By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News)–With summer heat sizzling, taking a trip to Yujing (玉井),
the hometown of mango, in the southern Taiwanese city of Tainan, to savor its well-known mangos and mango ice would be most befitting to make the summer feel cooler.
Yujing is the distribution center of mangos in Tainan’s mountainous area, and there are many kinds of mangos in the area, including Taiwanese Mango, Irwin, Haden, Keitt, and Jin-Hwang. Of which Irwin mango is the staple of the area and the tastiest.
A must-visit place for mango lovers during the mango season is the Yujing Vegetable and Fruit Market (玉井果菜市場) near the Yujing District Office. Visitors can find all kinds of mangos at the market selling at much lower than average prices. However, fruits here are usually sold by the box or basket. [FULL STORY]