Gurkha Chef: Palmerston Road, Aberdeen
IT WAS the fascinating name of a lamb dish that had me hitting the tracks for the Gurkha Chef Nepalese restaurant and takeaway.
Railway Lamb (£6.90) was created when the British were laying rail tracks in India. Big, succulent chunks of lamb and potatoes in a delicious sweet and spicy sauce, with sauteed spinach and garlic ... these were well-fed workers.
My husband’s Mayalu chicken (£6.90) was another generous portion. Juicy, tender chicken swimming in a very sweet coconut sauce. While my son’s choice of Aberdeen special chicken (£6.90) more than lived up to its title. Delicious, plump nuggets of chicken in the most yummy, “chef’s special” creamy tomato and pepper sauce. It was lip-smackingly good. We shared starters – Momo (how could you resist the name?) (£3.00) were lovely, soft steamed dumplings packed with savoury lamb, mixed pakora (£3.00) – every one a tasty treat – and two plain rice (£1.90 each). Top grub.