Finally the perfect restaurant meets it’s perfect location!
Wagamama opened their fourth restaurant in Birmingham New Street. I was extremely excited about the brands latest addition and even more thrilled when I was offered the chance to check it out!
For those of you who have never tried it, Wagamama is one of my favourite restaurants to dine at, not just because of the delish flavour-packed food from fresh chicken to prawn pad Thai but it’s the general dining experience that truly makes it one of a kind!
So it was a Sunday afternoon when me and the SG team (well more like Shara, Lem and my older brother, Rem)decided to go and grace the new kid of the block with our presence.
Upon entry we were kindly greeted by the waitress who showed us to our seats. There wasn’t much time wasting, we dived straight into the drinks menu, myself and Shara ordering the new blueberry spice with a blend of apple, carrot and a taste of ginger and for Lem and Rem the limited edition zesty green juice – a mix of apple, cucumber, lime and mint. Believe me, as good as looks is as good as they taste.
Now onto the mains….
I ordered my favourite – the famous chicken katsu curry, which is a combination of chicken breast deep-fried in panko breadcrumbs, served with a curry sauce, sticky white rice and garnished with dressed mixed leaves and red pickles. Filling, homely and scrumptiously fresh. YUM!
For Shara, the super spicy firecracker chicken - tender marinated chicken breast stir-fried with mangetout, red hot chillies, red and green peppers, spring and white onions in a fiery sweet and hot sauce. served with steamed white rice and garnished with shichimi, sesame seeds and lime.
For Lem, the succulent beef teriyaki donburi – a combination of beef brisket in teriyaki sauce with sticky white rice, shredded carrots, pea shoots and spring onion. Garnished with sesame seeds and served with a side of kimchee.
For Rem, the refreshingly tasty chicken itame – a combination of rice noodles in a spicy green coconut and lemongrass soup topped with stir-fried chicken, beansprouts, chillies, red and spring onions, bok choi, peppers and mushrooms. Garnished with coriander and lime.
For the first time in my Wagamama dining experience, I actually had enough room for dessert…Winning!
I decided to try out the new banana katsu, which is banana in panko breadcrumbs with a scoop of salted caramel ice cream. This dish was doing the darn thing! I love practically anything with bananas, but this, THIS took my banana tooth to a whole new level of sweet yummylicious! Who knew salted caramel was such a match made on Earth?
With a combination of fresh and nutritious food, friendly service, tranquil atmosphere, chilled vibes and value for money what more could you ask for?
How about this soothing Jasmine tea? It looks so stunning you don’t even want to drink it, right?
For a unique Winter dining experience, head down to Wagamama Birmingham New Street, you won’t be disappointed!