In big news for Brits today, high street restaurant chain Wagamama is dropping its own vegan version of fish and chips.
As ever, the dish is inspired by Asian cuisine. And, its Veganuary 2022 debut is part of a wider menu that is over 50 percent plant-based.
Wagamama launches vegan fish and chips
The new dish it titled Tempura F-sh + Bang Bang Yaki-imo. It’s made from a battered flakey vegan fish alternative, featuring soy, rice, and pea protein. This is courtesy of Omni Foods’ Omni Golden Fillet, which marks the brand’s UK seafood debut. The fillet boasts zero cholesterol and 6.9 grams of protein per 100g serving.
Wagamama’s version of accompanying chips are sweet potato chunks coated in the company’s famous firecracker sauce.
Additionally, it comes served with minty edamame beans to mimic mushy6 peas, as well as katsu curry sauce, “waga tartare,” and Japanese pickles.
Customers can try the new dish in restaurants or via Deliveroo for £12.95. It is only available this month across the UK, excluding Northern Ireland.
The launch comes just months after Wagamama dubbed itself the “first” UK restaurant chain to veganize its menu by more than 50 percent.
It made the drive in order to help fight against the climate crisis, the launch of its latest dish being another cog in the plan.
In a statement sent to PBN, global head chef Steve Mangleshot said: “Tempura F-ish and Bang Bang Yaki-imo brings the vibrant flavors of Asia to a classic every Brit knows and loves.
“We wanted to both surprise and delight our vegan fans, while also empowering our meat-loving guests to give plants a go this Veganuary.
“For us, it will always be about creating incredible soulful dishes which happen to be plant-based.
“…We aim for our vegan dishes to excite every guest no matter their dietary preferences.”