UK restaurant chain Wagamama launches weekly online tutorials
The Japanese giant will teach us to make favourite dishes from the menu
Everyone's favourite Japanese restaurant is closed as a result of lockdown – and, if you're anything like anyone I know, supermarket sushi just isn't hitting the spot.
Luckily for us, they feel our pain. As much as we are missing eating their amazing food, they are missing cooking it for us – and to ease the sorrow, they are launching the Wok From Home series.
This will see the chain's executive chef, Steve Mangleshot, film a series of online tutorials, showing us how to recreate some of our favourite dishes from the Wagamama menu. The first will be the famous katsu curry – and the tutorial will be available on their Facebook, Insta, IGTV and Youtube this Wednesday.
Every Wednesday, Mr Mangleshot will release a new tutorial video to keep us going during lockdown. He will also release a Store Cupboard Cooking Challenge every Friday, where he will come up with filling meals using as few ingredients as possible.
Aware that we may not all have top-of-the-range equipment, he promises to keep his tutorials relatively no frills, cooking in his own kitchen at home, so that we can all get involved.
"This is the first time in 20 years that I’ve gone this long without cooking Wagamama food and to be honest, I’m missing it. So, I thought I’d bring the Wagamama kitchen home so we can all get our Wagamama fix!" he said.
"The production value might not be up to our usual standard as it will be shot on an iPhone 11 but to be honest we’re making this up as we go along! My wife is the producer / director and my kids are the sous chefs. So it’s gonna be interesting! We have all been forced to prepare more food at home than we normally do and I want this regular online show to teach you how you can be a decent chef in no time. I also want to create a sense of community through our food, just like we do in all our restaurants."
Tune in from 6pm (UK time) and, if you're keen to give it a go, here's what you'll need: