmm...

Hello Yarn Hungry (Piggett now?). I'm sorry to have worried my readers, but hopefully I'm back to my regular posts now;)

Hey Katrina! The mangoes do soften just a bit when fried, but they still have a nice bite to them. That's why I specify in the recipe that the main objective is to quickly brown the crust, rather than to cook the mango. Fast is good in this case.

Mmmmm, rock salt and brown sugar! That sounds wonderful Alan G! I'm new at this, so I never thought of a dip in sugar.

Hi veron! Yes, fried green mangoes are worth a try if you've got the time.

Hi Roz. Sorry, but I have yet to try my hand at dinaguan! I will get to it someday though, I hope.

Thanks ETE!

Thanks Efren! I hope you found some bagoong!

That salad sounds killer, ts! Especially with the eggs.

Not blasphemous at all caninecologne;) I do the salt too when I'm out of bagoong.

No problem, Joyce. I'm glad I reminded you about this.

If I know your boyfriend, Leanna, his excuse is that he's allergic. Mention the "Bag O' Tricks Bowl" to him, he'll know what I'm talking about. Bagoong was heavily involved. His mind is weak!

Hi jacob's mama. Yes, do keep that screen clean!

Hi Marie. It's pretty funky stuff! But I'm glad you're up for it!

Awesome on a plate indeed, mike! Salty, tangy, sour and with fried fish!

It's definitely an acquired taste, Jose;)

Thanks mr. nonsense. My wife is pregnant too, but she still keeps clear of the bagoong.

Thanks Anbu!

No seafood, Susan! That's terrible!

You've got bagoong in your fridge, Erin? You're awesomer than I thought;)

try guava or green apples with shrimp paste too ... yum!

Anchovies with feet, you are too much!

I like the fried idea. And will be on the lookout for the bagoong.

i'm one of those who'll say, "ewww" to bagoong. i never got the hang of it.

i love green mangoes, though. especially, the green mango juice. a few years ago, one visit i did to the philippines, i was introduced to that and life was never the same. i loved it!

oh my marvin... my mouth watered even without reading it !
i mean just looking at it...
fried green mangoes?
maybe ill try them out

Seriously, fried green mangoes? This brings back lots of wonderful memories...back in highschool,my friends and I buy green mangoes and bagoong from the street vendors at the school gate. The whole school bus would reek of ginisang bagoong! I'll definitely try this one out :)

Yeah, I used it in a base for a curry and as part of a mixture I used to encrust some prawns a while back. I love the smell, it is rich and pungent at the same time and I love the depth it adds to a dish. I still haven't tried this, but I'll be cleaning out my fridge for the move in a few weeks so I'll have no reason not to.

Whoa! I didn't see that coming. At first I thought you were gonna pair bagoong w/ french fries. LOL! I've never heard of deep fried green mangoes before but after reading your post, why not? The pics look so tempting anyway.

Actually, my first thought was oh, the wife must've been craving this as she's preggers and then I remembered she's not Pinay. So, the only thing I can come up with is you must be having your own version of "sympathy pregnancy" cravings. Heehee.

BTW, so glad to see you posted again after more than a month. I'm sure I wasn't the only one who got a tad worried there. Hope all's well with the family (sounds like it, anyway). =)

P.S. Try green mangoes w/ patis, too. Even better w/ green indian mangoes.

Filipino version of salt and vinegar potato chips--except way better.. THAT IS SOOO TRUE!!! You fried the green mangoes??? good experiment but I think you've had way too much french fries! :oD

Did you ever see the improv episode of Dinner Impossible on the Food Network? One of the actors challenged him to use bagoong in one of his dishes and he flat out refused. It was almost kind of offensive but he is kind of a hack. Hehe.


i never tried fried mangga...hmm..

drooling again..


I've always loved Indian mangoes and bagoong combo..Have you tried bagoong with singkamas (Mexican turnip)? That's a good combination too..

Green mangoes and bagoong ... swoon. Anything fruit that is tart and crunchy goes well with bagoong, actually. The Thai version is a little different, but the concept is the same.

Your fried green mangoes look so delicious. This is new to me. Never thought of batter-fry green mangoes. Very cool.

a good filipino restaurant should have green mangoes/bagoong on the menu for appetizer.

Deep-fried green mangoes? That's a first! I'd definitely want to try this. :D

yummy blog you have! Alam mo sabi nila 'you are what you eat', para sa ating mga Filipino wala ng mas totoo pa sa kasabihang ito. Mabuhay ang kulturang Filipino, Hanggang sa muli!

fried green mangoes, new to me, but i would still go for the fresh green mango ;)

I tried this for the first time and I'm afraid that I insulted my host when I said it tasted like I was eating dirty socks. I've never eatin anything that was so overpowering in my life. I'm still feeling the aftershocks from this. The mango was fine but the Bagoong is definately an acquired taste.

We usually call that alamang in tagalog or armang in ilocano. It's different from bagoong (bahg-go-ohng). bagoong is fish sauce with anchovies or the ones we call bagoong monamon which is also delicious as a dip for green mangoes

Eating alamang and green mangoes from Davao in Hong Kong :)

Fried green mangoes are new to me. Guess it's worth a try! ^_^

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