Wagamama is currently working on some “exciting vegan developments,” including creating new vegan dishes and revamping old favourites to make them better than ever.
When Wagamama announced in 2017 that they were working on a creating a dedicated vegan menu for its customers, there was much celebration when it was announced that a seitan katsu curry would be making an appearance on the menu.
Sadly the much-anticipated seitan katsu curry did not make an appearance on the new vegan menu initially, despite being trialled at their Noodle Lab test kitchen. However, we’re delighted to hear that the vegan version of the popular dish, the ‘vegatsu’, will soon be available in restaurants up and down the country.
The nourishing vegan dish is being dubbed The Impossible Curry by customers who had a first taste, at the restaurant’s Soho test kitchen, due to the fact that 9/10 customers cannot believe it isn’t meat.
The Vegan Society announced the exciting news on its Instagram page, stating: “The new katsu curry will be hitting stores soon. Their mixed mushroom and panko aubergine hirato steamed buns are getting a vegan makeover, as is the #yasaikatsu. The much anticipated seitan katsu will be rolled out too!”
@wagamama_uk have some very exciting developments! Their mixed mushroom and panko aubergine hirato steamed buns are getting a vegan makeover, as is the #yasaikatsu. The much anticipated seitan katsu will be rolled out too! The best thing is, they’re all registered with our @vegantrademark too! Thanks wagamama for the delicious and innovative vegan options 👏👏
Vegan menu options
Wagamama’s say their new menu has been designed around the idea that meat-free shouldn’t mean taste free, and it’s clear to see from their menu that none of their dishes are lacking in flavour.
This May sees the addition of even more plant-based dishes to the new menu for summer including 3 new dishes Harusame glass noodle salad (tofu), Mushroom + panko aubergine steamed hirata buns and Yasai katsu curry.
The new dishes will join existing plant-based options on Wagamama’s menu, which include a vegan kare burosu (made with shichimi-coated silken tofu and grilled mixed mushrooms on a bed of udon noodles in a curried vegetable broth), and a yasai pad thai.
There’s also a hearty yasai yaki soba and yasai itame which is comprised of rice noodles in a spicy green coconut and lemongrass soup with tofu and vegetables topped with stir-fried beansprouts, red and spring onions, bok choi, peppers, mushrooms and chilli and garnished with coriander and fresh lime. The chain-restaurant is also giving its mixed mushroom and panko aubergine hirato steamed buns a vegan makeover.
The vegatsu is now available across Wagamama’s 130 UK restaurants.