Popular Japanese-inspired British restaurant chain Wagamama is launching a vegan egg rice bowl across the UK and U.S.
Originally developed by vegan chef Gaz Oakley, known as Avant-Garde Vegan, the restaurant trailed the egg last year at its London and Cardiff locations.
Earlier this week, Oakley posted an image of the dish on his Instagram. He captioned the image, “If this picture of my Wagamama collab dish Avant-Gard’n gets 15,000 likes it will make the UK & US national menus!!”
The post currently has over 22,000 likes and Wagamama has announced it will roll out the dish across the UK and the U.S. in May.
It said in an Instagram post, “we’re excited about a different kind of egg this easter…a vegan one! thanks to all your support for @avantgardevegan + our collab dish, the ‘avant gard’n’, we’re proud to announce the well-loved dish will be hitting our UK + USA national menus in May!”
The dish, which also features glazed seitan and shiitake mushrooms, is called the Avant Gard’n.
It adds, “we take your lifestyle choices seriously and aim to cater to each and every one of you.”
Many of the restaurant’s dishes are already vegan, however, the brand launched several new vegan certified options last year. Diners can now enjoy plant-based versions of popular dishes such as katsu curry, made with crispy fried seitan.
Oakley originally praised the trial, saying “Wagamama has taken huge strides to enhance their vegan options & now have an incredible vegan menu.”
“This is one of the biggest achievements so far in my career,” he added.
He also commented, “I really believe this dish will spark non vegan interest in vegan food.”
The dish will be available from May.