For many people with food allergies or dietary restrictions, dining out with others can sometimes be a disappointing experience. Wagamama, a British-headquartered restaurant chain that serves Asian food inspired by the tastes of Japan, has already proven to be one of the hundreds of restaurants making vegan food more accessible. They already launched a vegan menu, and ditched plastic straws, but now they’re up to something else.

Now, they’re making a completely vegan version of the ever-popular katsu curry, according to The Evening Chronicle.


wagamama UK vegan curry


This dish is so authentic, and so incredibly tasty, that it’s being called ‘The Impossible Curry’ by customers, simply because they cannot believe it’s plant-based. It’s made with seitan instead of chicken. Seitan becomes surprisingly similar to the look and texture of meat when cooked, making it a popular meat substitute.

The executive chef at Wagamama said, “Vegan, vegetarian, v-curious and flexitarian customers will be amazed by how similar it tastes to the original and iconic Katsu.” He added, “We are delighted to bring this new dish to our fans across the UK.” And you know us, we love anything that’s inclusive.

The restaurant hopes that the vegatsu will appeal not just to vegans, but to the growing number of curious palates that are interested in plant-based food.


Steve said, “Following the huge success of our vegan menu it made sense for us to create a vegan version of our world-renowned katsu curry.”

Make Your Own Asian-Inspired Curry at Home!

If you can’t wait to taste the new Wagamama dish, we don’t blame you! In the meantime, you can make your own plant-based food at home. Check out some of these recipes from the Food Monster App to get you started.


Sweet Potato Katsu CurrySweet Potato Katsu Curry

This Sweet Potato Katsu Curry recipe is a classic comforting dish, redefined with sweet potato. It can also be replaced with seitan or tempeh for an interestingly delicious twist!

Japanese CurryJapanese Curry

For another asian-inspired curry, try this Japanese Curry recipe! This sweet and spicy curry’s made with an oil-free roux and can be made gluten-free.


Easy Coconut Curry RamenEasy Coconut Curry Ramen

This Easy Coconut Curry Ramen is just that, easy. In this gluten-free vegan ramen recipe, coconut milk’s included to add creamy richness and intense flavor. This is a quick version of ramen broth with beautiful flavors.

If you enjoy recipes like this, we highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App, it’s available for both Android and iPhone and has free and paid versions. The app is loaded with thousands of allergy-friendly & vegan recipes/cooking tips, has hundreds of search filters and features like bookmarking, meal plans and more! The app shows you how having diet/health/food preferences can be full of delicious abundance rather than restrictions!

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