Tuesday, 23 July 2013


I'm not usually one for big chain restaurants, but I'll always make an exception for Wagamamas. A well renowned Japanese and noodle bar,  Wagamamas has a very big menu with rice dishes, soups, noodle dishes, tepinyaki, allsorts! Unfortunately, this makes it impossible to make a quick decision because everything sounds so good...unless you're like me and always have the same thing. Today, however, I ventured out of my comfort zone and had things I'd never tried before.

The one thing I was really grateful for on their drinks menu - their choices of juice. I've become a bit of a juice fiend recently, which is surprising after my horrific juice cleanse (juice cleanse day 1, 2 and 3). This one was good enough to rival the ones my Mum makes at home - blueberry, apple and ginger. It went down a treat and really revived my fragile Tramlines-affected self.

It took a while to make a decision (yes, I was swaying towards my go-to dish) but I opted for the Yasai Katsu curry which consisted of Butternut Squash, Aubergine and Sweet Potato in Panko breadcrumbs, served with their infamous curry sauce, sticky rice and a little salad.

I'm back in my 'I don't eat meat phase' but I love Vegetarian food because of it's tasty, full of flavour and leaves you a comfortable level of full. This dish was gooood, I'm normally a complete bore and stick the the Chicken Tama Rice (which is LOVELY might I add).

And one of the strangely satisfying things I enjoyed about my experience at Wagamamas? Free Green Tea. I'm not usually a fan of Green Tea but Emily assured me how nice it was. And you know what, I made me a Green Tea convert now!

Despite being incredibly full, we complied with tradition and had dessert - Frozen Yoghurt. Unfortunately they had run out of passion fruit so two scoops of strawberry and a scoop of citrus were dished up for us. We were quite surprised by the FroYo, it was very different in texture and taste in comparison with some I've had before. The citrus was a little too tangy for my liking but I could have eaten a whole bucket of the strawberry but alas, I was too full.

Emily is the perfect food companion and it's nice to share my love of food with somebody else...even if sometimes we don't know when to stop! If you've never visited before, don't be put off by the fact it's a chain noodle bar - Wagamamas is as good as any of the independent Japanese restaurants I've been to.

Check them out online for a taster of their yummy menu.

N xo

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