A trip to the Philippines will not be complete without trying our Philippine mangoes, and I'm not talking about the popular dried mangoes, but our fresh yellow mangoes. Not meaning to be biased, but I've been to a lot of countries and tried the mangoes and nothing beats our own mangoes back home. For me, the Philippine mangoes just have the right sweetness, fragrance and texture. And my friends and colleagues from all over the world who've tried our mangoes would readily agree.
Our Philippine mangoes are sweet yet do not lose the citrusy flavor of the fruit. There is a tangy fragrance that is not too flowery. And the texture of the flesh is soft and smooth.
If you really want to experience our Philippine mangoes just like a local, the best way to eat it is with your hands. Peel the skin off and hold the mango with your hands, dig your teeth into it, till you consume every bit of the flesh of the mango and leaving the cleanest seed :-)
The most likely reason why a Philippine mango would be sour is because it is not yet ripe enough. If you're buying them from the store, the skin of some ripe mangoes may still be greenish, so the best way is to smell them and they should have a sweet smell. Press lightly and it should be a bit soft. If it's being served to you open already, pick the orangy yellow ones :-)
So if you get a chance to visit, don't miss this opportunity to taste our fresh Philippine mangoes.