Wagamama

I really like Wagamama. For a chain they’re  surprisingly consistently good (and not consistently ‘okay’ which can be the case with chains) and their menu contains some of my all-time favourite dishes.

My one problem is that I can never make up my mind what I want, so end up trying to order everything. As this clearly isn’t practical, I enjoy going with like-minded individuals who are happy to order half of everything (and eat at least some of it of course…)

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If you’ve never tried chilli squid at Wagamama, then I insist you do immediately. Even if you’re a little squeamish at the thought of squid and don’t normally eat it – this is so deliciously crispy and packed full of flavour that you’ll kick yourself for not trying it earlier.

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Duck gyoza are the best gyoza, fact. It might be because they’re always fried and therefore crispy (and of course, superior to steamed gyoza). I’m not really fussy about where I get my duck gyoza from – it’s lovely wherever. Wagamama is no exception, and their cherry hoisin dipping sauce is dynamite.

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Mr Eats really enjoys the Tori Kara Age – bits of spiced chicken fried until crispy. I’m not as big a fan; while I don’t dislike it I think there are more interesting things on the menu.

As for the duck pancakes, I was so pleased when these were added to the menu as they’re a big favourite of mine. Wagamama’s version are tasty and moreish and the sauce is fantastic.

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As for mains (yes, we did order mains as well as the sides – don’t judge!), Mr Eats ordered chicken Raisukaree, a coconut and citrus curry. This was so tasty and light – and super pretty.

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Speaking of pretty, this teriyaki chicken donburi is also a gorgeous dish. Packed full of sticky rice and delicious teriyaki chicken, this is one of my favourite meals.

I do love a good Wagamama – writing this post has made me crave it even though it was just last week we were last there! There’s a little something for everyone there as well (or near enough anyway), so always a good one to try out! While I didn’t have them on this occasion, I also recommend their steamed buns as they’re fab.

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