Monday, August 08, 2011
Chaunsa Mangoes in August
It's August already. I thought that mango season was pretty much over, but then a colleague of mine who just returned from Delhi put these on my desk, saying that North India and Pakistan still had these late bloomers called chaunsas (apparently you can get them at Mustafa right now too), which incidentally were his second favorite type of mango behind the alphonso. He said that they are are never sour, unlike Thai mangoes, and he felt that they were even better than those Burmese mangoes that I like so much.
They were definitely very sweet; it was almost like pouring sugar into my mouth. In fact, they were so sweet that I kinda wished they were a little sour to give it a tangy zip. They definitely weren't as rich as an alphonso either, thus really making them a little one-dimensional. Well, I liked how juicy they were, and that something so sweet was available so late in the season after all. But I think I still prefer the Burmese ones, whose well-balanced taste had more character (as far as I could remember, anyway).
Digested at 11:19 PM
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