A few months ago, we were invited to Wagamama in the Bullring, Birmingham to try some of their new dishes. Stuart and I love Wagamama but do not get to eat there as much as we would like too since having the boys. However as Thomas is nearly 6 and Daniel is 3 years old now, we thought we would take them and try and get them to try some new things.
We were warmly greeted by the manager and sat down at our reserved table on the side of the restaurant. Usually only large groups can reserve tables at Wagamama so we were a bit of an exception as I was reviewing. The manager asked us if we like surprises and asked if she could bring a selection of the new dishes to our table for us to share. Stuart and I both said yes straight away and looked forward to a feast. We ordered Thomas and Daniel some food off the children’s menu with Thomas having mini Ramen and Daniel having mini chicken katsu.
All the food came out when it was ready which is traditional Wagamama style. I absolutely loved the Beef Tataki and the Bang Bang Cauliflower. Stuart loved the Lollipop Prawn Kushiyaki and we were both pleasantly surprised by Seared Nuoc Cham Tuna. Tuna is not our favourite fish as we have always thought of it as being very fatty but this was simply not the case. The sticky pork belly was delicious too and I even got over my fear of aubergines and actually ate one, which is a good start!
Thomas loved eating his Mini Ramen as you can see in the photo above. He also loved the mini child friendly chopsticks which made him feel very grown up. Daniel is very fussy with his eating and only ate the chicken on his dinner. He was more interested in playing with the chopsticks than eating unfortunately.
Despite feeling very full after our feast, we did all manage to squeeze in a pudding. I had the yuzu (type of citrus) and lemon tart which was lovely and refreshing after our rich food. Stuart had the lemongrass and lime sorbet which had a lovely kick to it. Thomas had the fruit and berry ice pop and Daniel had the vanilla ice cream with chocolate sauce. The ice cream was Daniel’s favourite part of the whole meal. Thomas loved his ice pop and said it was different to desserts he gets in restaurants elsewhere.
Overall, we loved our meal at Wagamama and hope to go back there as soon as we can. I have always had the chicken katsu whenever I have been there previously but I think I will now be a lot more adventurous on a future visit. Thomas now declares his love for noodles and rice so at least I have one child converted! I will just need to keep working on Daniel….
What is your favourite Wagamama dish?
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We dined as guests of Wagamama. All opinions are our own. We were not required to give a positive review.