a couple of weeks ago, i suffered from a mild case of food poisoning. not much to report, but curiously, right afterwards, i craved tomato ketchup, and normally i loathe tomato ketchup. i wanted a bowl of ketchup with french fries on the side. a glass of ketchup with a small club sandwich on the side. a smidgen of ketchup with a dollop of ketchup on top of a vat of ketchup, please. curious.
curiouser still: on thursday, i met a ten foot tall giant. we went to a bar called fishbowl and had a couple of drinks and it was a very pleasant meeting. in the morning, i thought it might have been a hallucination, but i had a very real hangover (despite the gallon of water i drank before bed, natch), so maybe it was, maybe it wasn't. i woke up absolutely craving something--not ketchup, but mangoes this time. mango mania.
i searched the fridge, to no avail. i did, however, find some mango popsicles in the freezer, and they were nice--frozen fruit juice on the outside, and a tasty mango jelly center. mmmmm. cool and comforting, but not really sating me. since i had to mosey on over to work, i decided to make a quick detour to the shopping center near the office, and go to sol juice for a smoothie. of course i chose "mango madness", made from fresh mangoes, guava juice and lime. icey and delish.
yes, i know. i should really clean off my desk sometime. anyway, i sipped on this and water all morning, but i still had a throbbing ache in my head, and the smoothie wasn't mangolicious enough. i ran a few errands, and chanced upon a café near my bank, the brown bag café. it was here i picked up a mango salad, made with romaine salad, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, mangoes, dried cranberries, pecans, and a little goat cheese, with a raspberry vinaigrette.
the mangoes in the salad weren't quite ripe, but they were sweet and tender, and the greens were crisp and fresh. my body wasn't receptive to dairy products so i left off the cheese, and i didn't miss it, as the dried cranberries and vinaigrette added a zing i sorely needed that day.
i also had a chicken mango wrap, made with grilled chicken breast, cucumbers, bean sprouts, shredded lettuce and super-ripe mango, all wrapped in a sundried tomato tortilla. it was served with a wasabi-lime mayonnaise that lent a light zestiness to this tasty wrap. definitely hit the spot. hangover mostly gone, the mango madness had passed.
honest, he didn't look so blurry at the time
almost. i had more errands, so later that afternoon, i dropped in on the bestseller café, and planned on getting a mango tart, but unfortunately it wasn't available. norbert nicely suggested some tea might help, so i just went on my merry way, with a lovely cup of tropicana tea made with black tea, and flavoured with kiwi, passionfruit, lime, and yes, more mangoes!
pale san vitores road
gpo, upper concourse
brown bag café
in the old dfs/shell offices, by guam greyhound park
inside bestseller bookstore
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