Wagamama’s is somewhere I’ve loved but just not thought about going for a long long time. I was lucky to go there recently to try their vegan egg, which sounds strange but very intriguing. I went with some of my fellow girls from Coventry Bloggers and gave some of the new Vegan menu ago.
I love trying Vegan menus because I don’t have to worry about it having dairy in so I opt for vegan stuff a lot now. Plus it’s better for the environment and the animals.
We started by trying some of the side dishes and shared them between us, we had one of my favourites edamame beans which were in salt which tasted incredible and I could easily eat a whole bowl by myself. We also tried mixed mushroom and panko aubergine hirata steamed buns which I’ve never had before but always wanted to try. I was pleasantly surprised. It tasted so light and I was put off because I thought it would be really stodgy.
The last side we had was by far the most popular and some people were almost fighting over them and that was the bang bang cauliflower. Which is essentially a vegan version of chicken wings. I don’t really like a lot of spice but I would happily have these again. They were tasty with a kick and a crunch, the perfect alternative to meat and you don’t feel like your missing out on something. Cauliflower seems to have taken the world by storm lately, it used to be the bit on the side of the roast dinner people would ignore and now it’s a firm favourite for its own dishes.
The atmosphere in Wagamama’s is so lovely and the staff are so knowledgable about the food and really enthusiastic and upbeat. The service was really quick as at Wagamama’s I’m sure you know if you’ve been before but they bring meals out as they are ready, so you may not get all dishes for the table at once but you will get yours as soon as it’s ready.
For my main I went for the glass noodle salad which was a cold salad and was so filling I couldn’t even finish it all. So I took the rest back home for my lunch the next day. The salad had glass noodles with tofu, edamame, adzuki beans, carrots, mangetout and pea shoots. It tasted so fresh and healthy it was so nice even the second time around,
We also tried the Avant Garden which was the fish with the vegan egg and some other amazing ingredients like rice and bbq seitan with mushroom and asparagus and some other lovely things. Now I wasn’t a massive fan of the egg on its own but with the dish it was delicious. If you mix it all together all the flavours really compliment each other and I could easily have it again.
Now, we got the try the vegan desserts which I’m not sure if it is a good thing because oh my, the vegan ice creams were something else. I want to go back there and just order the ice cream. It was the best vegan ice cream I’ve ever had (and that’s including the vegan Ben and Jerry’s). There was a strawberry one and a chocolate one, both amazing. There are no words, just go and try it.
We also tried the vegan mango and matcha cake. I do love matcha cake so it was really nice, I think my love for the ice cream took my focus away from the cake but it was a really good cake. Also just want to add it’s nice they have a variety, some places I’ve been too only have 1 vegan option for dessert so at least you can choose here.
I loved Wagamama’s and have been back since and will continue to go back if not just for the ice cream aha. But if you haven’t tried the vegan menu you should, it’s tasty, full of variety and had a vegan egg which has never been done before!