by Emily Atkinson @IHaveThisThingForFood
The tropical fruit juice at Wagamama in Spinningfields is a perfect combination of mango, apple and orange and is a great choice if you want to reminisce on the summer days that have just come to an end.
Don’t stick with edamame! If you (like me) go for the same side dishes every time you go to Wagamama, these are definitely worth a try:
- Lollipop prawn kushiyaki (skewered grilled prawns marinated in lemongrass, lime and chilli served with caramelised lime)
- Aga dashi (crispy fried silken tofu in a dashi stock with kombu, ginger and coriander cress). The golden tofu wasn’t enough – we drank the stock, it was too delicious to waste!
Also, don’t tell me you’re one of those ‘chicken katsu till I die’ kind of people! For something different, try the two main courses we indulged ourselves in:
- A huge bowl of yaki soba (veggie) noodles
- My favourite raisukaree (a mild chicken coconut and citrus curry). I much preferred the curry as it was light and the vegetables were crunchy.
There’s always room for dessert, even if you have to unbutton your trousers! We had a selection of 3 small cakes including my favourite: passion-fruit cheesecake. Finally, to cleanse our palette, a black rice pudding with coconut cream and mint – a very strange but surprisingly fresh desert.
After rubbing your fully developed food babies I suggest you wash it all down with some green tea.