Wagamama (Glasgow Fort, Glasgow) Trying the Vegan Menu : Review

Invited: 28th January 2020


The guys over at Wagamama sent me an invite to visit the Glasgow Fort branch, to come in and try their Vegan menu and I accepted and set a date.

Yes you read that correct, I said yes to trying some Vegan food….yup 2020 has an interesting start to the year for me.

I haven’t gone out and had any Vegan dishes before, I didn’t know what to expect as well you know me as you have seen my posts…but hey I am always up for trying new things.

Looking Around

I have never driven to the Glasgow Fort before, but to be honest it was very easy.

I have been to Wagamama many years ago, and enjoyed that visit but the one part I didn’t like too much (personal preference) was your sitting next to strangers.

When entering this Wagamama I noticed that here they had a benches area, and had a normal table area which was great so I opted to sit at the table section.

The Food

So tonight its from the Vegan menu, and I really had no idea if I was going to like it or not.

Time to see what it’s like…

Side

Yasai Gyoza £5.95 (Tonight Free)

five steamed dumplings filled with vegetables. Served grilled with dipping sauce

I wanted to have a wee side, to see what another dish was going to be like so I played safe as I have had dumplings at other restaurants.

I tried these on their own, and then with the sauce.

On their own they were nice, but they needed a little more flavour for me. With the sauce really helped for me, and I enjoyed every bite.

  • Presentation : 5
  • Flavour : 4
  • Value For Money : n/a tonight
  • Overall : 4.5

Main Course :

Vegan ‘Suika’ Tuna (Tonight FREE)

Wow this was a big portion, and for me looked very interesting.

I was told that the “tuna” is actually dehydrated watermelon which is sliced and seared, which gives it the look and texture of tuna….now theres a first for me to hear you could do that but very cool.

I am not a watermelon person, so I was very hesitant to eat this but it was recommended to me by Wagamama to try so I didn’t want to let them down.

Time to try and see how this was…

So I tried everything on its own, and then combined for the perfect bite.

I hope you are sitting down reading this, as I am going to shock you. This actually was very very tasty and I enjoyed every bite. The watermelon didn’t taste like watermelon for me, so again this was great for me and it tasted really nice.

  • Presentation : 5
  • Flavour : 5
  • Value For Money : n/a tonight
  • Overall : 5

Desert :

chocolate + orange blossom ice cream (Tonight FREE)

So some Vegan Ice Cream, now this is also another first for me.

On arrival it looked really good, but now it was time to taste…

So this had the texture of normal ice cream, and the taste of a light chocolate and orange flavour. Ok so not as bad as expected, and the orange was very nice.

The chocolate for me (personal preference as I have a sweet tooth) could have been a little stronger in flavour, but overall very impressed and was nice and light.

  • Presentation : 5
  • Flavour : 5
  • Value For Money : n/a tonight
  • Overall : 5

Visit Overall :

Note : Just because this was an invite, that has not influenced my thoughts in any way. The above is a 100% honest review of the day, and the food.

Firstly a big thanks to Wagamama for tonight’s invite.

I went in expecting to just think meh but came out enjoying what I had tonight, and I could really have the same dish again….I am as shocked at you at reading this to 🙂 If you like vegan food or up for trying something different then I recommend trying this dish and taking a visit to Wagamama.

Review Scores –

  • Atmosphere : 5
  • Staff : 5
  • Menu Choice : 5
  • Service : 5
  • Food : 5
  • Value for Money: 5
  • Overall : 5

Additional Details

  • Payment : Card & Cash
  • Vegan Friendly: Yes
  • Toilet Cleanliness (out of 5) : 5

Chat to me on here via the comments below, or on my Twitter or Instagram and let me know if you have been here or even tried what I had in this review. I want to hear from you so lets have a wee chat 🙂

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HECK Chickfurter & Guy Porks: Product Review

www.heckfood.co.uk

And at HECK we do things differently.

Being small and independent means we can do things our way. Such as making our burgers and sausages in small batches for better flavour, using the finest ingredients and pulling out all the stops to bring farmers’ market quality to your supermarket shelf.

In addition to our meat range, we also offer veggie products too! Many of these are approved by the official Vegetarian Society and registered with the Vegan Society, just look out for the logos which you can find on individual products. If you already love our original ranges, why not try out our delicious meat-free range packed with delicious super-food veg.

Yes, we’re uncompromising, but HECK, that’s how we make damn good sausages.


The guys over at Heckfoods were nice enough to send me two of their products to try, and I couldnt wait to try them.

The two products were ChickFurter and

Taste Time : ChickFurter (4pk)

It’s a ‘furst’ of its kind and we aren’t ashamed of the puns! Find the NEW and exclusive to Morrisons HECK Chickfurter in stores now! Exclusively in Morrisons’ stores right now is the HECK ChickFurter. But it’s a furter with a difference…

As anyone in the sausage game will be able to tell you, a traditional furter is made with mechanically recovered meat. Ew!

We didn’t like the sound of that, and we know our HECK fans wouldn’t like the sound of that either, so in a ‘furst of its kind’ (there we go again with the puns) we’ve made a furter with 97% British chicken. Only the best for our fans.

97% chicken sausages with a smokey flavour

I was a little hesitant with this one, as a chicken hotdog? really? could this work and would it taste good?….well I had to find out.

I started to cook them and went to watch TV while the magic happened.

While sitting I started to smell them and the smell was just like a hotdog, I waited till ready and tasted.

The outside texture was maybe just a little tougher than your traditional hotdog, but the texture when biting it was just like one.

I really enjoyed these, and actually preferred the taste of these to normal hotdogs. I would like to have these again, and try some funky hotdog combos and see how it compaires.

  • Texture : 4.5
  • Taste : 4

TASTE TIME : Guy Porks(6PK)

Pork and Apple sausages with a hint of black treacle

The sound of these sounded very good, and taste and texture I really didn’t know what to expect, but I couldn’t wait to start cooking them and try them.

I started cooking and waited…

While waiting the smell from these was so good, my mouth started to water.

As you can see from the photo above, they looked really good…now time to taste.

The texture reminded me of a links sausage, but the flavours were much much better. I enjoyed every single mouthful, and finished them all.

WOW I LOVED!!!! these and could easily have these time and time again.

  • Texture : 5
  • Taste : 5

Overall :

Firstly a big thanks to the guys over at HECK, I really enjoyed what you sent me and will aim to try more of your products as they were very tasty.

Both products were very different so I cant do a comparision, but both products I would purchase and have again.

My favourite out the two has to be the Guy Porks, for me this was perfect tender, full of flavour and I enjoyed it very very much.

Check these guys out!!!

www.heckfood.co.uk

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Brunch at MAYZE Coffees & Food (West End, Glasgow) : Review

974 Argyle Street
Glasgow G3 8LU

V: 17th February 2019.    W: facebook.com/mayzefinnieston


Today I was very undecided where to go for brunch, so I walked along Argyle Street and passed many places. There was a few that I wanted to go into but, I decided to try here as I saw a woman having something to eat and it looked very good.

Looking Around

Inside is an ok size, but it’s very popular so a few people who looked in passed by which is a shame…hopefully they returned.

Inside for me was ok, a little plane and just needed some more colour to give it more of a warmer feel.

The Food…

So looking at the menu it was all very healthy and more importantly for some people Vegan-friendly.

I asked opted for the French Toast, which is what that lady was having.

French Toast £7.50

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homemade cinnamon brioche, stewed apples, custard and crumble

Now as you can see from the above photo, this is why I had to try this today look how good it looks!!!!

I asked before ordering what the crumble was and if it contained nuts, as I can’t do nuts but it didn’t which I was very happy about as I could order this the way it should be.

First bite….and the other bits were very very good!!!

Presentation : 5
Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 5
Value for Money : 5

Overall

Overall my first visit was good, I do have two issues but due to the food being good I can easily forgive them.

First I did have to wait a while for the order to arrive, but they were making the custard fresh so I can forgive the wait.

The second one, looking at the table tops mine and around me they could do with either a good clean or a fresh coat of paint….or both….

I am planning on going back as I want to try the Eggs Benedict as that also looked very good.

Review Scores – 

  • Atmosphere : 4
  • Staff : 5
  • Menu Choice : 5
  • Service : 5
  • Food : 5
  • Value for Money: 5
  • Overall : 4

Additional Details

  • Child Friendly : Yes (well behaved kids)
  • Payment : Cash & Card

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