Monday, 25 February 2019

Wagamama Blogger Event: An Evening Of Mindfulness (And Noodles)


Disclaimer: the meal was complimentary

A couple of weeks ago, the lovely people at Wagamama in Princesshay, Exeter invited me and a few other bloggers along for an evening of mindfulness - and a massive amount of food - to celebrate their latest charity partnership with Mind.

Mind are the leading mental health charity in the UK and they campaign to improve services, raise awareness around mental health, and promote understanding. As 1 in 4 of us will experience a mental health problem in our lives, their work is hugely important. And that is what makes this partnership so awesome - you can enjoy your steamed buns and wash it down with some delicious juice all whilst helping an amazing charity grow and reach more people that need them.

In 2019, Wagamama intend to help fund an additional 8000 infoline calls by donating 25p from every sale of their Super Green and Power juices. That is 8000 more people being helped by this partnership and, hopefully, 8000 people whose lives will be turned around by the work of Mind and the people who work for them.




Now on to the second most important thing - food chat! I had never actually been to Wagamama before but I knew that people are crazy for their katsu chicken curry. I didn't know much else about the food they served there though but, I can safely say, I do now. We were stuffed to the point of explosion with starters, sides, mains, deserts, and drinks of all varieties. Let's just say that I had a good taste of everything they serve. And my fave were their steamed buns - omg they were so doughy and soft with gorgeous brisket inside - and also their brisket ramen is amazing (and oh so instagrammable). Also their dessert menu has most of the classic desserts on their but with a bit of a twist. I went for the coffee ice cream that came with chocolate sauce and toasted sesame seeds on top. Absolutely divine!

They have also introduced to their restaurants little colouring sheets and pots of pencils to their tables to encourage people to put down their phones and occupy their minds in a bit of good, old fashioned colouring. Now I haven't done colouring in since I was at primary but it was a bit of a revelation to just completely switch off and focus on something like that. And I think it will do the world of good in our crazily fast-paced world to just remember to slow down for a minute and relax.

I am deffo late to the Wagamama fan group but, oh man, do I love that place.

You can read more about Wagamama and their partnership with Mind by clicking here

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