Wagamama is a British headquartered restaurant chain, serving Asian food inspired by the flavors of Japan. It was started by Alan Yau who subsequently created the Chinese restaurants Hakkasan and Yauatcha in London. At present Wagamama have over 140+ restaurants all over the world including UAE. March being the month of #ramen, wagamama in Golden Mile, Palm Jumeirah organized a social slurping event by Mc Collins Media for us bloggers along with some interesting dishes to taste.
Being a hardcore fan of Asian cuisine , I was thrilled to attend the event and meet some of the bloggers.
At wagamama, the philosophy of ‘kaizen’, which stands for good change, is central to everything they do. Inspired by the fast-paced, Japanese ramen bars, wagamama is a celebration of the fresh and nourishing flavors of Asia.
Social slurping aims at conveying two main beliefs, social sitting and slurping. Throughout the month of March, wagamama will be celebrating ramen in all its glory.
In the name of kaizen, wagamama has been serving, colourful, aromatic and flavorful dishes cooked with the freshest of ingredients with a play of shichimi. Pick a warming bowl of bold ramen. teppan griddled to perfection, or kare, with its rich coconut base and not to forget the heavenly desserts, fresh juices and hot drinks.Featuring Japanese favourites and a fresh, authentic menu updated seasonally, wagamama is a staple of modern Asian cuisine
The franchise for wagamama is owned by RMAL Hospitality operating in four locations in Dubai,
1. Crowne plaza
2. Palm Jumeirah
3. Al FattanTowers
4. The Greens
The outlet here at Palm Jumeirah is pretty spacious but seating I thought should have been more comfortable. Moving on to the food, Some of the starters I got to try were edamame, duck wrap, gyoza, calamari. The duck wrap was the best in which we ourselves make the wrap and fill it with the ingredients provided. I enjoyed doing it. Next was gyoza cooked and slightly grilled outside. It was filled with chicken and its good to have with the accompanied sauce. Calamari was saltless I felt. They had an array of fresh juices and i got to try the tropica which was extremely refreshing. Orange- carrot was equally good.
For the main course we had vegetarian, chilli chicken and beef based ramen and we started off with the slurping. I loved the chilli chicken based as the flavors were suiting my taste. It was well enough for sharing with two to three people. Another one was a katsu curry. It was just mind-blowing. We all enjoyed it ,the sauce was delicious and it well complemented the protein.
For the desserts, we had the illustrious fried banana and icecream. Thanks Joylin Dsouza and Sophia Fernandes from Mc Collins Media for the invite.
Verdict :Slurping of Ramen will lead people to leave their table manners aside and enjoy a scrumptious, fresh and flavorful bowl of ramen, slurping ones way to the end. The only way of enjoying a soul-ful, bowl-ful of Ramen is, slurping it right.