There are times when we miss the little things in life, such as being able to go out and order our favorite dish. Sounds familiar? Well, Wagamama has joined many fast-food chains in sharing some of their most popular recipes online to help their customers spice things up in their kitchens. That’s right, you can finally learn how to make your own Wagamama chicken katsu curry and enjoy it in the comforts of your home.
So, to sate the cravings of the nation, Wagamama has decided to launch “Wok From Home,” an Instagram video series where Steve Manleshot, the executive chef, explains how to make some of their most iconic dishes, including their chicken katsu curry.
How to Make Wagamama Chicken Katsu Curry
Wagamama has made a name for itself with its popular, mouthwatering dishes that represent quick and healthy take on fast food. Chicken katsu curry is a recipe many people have been keen to try themselves at home.
Thanks to their executive chef, who shared the recipe for this famously delicious dish on Instagram and YouTube, we can now all make it at home.
Right after the first episode, people started commenting on how excited they are to learn how to make their favorite dishes. In one of these episodes, Steve provides a recipe for the chicken version of the dish.
However, you can make it friendly for plant-based family members and friends by using aubergine or sweet potato.
Not only that Wagamama shared the recipe of one of their most iconic dishes, but they have also decided to show us how to make their salad dressing – the one that’s perfectly salty, sweet, and acidic. You’re probably drooling by now.
Still, the version of the chicken katsu curry recipe provided by Steve is close to the original which means that you need to visit their restaurants to experience the real taste of the recipe. Fair enough.
Tips & Tricks
To make the perfect Wagamama rice, use short grain rice. Cook it with water in a 2:3 ratio to give it a glutinous, sticky texture. It’s best to use half a cup or 90 grams of rice per person. Mind you, this is the amount of uncooked rice you should use which doubles when cooked.
Here’s how to cook your rice in the Wagamama way.
Put it in water and let it soak for half an hour. Strain it using a fine-mesh sieve. Let it stay for five minutes to drain any excess water.
Bring 540 ml water to the boil in a heavy-based saucepan with the lid on. Once it reaches a boiling point, add the rice, reduce the heat, and let it cook for ten minutes. Do not disturb the rice while cooking and resting in any way. This is an important part of the cooking.
Remove from heat and let it stay for ten more minutes with the lid on. That’s how you prepare rice for Wagamama chicken katsu curry.
Another thing to have in mind when preparing the Wagamama sauce is that you can adjust the spiciness as you wish. The recipe here is for a mild sauce, but you can add some chili powder during the simmering process for a little heat. You can also add a splash of sriracha once the sauce is cooked.
Are you a fan of Wagamama’s popular dish called chicken katsu curry? Well, prepare yourself for some good news.
The cult Japanese-fusion eatery has decided to share the recipes of some of its most iconic dishes with the help of their executive chef in his online video series “Wok from Home.”
In one of the episodes, he gives step-by-step instructions on how to make Wagamama chicken katsu curry so that anyone can enjoy this comfort food at home.