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Wagamama launches first vegan fish and chips served on newspaper

Vegan fish and chips

Wagamama has become the first high street restaurant to launch a plant-based vegan fish and chips dish.

The trailblazing dish is called Tempura F-ish + Bang Bang Yaki-imo  and is a flavour packed Japanese-inspired take on the British classic, fish and chips, created as only wagamama can.

Beer battered fish is replaced with lightly tempura coated ‘f-ish’, made from a mix of soy, rice and pea protein, replicating the taste and flaky texture of fish.

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Its version of ‘chips’ is made from roasted sweet potato chunks and red onion, coated in firecracker sauce.

Wagamama CEO Thomas Heier said: “We’re so proud of our 50% plant-based menu and we’re committed to encouraging more people to experience our plant-based options for themselves to help make a sustainable difference for our planet.

“We’re focusing on offering dishes that are so delicious they might even tempt the most uncompromising meat-eater to eat more plants, even if it’s just about making one sustainable swap a week.”

In October 2021 Wagamama made half its menu plant-based and its latest vegan dish is part of its mission to continue inspiring and empowering Brits to give plants a go.

Wagamama has created vegan versions of all its most popular dishes, collaborated with vegan chef Gaz Oakley to bring guests a vegan ‘egg’, turned watermelon into ‘tuna’ and eliminated red meat from its test kitchen menu in Old Street, London.

It estimates that just under 20% of its guests choose to go plant-based when ordering from its menu.

Wagamama shifts 50% of menu to plant-based dishes for the first time

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