Nam Dok Mae, or Golden mango, is the most famous mango of Thailand. It’s shape is unique and the smooth, thin pale yellow skin just hints at what is inside. The Nam Dok Mae is a totally fibreless mango with incredibly silky, smooth, juicy flesh. It has good levels of sweetness and a deliciously unique, but mild, flavour. Although it is the iconic mango of Thailand, it isn’t actually the favourite of the Thai people, who prefer other varieties with more pronounced flavour.
These delicate mangoes are not common occupants of our supermarket shelves due to their expense and fragility. They have a relatively short shelf-life, therefore need to be air-freighted, so are marketed as a premium variety. They are generally found in oriental corner shops or China Town, but M&S and Asda have also been consistently stocking the variety during its season.
Grown in: Thailand. Plantings are taking place in Ecuador.
Harvest & Availability:
February to June: from Thailand
November to January: from Ecuador (if and when volumes increase)