Monday, June 15, 2009

Mango Mania

I love mangos! Garlic if you are reading this please don't be jealous but your flavour just can't cross over to dessert and so as much as I love you so I do sometimes need some sugary love in my life...

So uhm where was I? Oh yeah...

Deep orangey yellow flesh...honey sticky sweetness with a citrus tang...wonderful when cold out of the fridge...even better when blitzed in the blender with crushed ice to make a refreshing fruity beverage. Heavenly!

This is exactly why I had to try out Mango Mania...a place that pays homage to this delicious fruit. Most of the menu has something to do with mangos...There are all kinds of smoothies...a mango yoghurt with fresh mangos...a refrigerated casing holds a few varieties of mango (Indian, Thai, etc.) that you can pick to top your yoghurt off...There are even savoury options for meals...

I tried out the Mango Fish Burger...

A regular fried fish fillet is topped off with a mango cream sauce and a thin slice of mango and then sandwiched in between a burger bun. This is almost like a Mc Donald's Fillet O Fish...but with a juicy sweet mango and a cream sauce...Who would have ever thought to pair fish and mango? Oh but it works! I am thinking of trying this at home one day...

I also had a smoothie to wash my burger down and I opted for the Berry Blaster...

This is done with mango juice, banana, blueberries, and mango yoghurt. Very filling and refreshing!

Next time I stop here I'll be getting the grilled mango with ice cream...or maybe the mango chicken stir fry...or the mango cheesecake...oh the mango possibilities! How does one decide?

Mango Mania
36, Jalan Telawi, Bangsar Baru
(Opposite EON Bank)

8 comments:

Arwen from Hoglet K said...

I haven't tried mango and berries together before, but it sounds great! I like the sound of the yoghurt and mango too. Here we only have a few kinds of mangoes. Usually one kind for eating and one for cooking and one that appears at the end of the season. I must visit the tropics for your mango diversity!

thenomadGourmand said...

yeahh..alws passed this shop and i wonder how they survived! hardly any customers..muz admit tho i like the novelty of mangoes in my burger..i'm not likely to pay the prices..but hey..i think they got set lunches?

Alexandra@Chefspiration said...

Arwen - Oh that's too bad...when I lived in the states finding a mango was something that was not easy..and when you did they often didn't taste as nice.

TheNomadGourmand - It's not that expensive...during lunch they have a special for the burger on a Monday...less than RM10 and you get a drink. On a normal day it's still arnd RM8 but without a drink...

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

I'm mango mad too. The food looks so delicious and I really need to make myself some mango cream sauce-that is, when mangoes come back in season! :)

burpandslurp said...

mango is one of my fav fruits! man, I wish USA had such a store dedicated to the lovely fruit, too!

Alexandra@Chefspiration said...

Lorraine - Yes mango cream sauce is the way to go...I need to see about making some too!

BurpandSlurp - hehe..a whole place devoted to the mango is a lovely thing.

550ml jar of faith said...

Oh this is super! It's always been at the back of my mind to wander in one day and find out what they have. Mango in a burger... why not??

Rachel said...

We grew up eating the best mangoes in the world, the aptly named Mana Lagi mangoes! No other mangoes in the world have quite lived up to them for me and I am quite upset that I didn't manage (for logistical reasons) to get hold of some when I was back last week.

I have tried the fish and mango combination before and indeed it works surprisingly well! I think there was some vanilla in my dish as well (and a chewy fish, possibly swordfish) and I certainly savoured each bite!