I was recently invited to sample some of the new dishes Wagamama has to offer, so my partner and I popped over to the Spinningfield branch to give them a try!
donburi and I, the shirodashi ramen. Having sampled both dishes, I was slightly envious of his as the the duck was so tasty and the flavours really complimented on another, but I still enjoyed my ramen nevertheless. We also had opted for a portion of the pork gyoza - which, as usual, were very morish - and a portion of the wok fried greens. My partner thoroughly enjoyed his donburi and would highly recommend. Having wanted to get out of my food comfort zone as it were, the shirodashi ramen was a contrast to dishes I would usually opt for; often leaning towards more spicy, punchy flavours and with any meat other than pork. The shirodashi ramen comprises of slow cooked pork belly in a reduced chicken broth with miso and garnishes with pea shoots, spring onions and egg. Ramen is one of my favourite ever dishes; on a cold rainy day, as was the day in question, the broth is the equivalent of a warm blanket. Not too heavy, or stodgy, and pretty healthy which is always a bonus! I enjoyed this version of my staple go-to, the miso-soup like broth complimented the pork and was a great overall dish. However, not being a huge lover of pork, I will probably stick to my usual chilli chicken ramen in the future. I would recommend this to those who aren't too keen on the spicy dishes though.
katsu was my favourite dish of the whole meal - but that's probably my sweet tooth taking over! Seriously though, it was bloody delicious!
Will you be sampling the new menu anytime soon? What's your favourite dish?