Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Something (healthy) for the weekend
(Date:14 January 2011)


Wagamama is officially one of the mylunch offices favourite lunch treats! We make the pilgrimage to the South King St. venue at least once a week, and we’re practically known by name in there now!

Waga is also a firm favourite with singing celebs and Irish rugby players, and the main reason for this, (besides the delicious food obviously) is that it’s also a healthy option!
With a stated aim 'to combine great, fresh and nutritious food in an sleek yet simple setting with helpful, friendly service and value for money', Waga really is a great option for the savvy lunch eater, and for those of us who have pledged to eat healthily for the New Year
Now we gave away two Wagamama cookbooks on the blog just before Christmas, but if you didn’t manage to win one of those, well we’ve a treat for you, an exclusive recipe!
Chicken Ramen is a classic favourite on the menu, and personally, I would eat it for every meal if I could! So if you fancy something healthy, but very very tasty to make this weekend, then read on, because we’re about to tell you how! Plus, you could apply for a job as a Waga chef if things go well!

You will need
  • 12 pieces menma (canned bamboo shoots), drained
  • 2 pak choi, trimmed and roughly chopped (or 2 handfuls of baby spinach leaves)
  • 1 litre of chicken or vegetable stock
  • 250g (9oz) ramen noodles
  • Vegetable oil
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 4 spring onions, trimmed and finely sliced
Preheat the grill, and while waiting, lightly oil and season the chicken breasts. Grill these for 4 minutes on each side (or until cooked through) and allow to rest for 5 minutes.
When cooled, slice on the diagonal and set aside

Now on to the noodles! In a large pan of boiling water boil the noodles for 2-3 minutes, until just tender.
Drain, refresh under cold running water and divide between two bowls.
Next heat the chicken or vegetable stock until boiling. put the pak choi on top of the noodles and ladle in the stock.
Finally, top with the sliced chicken, menma and spring onions, and serve with a garnish of garlic!
It’s so easy, but yet so so tasty, and healthy too!

On the other hand if you want to take the lazy option, then you can drop into one of the three Wagamama venues in Dublin + Cork, and have a delicious bowl of Ramen served up to you, washed down with a vitiman packed juice!
Oh and by the way, if you’re a signed up member of Wagamama online, you can get this recipe and many many more. See here for all the info, and sign up is quick and easy.

You can also befriend Waga on Facebook, where you can avail of an exclusive monthly deal through their offers tab!

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