Living in Phnom Penh: Mango Surprise..

Most mornings I am alone in the house. Chinkee goes to school, comes back around 11:30 and Hi-ace has office and some classes and comes home about 12 noon. I love mornings since this is like my ‘alone time’, best sched for me to update my blogs and work online.

Since I’m always alone, Hi-ace always tells me to be alert and keep the gate locked and lookout for some undesirables. So far, nothing bad has ever happened yet and hopefully nothing does in the future. I also have two phones around me in case I need to contact Hi-ace or his family well in cases of emergency.

This morning, I was doing my usual routine, after checking and replying to emails, when all of a sudden there was this loud ‘plok!!’ sound coming from outside. Since all was quiet, I was a bit freaked out, but I checked outside to see if there was anybody there. No one was there so I ventured to the yard..

Well, it was just a big and ripe mango! Hehe I picked it up and peeled it and voila!

Cambodian Mangoes

And I guess there’s more to come..

 Cambodian Mangoes

and this one I’m watching out for.. It should be falling down anytime soon =)

Cambodian Mangoes

Cambodian mango varieties are really plenty, this one’s really fleshy, have nice color and really sweet.. We have 3 kinds planted on the frontyard, the other one has huge fruits, crunchy and best eaten while its unripe with salt, sugar and chili dip or shredded and used as salad with onions, fish sauce and some chili. The other one has small fruits, the flesh almost orange and super sweet..


  1. Sreisaat

    December 19, 2009 at 10:44 am

    Wow, may mango trees pala kayo! Paborito ko ang mangga – siram na!

    1. Lui

      December 20, 2009 at 1:07 pm

      yep. we have a couple of trees. Hi-ace planted it 2004 after we got the place for shade eh when we came back it was having fruits na.. And amazingly ung mango varieties here talagang grabe kung magbunga..

  2. chubskulit

    December 20, 2009 at 12:03 am

    Oh my gosh, you are making me drool.  One of my favorites that I miss so much.

    1. Lui

      December 20, 2009 at 1:06 pm

      thanks.. its really delish!

  3. fetus

    December 20, 2009 at 2:52 pm

    eeeeeeeeee!!!!!!! mangoes!!! my fave! 😀 good thing it didn’t fall on your head nyehehehe… kidding 🙂

    1. Lui

      December 21, 2009 at 12:31 am

      oo nga eh.. kakaiba mangoes here.. one variety can have 1 fruit weighing more than a kilogram. =)

  4. zoom pens

    December 21, 2009 at 10:40 am

    Mangoes the king of the fruits………… yummy taste….I love it.

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