Noodles for breakfast. It just sounds wrong doesn’t it. Steve Mangleshot, the head chef who put the new breakfast menu together, understands that it may be a bit too adventurous for some, and so has created a varied menu which truly has something for everyone. I tried a few things on the menu and was not disappointed.
For the unadventurous. According to Wagamama’s research into the breakfast habits of us Brits, 55% of us say that these habits have not changed in over 10 years. That’s a long time to be eating porridge oats. However, if you’re still unwilling to try something completely new, the Coconut Porridge with Summer Berry Compote is for you. The porridge is wonderfully creamy but not too sweet, and the compote is light and not bitter at all. I really enjoyed this – my only wish was for a bit more coconut. When I said this to Steve, he did say that when ordering, extra coconut flavouring could be requested – so accommodating!
A halfway house. If you want to try something different but don’t want to have your mind blown, perhaps the Okonomiyaki is the dish of your dreams. This is essentially an omelette but with a Japanese twist. The omelette is filled with bacon, chicken, prawns, shitake mushroom, leek and red cabbage. Definitely a good way to fuel up for a busy day! The omelette is finished with okonomiyaki sauce (a wonderful, sweet sauce that goes perfectly with the dish) and wasabi mayonnaise (not as scary as it sounds, the wasabi is very subtle!). One of the best things about this dish is that it is topped with dancing tuna flakes. I’m not going to elaborate on that – you’ll have to go and try it!
Throwing caution to the wind. Noodles for breakfast. Who’d have thunk it. My favourite dish on the normal Wagas menu is Yaki Soba so I couldn’t possibly say no to the Breakfast Yaki Soba could I?! This was (surprise, surprise) my favourite breakfast dish. The fried noodles came with bacon, egg, shrooms, cabbage and tomato but with no soy sauce or spices like in the lunch time dish. The egg to noodle ratio was ramped up a notch to make it more breakfast-like and it worked perfectly. I could eat this for breakfast every day!