We’ve been watching the opening of Wagamama in NoMad (the worldwide favorite’s first location in New York City) and it looks successful with lots of happy, friendly customers crowding its tables. In our continuing coverage of the opening, we are pleased to feature more details on the menu and a recipe that you can try out at home.
After opening 150 locations around the world, the purveyors of Wagamama have tailored a menu that has something for every guest and palate. Of course, the restaurant features its famous Ramen, with a delicious array of broths, toppings and garnishes. You can try a huge variety of combinations from seafood to chicken, duck or short ribs for your bowl.
Wagamama also features specialties such as Donburi (a rice bowl dish with simmered ingredients), Teppanyaki (a grilled dish) and spicy Curry with sticky rice. For sides, try out the Steamed Buns or wagamama’s famous Chili Squid, tossed with spiced shichimi.
Our team enjoyed the appetizer Lollipop Prawn Kushiyaki, grilled prawns marinated in lemongrass lime and chili. glazed with a sweet-sour and hot sauce and served with a caramelized lime. Everyone agreed that this dish alone was worth a trip.
If you’re in the mood for a drink, the restaurant stocks a number of Asian craft brews and specialty cocktails. It even features a wide variety of juices that are squeezed, pulped and poured fresh.
While wagamama has something for everyone in NoMad, you don’t even have to go to the new location to enjoy its take on Asian food. The restaurant was kind enough to share the recipe for its Homemade Yaki Soba (pictured above), for readers of Experience NoMad to try out at home.
First, prep the ingredients:
2 chicken thighs
¼ red pepper sliced
¼ green pepper sliced
¼ onion sliced
2 scallions (chopped)
6 cooked shrimp
Handful of beansprouts
5½ oz egg noodle
1 tbsp. soy sauce
Red pickled ginger
Toasted mixed sesame seeds
Next, follow these eight simple steps:
1. Marinade chicken with grated ginger, a splash of soy and salt & pepper 1 hour before cooking. Cook chicken thighs.
2. Cook egg noodles in boiling water.
3. Heat oil in a wok or frying pan.
4. Place all fresh ingredients in hot pan, stir and add shrimp and chicken.
5. Whisk egg, then add drained noodles and egg to wok.
6. Toss ingredients.
7. Add soy sauce and season to taste.
8. Plate up, adding pickled ginger and sesame seeds to garnish.
That’s it! We recommend trying the wagamama Yaki Soba recipe at home and then heading to the brand’s NoMad location to compare your version to the real thing.