Guimaras Mango Pizza: Looks Good, Tastes Even Better
Belle Piccio | Apr 30, 2014
Philippines, as a tropical country is blessed with variety of tropical fruits. One of these fruits is the Carabao Mangoes or popularly known as Guimaras Mangoes.
In some articles (may it be in news or blog sites), the Philippine mango was listed as the sweetest fruit in the world in the 1995 Guinness Book of World Records. It claims that it is home of the world’s sweetest mangoes, though I can’t verify it yet as it has no records shown in Guinness World Records.
The Guimaras Island is one of the famous islands of the Philippines that is known for its sweetest Carabao Mangoes. The Guimaras mangoes are reportedly served in the White House and Buckingham Palace.
The Guimaras mangoes or the mango variety produced in Guimaras are also best for jams, dried mangoes and other food products. One establishment has discovered another use of mangoes, on pizzas! Yes, mango pizza, a fruity and tangy twist for pizzas. It’s not prepared like the usual “Hawaiian pizzas” where we find pineapples so expect a totally different one. If you’re a mango-lover, it’s a MUST-TRY!
What’s in the pizza? The basic ingredients are: pizza or tomato sauce, cheese, green bell pepper, cashew nuts and MANGOES!
How? The thick pizza crust is covered with pizza/tomato sauce. Next, place the thinly-sliced ripe mangoes side by side. Top it with lots of cheese and cashew nuts. Then, garnish it with slices of green bell pepper. Place it in the oven for a few minutes. And, voila! You got yourself a mango pizza.
Where to find this original blend of saltiness and sweetness that you can taste in a mango pizza? Get it at The Pitstop Restaurant located at San Miguel, Jordan, Guimaras.
Visit Guimaras’ largest annual event every summer too, the Manggahan Festival (Mango Festival). You can eat all the mangoes you can consume in one seating in their eat-all-you-can event.
How to Get There
From Manila, you can fly to Iloilo (estimated cost of Php3,000++, round trip, one hour).
From Iloilo Airport, take a cab and ask to be taken to Parola which is the jump-off point for Jordan, Guimaras. From there you can board a motorboat (Php14++ per head) going to Jordan port. Upon arriving in Jordan port, proceed to the tourism center just a few meters from the drop-off point. You can ask for assistance getting around. There are also several mini-van and tricycle drivers who offer tour rides.
Planning a trip to Iloilo and just a day tour in Guimaras? Book your stay at Go Hotels. Have a comfortable sleep at Go Hotels Iloilo (Php888++ per night, good for 2 pax). A place for every Juan!
Go Hotels Iloilo is located within the Robinsons Place Iloilo shopping complex, along Mabini and Ledesma Streets, Iloilo.