Big Wok: George Street, Aberdeen
‘NEVER go back’, or so the saying goes.
Sound advice if you’ve just crossed a minefield on a pogo stick, but I’m glad I didn’t follow it when I visited this former haunt.
My old local, the somewhat sparse exterior of this Chinese takeaway belies the treats within.
My girlfriend and I decided to kick things off with a couple of shared starters.
The chicken pancake rolls (£3.20) were delicate filo parcels filled with moist chicken morsels, and the salt and chilli squid (£4.00) was a riot of tangy tastes, if slightly too chewy for my liking.
Next I plumped for the Szechuan king prawn (£4.50). And plump was the right word for these juicy critters, which came swimming in a rich, dark sauce.
My girlfriend was equally delighted with her honey chilli chicken (£4.20), with the layered meat doused in a sticky sauce.
With two portions of fried rice (£1.50 each) there was never going to be any room for the free prawn toast that was thrown in.