Here at Scouseveg HQ we were delighted to receive an invite to the Bloggers Night at the newly opened Wagamama Speke Restaurant. So what is happening in Speke?
Well, the long established New Mersey Retail Park has received a bit of a face lift, with lots of exciting newly opened restaurants, including our favourite Wagamama!
On approach, the restaurant looked bright and welcoming. Inside, the layout is similar as you would expect to find with this type of dining experience, lots of small tables, some booths at the side and long tables of very happy customers enjoying some really innovative dishes.
If you haven’t been to Wagamama before. It has its own vegetarian and vegan menu, bursting with a wide choice of dishes and proudly registered with the much loved and trusted Vegan society logo.
In addition to our last visit, you can now find some new and very tasty dishes. These included, the new mixed mushroom and panko aubergine hirata steamed buns, now without mayonnaise. This was one of our personal favourites and the vegatsu, which is a beautiful blend of crispy coated seitan covered in an aromatic curry sauce. This by far was my own personal favourite dish of the evening.
We also sampled the new harusame glass noodle salad which featured gorgeous chunks of tofu mixed with glass noodles, kale, edamame and a variety of vegetables topped with fresh mint and crispy fried shallots, this dish felt healthy but satisfying.
We also enjoyed our old favourites of salty edamame beans, wok-fried greens, a raw salad and the extremely tasty Kare Burosu Ramen. All the above was washed down with some craft beers, fresh juice and some lovely refreshing green tea. Oh and not to forgot the firm Scouseveg favourite of pink guava and passion fruit sorbet, who doesn’t love a good sorbet to clean the pallet?
So why try Wagamama? Well, the staff are always very helpful and extremely friendly. The food is always of an exceptionally high standard and satisfyingly tasty. The atmosphere is always great, whether it’s a romantic meal for two or a big party outing!
The new Speke Restaurant is also ideal, if you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre. It’s easy to get to and there’s always plenty of parking right outside.
If you haven’t tried Wagamama, it’s a great place to take your friends, whether your veggie, vegan or just fancy something a bit different! Get yourself down to New Mersey Retail Park for a bit of retail therapy and some amazing food, you won’t be disappointed.
Niki and Pete James, Scouseveg.