Wagamama is one of those places that you know you will always get served a plate (or bowl) of absolutely delicious food. I do love trying out new restaurants and discovering lesser known places but sometimes it is just so nice to go and eat somewhere like Wagamama. You can trust you are going to leave very happy and very satisfied. The relaxed vibe makes it the perfect place for both lunch and dinner and the vibrant menu is full of flavour and variety. A few weeks ago we went to Wagamama in Spinningfields, Manchester for lunch and we tried some of the new dishes and let me tell you, they were absolutely delicious!
We picked three side dishes to share between us. The chilli squid, ducks wraps and duck gyoza. We often opt for a calamari style dish and this chilli squid was absolutely top notch. It was sprinkled with a dash of shichimi and paired with a chilli dipping sauce. These flavours combined with the incredible texture of the crispy fried squid was heavenly. The duck wraps were like a mini version of the dish you have probabaly eaten on numberous occasions. They came with a cherry hoisin sauce which sounds a little strange but it worked so so well! Finally, the duck gyoza were just amazing. I love gyoza so so much and I could have easily eaten another plate of these.
To drink we decided to try some of the fresh juices. I went for the Positive Juice which was a combination of pineapple, lime, spinach, cucumber and apple. Tom went for the Blueberry Spice Juice which combines blueberry apple and carrot and a dash of ginger. Firstly, how gorgeous and brightly coloured are these juices?! They look incredible and they tasted amazing too. Mine was perfectly sweet for me and my sweet tooth. The Blueberry Spice had a little too much ginger for my liking but if you like your fiery drinks then this is a winner.
Next up we decided to try two of the new main dishes. I went for the Duck Donburi dish. It is a rice based dish, topped with shredded duck, veg and a fried egg. Tom went for the Steak Bulgogi which is a noodle based dish. Both came looking absolutely beautiful and I couldn’t have been happier with my choice. The shredded duck was just so tasty and I love eggs so was very happy that the dish came with one of these. The portion was very generous and I actually left some of my rice (to save room for pudding obviously) but it is the kind of delicious and warming meal that will cure your Wagamama cravings.
Finally, dessert. We decided to try the three mini cakes and share each one…. It turned out though that the restaurant had run out of the mini versions of the cakes so we were brought three full sized slices of them!! We are very ashamed to say that we polished every last inch of them too…
First up was the Chocolate Fudge Cake. Ah this was incredible and as a firm chocoholic I was very impressed with this indulgent slice. We then tried the White Chocolate Ginger Cheesecake – a flavour of cake that I have never tried before and I have to say that it worked so so well and was probably my favourite slice out of the three. The creamy white chocolate and the firey ginger worked so well together. Finally, we tried the passion fruit cheesecake. This was sweet and fruity and a brilliant palette cleanser after our feast! It is save to say we didn’t need any dinner that night…
We were looked after so so well by the lovely manager Zoe from the Spinningfield branch. There are so many more dishes I want to try out from the menu and I am trying to fit in another lunchtime trip to Wagamama very soon.