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Travelers going to Guimaras on May 11 to 22 for the Manggahan Festival can enjoy nine days of “all-you-can-eat” Guimaras mangoes.
The mango “buffet” will start on the opening day of “Manggahan Fest” on May 11 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Capitol grounds, Brgy. San Miguel, Jordan, Guimaras, said Liberty Ferrer, provincial tourism office officer-in-charge.
Guests can choose whether they want to eat ripe or green mangoes. Moreover, guests can also pair the ripe mangoes with “ibus” or sticky rice, or eat the green mangoes with “bagoong” or shrimp paste. There is a prescribed time for the all-you-can-eat promo.
The province has been doing this for 15 years now, according to the Provincial Agricultural Services Office (PASO).
In last year’s festival, PASO recorded a total of 4,429 “mango eaters” in a period of nine days.
Guimaras mango is distinct for its sweet-sour taste, less fibrous pulp, and thinner skin or epicarp. It is also certified weevil-free.
Would love to be in Guimaras for this! How about you?