Alphonso is my childhood, my lovely 80’s days, my Failaka Ice Cream, my Sakhar MSX games, my Hungry Bunny days, my Huda 7sain plays in Kaifan theatre, my visits to Na7no wal a6fal… Alphonso is a time capsule that holds all these sweet days and displays them to me the moment i smell a whiff of its memorable scent…
It is FINALLY that time of year…
The time when you walk into the fruits section and there it is, the lovely blue and yellow box with shredded carton confetti engulfing lovely glorious golden -or parrot green- Alphonso Mangoes.
There is no other mango. Mango means Alphonso. All other mangoes are mango wannabes… moshkilat.hom 3ad!!!
On Saturday i caught my daddy hiding two cartons of still green Alphonsos in his walk in cupboard waiting for them to ripen up LooooL!!!
But since im on a diet and i heard somewhere that mangoes and diets do not really mix (dunno why?) … i decided to treat my self to only one this year 😀
I bought it green and kept it… and today… it was ripe, golden yellow, and wafting of delicious mango scentl… calling out to me… come DEVOUR me 😀
I have mastered a method of eating alphonso mangoes with my bare hands without staining my self with one droplet 😀
Not today though… i attacked it with a knife, cut it in hallf, then scooped the insides with a spoon, like eating ice cream! i almost licked off the plate afterwards… i just would not let go…
It finished quickly!!!! Hopefully, if allah 3a6ana 3omor o se7a o 3afya insha2 allah, come next year and i have lost all the extra weight…. i promise my self that i will buy several cartons of Alphonso just for me and feast on them for a week … nothing else 😀
How do you eat ur alphonsos? & Don’t you DARE claim that u do not like them!!!!