Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Wagamama - Whiteley, Fareham

Wagamama is a Japanese restaurant and noddle bar with a series of restaurants scattered around the UK. I'd always been enticed to visit this restaurant after seeing so many photos on Instagram of the famous Chicken Katsu Curry and on Saturday 22nd of March I, along with three friends, visited the restaurant in Whiteley. With a vibrant setting, the restaurant is so successful and this came as no surprise as we gawked at everyone else's food that passed us as we awaited our curries. The friendly service complemented the amazing-ness of the menu and I'll definitely be visiting this place again! Remember to book a table in advance as the restaurant is almost always busy!

I opted for the Chicken Katsu Curry...
(Chicken breast deep-fried in panko breadcrumbs or grilled, served with a curry sauce and sticky white rice. Garnished with mixed leaves and red pickles)

...And the Coconut Reika 
(Coconut ice cream with mango sauce and toasted coconut flakes)

Anyone who knows me well knows that I am obsessed with coconut. EVERYTHING coconut. I love coconut. I don't usually have a dessert but I physically couldn't not order the coconut ice cream and when the waiter came over to ask if we wanted the dessert menu, I felt it would have been rude to say no...

I've noticed that I often blog about food but you should know that my world actually revolves around food. Wagamama's is a definite must and I can assure you that you won't be disappointed! The restaurant caters to all dietary needs and is undoubtedly one of the healthiest restaurants around at the moment (aside from the curry I had, that is definitely not healthy...I checked the calorie content and it would be a major issue if I actually cared). 

Have a lovely time if you decide to dine at Wagamama! 

Whiteley Village
Whiteley Way

01489 564 900

Saturday, 15 March 2014

Happy Saturday!

Recently I've been thinking about the concept of love and how important it is to tell the people you love, that you love them. And often. As family members get older, I'm realising that one day everything will change and I won't have the family who are with me today around forever. Never take anything for granted.

Some people would disagree but love really is the most important thing in life and it's actually all you need. I'm not sure who wrote them, but these passages I found are quite cool so, happy Saturday! 
'Marry someone who lets you have a bite of their brownie, even when you said you weren’t hungry. Marry someone who laughs at the same things you do. Marry someone who kisses your nose on a cold day. Marry someone who you can watch Disney movies with. Marry someone who is proud of you whether you earn £5 a week or £5,000 a week. Marry someone who you can tell everything to. Marry someone who isn’t afraid or embarrassed to hold your hand in public. Marry someone who lets you take over when decorating a cake. Marry someone who you can spend the day in Ikea with without feeling stressed. Marry someone who wraps you up inside their coat in the winter. Marry someone who accepts your fears and phobias. Marry someone who gives you butterflies every time you hear their key in the door. Marry someone who you don’t always have to shave your legs for. Marry someone who accepts you all day every day, even when you don’t look or feel your best. Marry someone who puts three sugars in your tea, despite telling them “just the two”. Marry someone who doesn’t judge you when you eat your body weight in cookies. Marry someone who doesn’t make you want to check your phone, because you know they will reply. Marry someone who waits with you to get on the train. Marry someone who understands that you need to be alone sometimes. Marry someone who gets on well with your parents and isn’t uptight about family events. Marry someone who calms you down when you get mad about stupid stuff, and never tells you it’s “only stupid stuff”. Marry someone who makes you want to be a better person. Marry someone who makes you laugh. Marry someone who you love. Marry your soulmate, your lover, your best friend.'

'Marry your best friend. I do not say that lightly. Really, truly find the strongest, happiest friendship in the person you fall in love with. Someone who speaks highly of you. Someone you can laugh with. The kind of laugh that makes your belly ache, and your nose snort. The embarrassing, earnest, healing kind of laughs. Wit is important. Life is too short not to love someone who lets you be a fool with them. Make sure they are somebody who lets you cry too. Despair will come. Find someone that you want to be there with you through those times. Most importantly, marry the one that makes passion, love and madness combine and course you through. A love that will never dilute - even when the waters get deep, and dark.'

Sunday, 2 March 2014

Girls don't run the world, Beyoncé does

There are no words to describe how amazing this concert was, nor is it possible to explain how ridiculously talented Beyoncé is! On Friday 28th, I was lucky enough to watch Beyoncé perform at the O2 Arena in London. The Mrs. Carter Show was undoubtedly one of the best concerts I have ever been to and I think the crowd and the arena itself had something to do with it. Not only is the O2 absolutely GIGANTIC but as excitement grew as the crowds anticipated her arrival it suddenly became real that I was in the same building as Beyoncé...o.m.g. 
A girl directly in front of me actually fell over due to excitement (I kid you not) and I'm not even going to put it down to alcohol (although I think this was the case). I relied solely on my phone for the photos and they are fairly illustrative of this bad decision, which is why I've chosen not to upload some! 

It comes as no surprise when I say that everyone went absolutely crazy when Jay Z appeared on the stage to perform Drunk In Love. 

We drove to London and somehow managed to end up driving right through Central London and had to pay a congestion charge but this accident was definitely worth it. I've been to London plenty of times but never have I driven through it; spying on all the Bentley drivers to see if they were famous people was more fun that it sounds! 

When Beyoncé does another tour, I would highly recommend going (even if the tickets do cost £85) because it was the best experience!

I needn't explain how truly brilliant it was to watch such a talented singer perform the perfect show because I'm sure you're all aware of Beyoncé's tremendous capability to entertain thousands of people. So, it's now a Countdown for the next tour...