Sunday 24 July 2016

Wednesday @ Wagamama

Last week Wagamama invited me to their Spinningfields branch to sample their refreshed menu. It was a really hot evening, so we were looking forward to some light, refreshing food.

I started off with the blueberry spice juice (blueberries, ginger, apple & carrot) and James had a pint. It's great to see restaurant chains offering a wide selection of fresh juices, and hit the spot perfectly to cool me down.

We then went to town on the menu. Edamame beans, shredded crispy duck wraps with a cherry hoisin sauce and pork ribs (if you read my post here you'll know it's a firm favourite of James's...)

The duck wraps were absolutely amazing, perfectly light wraps, sticky but not sickly sauce and crisp veg to go with the meat. We had loads of pancakes and meat each, which was a great amount for a hearty starter.

The edamame was great, but a little pricey (£4.95).

We also ordered the Korean barbeque beef steamed bun to share, which was lovely.

For mains, James went for the Katsu curry (not pictured, but a firm favourite in both our opinions and really tasty). I went for the spicy chicken ramen - spicy noodle soup with red onion, spring onion, beansprouts, chillies, coriander and fresh lime and grilled chicken.

Oh my goodness this was lovely. The gift that kept on giving (i.e. there was loads of it), with layers of sauce, spice and flavours with each mouthful. I would 100% order this again; the chillies really did pack a punch, so not for those that don't like the heat!

The Spinningfields restaurant is light and airy, and a lot bigger than I remember. It suited us perfectly for a quick bite to eat mid-week, and I was so impressed with the food.

I've only recently got into liking Ramen so if there are any other flavour combos you'd recommend, please let me know!

PS. I really love the steam effect on the Wagamama homepage - it looks really cool, check it out...

Wagamama made a very hearty contribution to the cost of our meal but some was also paid for by me, and as ever, all views & opinions are my own!

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