It is near to impossible to go to a major town or city these days without seeing a least one Wagamama nearby. This popular restaurant has taken over the high-street, serving up one of the most popular cuisines at a reasonable price, and we can see why.
On the menu you’ll find warming ramens, classic katsu and a range of noodle dishes. Try the teriyaki lamb with soba noodles, pea and herb dressing and veggies or go for the duck donburi rice bowl with a fried egg to top it off. If you fancy something that looks a little different to your average noodle dish, the cod mokutan soba with black charcoal soba noodles is definitely a dish for Instagram.
If you are someone who doesn’t like to stray from the classics, the mild katsu curry, available in vegan and vegetarian options, and the ramens in a range of different flavours are the ones to go for. Similarly, go for its classic side dishes like the chilli squid, edamame beans or steamed gyoza. Great for sharing, especially if you want to try a range of its different side dishes.
To accompany your meal, it makes sense to go for the selection of Japanese beer or sake; you are eating Japanese cuisine after all. For those of you who don’t drink alcohol however, the freshly squeezed juices in flavours like carrot, orange and blueberry are good options to go for too.
Lastly, on to dessert. Incorporating traditional Asian flavours into well-known western desserts you’ll find the likes of salted caramel cheesecake with a wasabi and biscuit base, mango and matcha layer cake and strawberry and yuzu ice-cream.
With minimal décor and a buzzy atmosphere, Wagamama makes for a great place to enjoy a meal. With such an extensive and varied menu there is bound to be something for everyone to enjoy.