Thursday 1 August 2019

Getting Out Of The Pan & Into The Street | Wok To Walk Leeds

Hey everyone!

Welcome to a brand new post! I got invited to try out the wonderful Wok To Walk a while ago, and I thought that, I would talk to you all about my experience there today.

Wok to Walk started in 2004 in Amsterdam after a trip around Asia. We opened a tiny restaurant ’cause we wanted to have fun at work and cook the kind of food we’d like to eat in our hectic everyday: quick, fresh and yummy! But things kinda got big and now there are almost 100 around the world. Our commitment and passion haven’t changed a bit since day 1: we stay true to our origins by offering delicious custom recipes and a great show!

A red square cardboard take out box with wok to walk in white font filled with bright golden noodles,,vegetables and meat next to a black rectangular piece of paper on a rectangular white table on a bright background

We ventured into Leeds, and when myself and Luke finally got to Leeds, we headed straight to Wok To Walk. It was also the day after my birthday, so I was little bit tired from celebrating the day before. We instantly met with the wonderful manager of Wok To Walk, and, chatted about the background and ethos of the brand for a couple of minutes. We learnt about how the brand came about and how Wok To Walk works.

A black leather booth with a rectangular light reddish-brown table behind some black decor on a white wall on a bright background

The first step to creating an amazing meal at Wok To Walk is, choosing your base. You can choose between noodles, cereals or a vegetable mix. The noodles come with vegetables and scrambled egg. You can choose between, egg, whole-wheat, rice, and, udon noodles, You can also choose, jasmine rice, whole-grain rice, or, a vegetable mix.

A bright light brown wooden rectangular table top with metal rectangular borders with a person standing behind it on a white wall with a bright background

The next step is, to choose your favourites. These make up the bulk of the meal. Wok To Walk suggest up to four favourites, otherwise the meal would overflow. I think that four are plenty enough as the meal that I had definitely filled me up. You can choose from an array of proteins, and, vegetables. From, Chicken Katsu, and, Pork, all the way to Peppers, and, Corn.

Four rectangular metal trays next to each other in a square shape full of different coloured salad items with black large spoons on a bright background

After this, you get to choose which sauce you get with your dish. From all the way, from Teriyaki to Garlic and Black Bean, and many in between.

Finally, you get to choose your toppings. You can choose toppings, such as, Fried Onions, Fried Garlic and Coriander. These are there to add a final flourish to your meal and to make it look that little bit more Insta ready.

I decided to go for a mixture of Udon Noodles, Tofu, Prawns, Red Peppers, Baby Corn, Garlic and Black Pepper sauce, and Coriander. I've been on a kick of introducing Udon and Tofu more into my diet due to being a flexi-tarian, so I instantly loved it. The Tofu soaked up some of the Garlic sauce which was amazing. I love anything with Coriander in as it gives anything a slightly herbal but peppery taste. The Garlic came through in bursts which meant that, with every other bite, you got a sudden surprise. The texture contrast of the slightly fleshy Prawns against the more creamy Tofu was gorgeous The Udon noodles had a bit of a bite but clinged onto the sauce beautifully.

A red square cardboard take out box with wok to walk in white font filled with bright golden noodles,,vegetables and meat next to a black rectangular piece of paper on a rectangular white table on a bright background

I also decided to try some of the Wok To Walk's Home Brewed Lemonade. It was delicious. The weather on the day of trying out Wok To Walk was glorious and slightly warm, therefore, this Lemonade was a treat to drink. Slightly sweet with a refreshing tang. Oh, I could drink it over and over again. It also had a bit of Mint steeped in the cup which gave it even more of a cooling sensation in the mouth. It also brought out some more of the sharpness within the Lemonade. Honestly, I would go back just for the drink alone.

A cylindrical clear cup filled with cloudy lenonade with a piece of bright green oval mint with a red and white cylindrical straw on a light brown rectangular table on a bright background

I would like to thank the PR who invited us, and, the staff for looking after us at Wok To Walk.

Have you tried out any new restaurants/street food vendors lately? Let me know down below!

Check out Wok To Walk here.

Thanks for reading! 
Jamie x

This post was in return of free food at Wok To Walk. All views, opinions and ramblings are my own. 

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