It's no secret that I love Asian food. I could eat it every day and have zero regrets, and when I'm in the UK I love to visit Wagamama. Wagamama is a chain of Japanese noodle bar restaurants - very yummy and very reasonably priced.
I've visited the Leamington Spa branch twice this year, and one just off Oxford Street in London as well. I pretty much always order the Ginger Chicken Udon (£9.25) with a side of Endamame (£4.25) and have one of their fresh juices (£3.40) - YUM! You can check out their current menu HERE.
The Ginger Chicken Udon is teppan fried udon noodles with chicken, egg, beansprouts, red and spring onions, mangetout and chilli, garnished with pickled ginger and coriander - I always add a slurp of soy sauce from the bottle in the middle of the table too. The endamame are steamed green soya beans and they come with either salt, chilli or garlic salt and I always stick with plain salt - you eat them with your fingers, popping the pods open and the beans straight into your mouth.
Their fresh juices make me feel like I'm doing something healthy and they're always really yummy. That said, thank heavens they've taken their beetroot and ginger juice off the menu, that's POWERFUL stuff (yeah, you don't need to know the details).
The staff are always friendly and helpful, happy to explain dishes to people on their first visit. There are small tables, or long sharing tables where you sit on long benches. Boxes of condiments, chop sticks and cutlery dot along the tables and the place mats are paper.
Cheap, cheerful and yummy - get yourself along to Wagamama if you're in the UK.