My second home will always be London. When I lived there, my friends and I ate out all of the time, and one restaurant that I really miss is Wagamama. This is a restaurant originating in the UK but is now all over the world. Wagamama features asian inspired dishes, and one of the best experiences when you eat there is the seating. I loved that you can be sitting cafeteria-style next to a perfect stranger as you both moan in love of your favorite Wagamama dish…and no one even notices!
But I digress, sometimes I think about Yaki Soba and I get blue. This is the dish I always ordered and it was full of veggies and great flavor. I am seriously considering moving to Boston for the simple fact that they are the only city in the US to have a Wagamama restaurant…seriously.
A few weeks ago I was craving a good noodle dish and thought about Wagamama. I was curious if there were any other restaurants in the US, so I headed to their website. While there, I saw that they had a Wagamama cookbook, so that you could recreate your favorite restaurant dishes at home. If you have ever been to Wagamama or like noodle dishes at all, do yourself a favor and buy this cookbook. All I needed to see was that it included the Yaki Soba recipe in the index and I “Proceeded to Checkout” without a second thought…I’m so glad I did!
So you’re probably wondering what this Yaki Soba dish that I keep talking about is. It’s a noodle dish with chicken, shrimp, and tons of veggies. As you can tell, I’ve cooked a ton of great food in the last several weeks. When my roommate took her first bite of Yaki Soba, she said this dish was definitely her favorite thing I’ve made yet. I served it alongside some steamed edamame and sprinkled some salt over the top, which really seemed to complete the already amazing meal!
Yum!! I had to agree with her…it tasted exactly like I remembered. This type of cooking is a bit out of my comfort zone, but it was really easy and makes me want to try even more recipes like this.
I have a feeling I’ll be making this dish again very, very soon…tomorrow maybe? I am really looking forward to cooking more dishes out of this cookbook as well. Their signature chicken ramen dish is next on my list and their raw juices are divine.
Click here for the Yaki Soba recipe and step by step instructions…what are you waiting for?! Go check it out!
You can purchase the cookbook on Wagamamas site here or even at Amazon.com here, and it comes with a DVD on tips for getting the dishes to turn out perfectly each time.0
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Jill and I saw this cookbook while I was in St. Louis over New Year's! I might have to look into purchasing this.