Next to the Franklin Rooseveltplaats at the UGC you will find Wagamama, a Japanese restaurant which serves from gyoza to ramen to donburi. They are especially known for their ramen dishes, which I love as well. The food is fresh and the menu is kind of interesting, because although everything is explained in detail, it seems that I am always surprised by how it actually tastes.
Once I ordered a Carpe Diem drink, which they serve in three different tastes. I’ve tried them all and still would not recommend them to others. It seems that each time I order a different taste, I try to convince myself that I will like it, knowing that I am just curious about the interesting and different taste. The same goes for their Mochies, a dessert consisting of rice cakes. I like that it tastes different, but at the same time I wouldn’t define it as tasty. But their ramen and gyoza – now those are absolutely delicious.
What I love most about the place is that every time I am there, I feel anonymously blending in with the crowd. It’s something about their decor and atmosphere that makes me feel like I’ve been walking around in the rain all day and am now in need of a hot soup without wanting to interact with others, yet feeling connected with them at the same time.