I don’t know about you, but I’ve only tried to prepare mango a few times. Both times, I had to google what to do with the thing.
I guess it depends where you live, but it seems like everyone struggles just a little over what to do with a mango. That’s why a woman’s TikTok about her boyfriend’s unusual mango hack took social media by storm.
I was taught to cut a sort of grid into the mango and then peel the sin back and scrape the cubes off the skin.
But Katie Feeney’s boyfriend had a different sort of technique.
First, he sliced the mango around the middle, crosswise.
Next, he pried the two sides apart.
As Buzzfeed explained:
Then, he pops out what he calls the “lollipop” center…
After scooping out the inside of each half, he is left with a perfect, delicious mango, ready to eat or cook with.
This method totally blew my mind. Because if you’ve ever eaten a fresh mango, you know how completely frustrating the process of getting that massive seed out of the middle is.
And this guy did it like it was nothing!
A lot of viewers felt the same way.
They really appreciated the clever ingenuity and vowed to try it themselves.
Some even went so far as to describe it as life-altering.
Others, however, were less impressed.
It seems that this is a very common way of preparing a mango in Middle Eastern and Asian cultures.
In fact for some, it was the only way they knew how to eat a mango.
Isn’t it funny how something that seems completely revolutionary to one group of people can be just as mundane to the other?
Take a look at the video, and see what you think for yourself.
what do you guys think?? #howto
Ordinary? Or extraordinary?
Let us know in the comments!