Reading Time: 2 minutes The chain's vegan katsu curry has been highly requested (Photo: The Vegan Society)
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High-street eatery Wagamama has launched a virtual cooking series titled ‘Wok From Home’ amid the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

The chain, which has temporarily shut all of its outlets due to the UK lockdown, is uploading daily tutorials on how to recreate some of its most popular dishes to Facebook and Instagram

Executive Chef Steve Mangleshot, who has worked at Wagamama for more than 20 years, has already shared recipes for the eatery’s Wok-Fried Greens, Yasai Yaki Soba, and Amai Mushrooms.

‘Fully plant-based’

“Week #2 – what’s on the menu? Steve had a lot of requests for vegan recipes yesterday so next week, we’re going fully plant-based!” Wagamama wrote on Instagram.

It also asked followers to request dishes it would like to see, resulting in many fans asking how to cook the chain’s signature katsu curry.

Online cookery lessons

Wagamama isn’t the only company sharing online cooking lessons during the pandemic. Vegan food delivery service allplants launched a free cookery class series last month, to teach viewers how to ‘boost and enhance simple dishes at home’.

The four-part series will focus on how to make a classic sauerkraut, as well as kimchi, dill pickles, and kombucha.

You can follow Wagamama on Instagram here

Liam Gilliver

Liam is the Deputy Editor and Social Media Coordinator for Plant Based News. He has written for a number of top publications including Gay Times, Attitude Magazine, Oh Comely, and The Huffington Post - and is the author of 'We're Worried About Him'.