A favorite eating place in the UK, be it in London or Manchester, is Wagamama.
Food is good. Service is efficient. It’s nouveau cuisine in a Zen environment, with none of the pretentiousness of many hip pan-Asian food places. The seating set-up is bench type. The menu is a one-face affair, and the specials are on the paper “place mat” in the seat.
I got the Wagamama ramen in Manchester, at the Printworks last week. My choice had chicken and veggies (mushrooms, etc.) swimming in vegetable broth. I like that the taste is clean and uncomplicated.
For a while I struggled whether or not to have dessert, as this particular baby caught my eye —
White chocolate and ginger cheesecake? Curious combination. But I was full, and thought I had to delay gratification on that one (hence my notation — promise to myself).
That thought however held for a good 10 seconds.
I was weak, and gave in.
WAGAMAMA! Talk about heavenly. This one tops the cake. Ooops.
I am happy to find out that Wagamama has 3 restaurants in Boston (in Harvard, the Faneuil Hall Marketplace, etc.) and one in DC. None in Chicago yet, but hey, we have WowBao.