they were first spotted in stanley market, laying nonchalantly in rows, nestling among the papayas and canteloupe and other large, yellowish fruit.

soon they began to appear in other stands, stalls, and supermarkets.

rumors spread, tales of their giant size and weight made their way to people far and wide across the globe.

speculation on their contents, taste, price, and the width of their seed soon followed.

until…an experiment was in order. we saw the mango. we bought it for HK$25 (US$3.36), which seems pricey until you compare it to the square watermelons which go for about HK$700 (US$94).

and then we ate it.