My housemate has been fascinated by the way the blog world works.
It’s really nice to see someone from outside the blogosphere be so interested in it, so when the manager at Wagamama in Manchester’s Spinningfields invited me to try the new menu I asked if I could bring her along too.
We went during the last week of July which was a bit of a crazy one for both of us. I had (literally) been all over the place for client meetings, and my housemate had been back to back at her work too. I find that when I’m really busy going out for dinner somewhere is a good way of stopping and taking a break (any excuse for food, really).
We arrived after an evening pilates class (which I’m really enjoying, more so than yoga!) and had a look at the menu.
I like Wagamama, I feel it’s better than most chains because it doesn’t feel like a chain. The food always tastes fresh and very good quality, and it doesn’t carry that slightly tacky, mass-produced atmosphere that some chains do.
After a long and indecisive menu glance (along with some help from the lovely staff), we ordered for our main:
One power juice
One repair juice
Duck pancakes to share
And for dessert:
White chocolate and ginger cheesecake
The juices tasted like they were very good for us. I don’t like it when restaurants water down or add sugar to what are meant to be healthy juices – it defeats the object of having one for me! It was a much needed vitamin boost to get us through the remainder of our busy week.
The duck pancakes, tamari chicken and teriyaki salmon all arrived quickly. Now, I could try and describe the taste to you very eloquently, but I don’t think there’s any need. It was all, quite simply, delicious. Every mouthful was a delight.
The desserts rounded the meal off perfectly. My housemate’s cheesecake came with a chilli sauce that had just the right amount of subtle kick.
I would like to say thank you to Wagamama for a very nice evening. It was my first visit to the Spinningfields too – can’t wait to go back.
I do feel extremely lucky to have experiences like these as a result of my blog, it was never something I expected when I started back in 2011, and it’s great to be able to share these experiences with my friends sometimes too.