To remedy this, I promised myself that I will try something new every Monday. This way I can psych myself to look forward to Mondays instead of dreading them like my dog hates her groomer. (I'm betting that when my dog has nightmares, it's her groomer that chases her with shears.)
So today, I tried Mango-ong for the very first time.
|Mango-ong is Mango + Bagoong (shrimp paste)|
I was a bit hesitant to try it at first as it was a bit pricey, one slice is at Php 20! But my mouth was already watering so I forked over Php 40 so I can get 2 slices, and I chose sweet and spicy as my bagoong flavor.
Luckily Mangoong did not disappoint! It had the same taste as the ones I bought in the streets of Pampanga when I was in grade school. (Note: This was back when the nuns in my school forbade us to buy from street vendors because they said we'd catch Hepa A. The street vendors still had lots of student customers so what the sisters in my school did was that they placed a hidden camera in the streets where the vendors proliferated so they can catch the students red-handed. Then they showed us the vid in one of the school assemblies. I kid you not, it was the kids version of Bitag/Imbestigador.)
The sweet, salty and spicy bagoong danced in my mouth and counteracted the very sour green mango. Perfection. If I was a character in Cooking Masterboy, I'd look something like this:
But of course, nothing beats the real deal.
|Green Mangoes bought from Mr. Sidewalk vendor|
So, how are YOU planning to survive your Monday?