Two years ago in July, the Mr and I had our first date.
We went to the arcade in the Trafford Centre as I wanted to see how much of a fun guy he was and whether he would make me laugh or not. Spoiler: he is very fun and makes me laugh a lot. Afterwards, we had dinner at Wagamama which was a place that I had never been to before but heard a lot about.
Since then, we go at least once every few months (believe me, I could eat there a lot more often) for a relaxing date night in the Liverpool One restaurant.
Seeing as I tend to share photos of our date night over on Instagram, I thought it would be of interest to some of you and perhaps give you some inspiration towards your next date night.
It doesn’t have to be overly fancy, just the two of you enjoying delicious food and great, fun company!
DRINKS AND SIDES
With the drinks, it is very rare that either of us will order an alcoholic beverage (the Mr may go for a beer from time to time). But I, always go for the fruit juice (£3.50 for regular) which is apple, orange and passion fruit. Honestly, it is such a delicious juice and I practically inhale it the moment it arrives at the table.
Sides at Wagamama is rare for us as for me personally, there isn’t a lot of choice for what I’d actually eat. For the Mr, it depends on what he wants to eat on the evening but for this one particular date night, he went for the hirata steamed buns which consists of pork belly, panko apple and sriracha (£5.50).
I do have a new obsession with the Asian pancakes with shredded duck and cherry sauce (£5.95).Honestly, I could happily eat those all day, every day. I do kinda wish they’d turn it into a main dish as well.
Each time we go to Wagamama, the Mr always orders a different dish and so for this particular evening, he went for the Chicken Itame (£11.75) which is a bowl full to the brim of rice noodles in a spicy green coconut and lemongrass soup topped with stir-fried beansprouts, red and spring onions, bok choi, peppers, mushrooms, chilli and garnished with coriander and fresh lime.
Believe me when I say this: it smelt absolutely incredible!
My usual dish is the Tonkatsu (£11.95) which is pork belly and sticky rice. However, I decided to go for something a little bit different on this particular evening and I ordered the Chicken Teriyaki Donburi (£10.25) which is chicken in teriyaki sauce with sticky white rice, topped with shredded carrots, pea shoots, spring onions and sesame seeds.
It’s safe to say that Wagamama will never disappoint.