Those who make their own way to Mt Bromo in East Java may be familiar with the Javanese coastal town of Probolinggo. Few people stop at this town in the rush to get up to Mt Bromo.
Being a coastal town, Probolinggo is not only good for seafood, it is also very famous for its mangoes. The other day at a fruit stall at Upper Serangoon, I came across a Probolinggo mangoes for sale. 3 for $10. I picked one ripe, one not so ripe and one quite unripe.
This is what the ripe one looks like. I’ll keeping the other 2 for later.
It doesn’t just look good, it tastes fantastic. Fragrant and sweet. Beats its Australian competitor hands down. So the next time you pass by Probolinggo on your way back to Surabaya from Bromo, grab a few of these mangoes, Knives are cheap in Indonesia. Just buy one from the provision shops. Use and throw before you board the plane.