Siberia: Belmont Street, Aberdeen
AS RELAXED city centre pubs go, Siberia has always been a favourite of mine for after-work grub.
We bagged ourselves a window seat, a menu and a board game from their grand selection. To start we shared jalapeno poppers (£4.70) on a bed of rocket with a tangy tomato salsa dip. The fat finger-size poppers were almost bursting with creamy cheese and the thin slither of jalapeno chilli added a very subtle kick.
The Greek pitta pocket (£4.25), Katy’s main course, was bulging with tzatziki, cucumber and tender chicken.
It was incredibly moreish and gets the nod as one of the tastiest pub dishes in town.
She also had onion rings (£2.75) and corn on the cob (£1). I chose the chicken enchilada (£7.10) with chips and a dressed side salad. The enchilada was smothered in cheese but there was no sign of guacamole or sour cream. Inside, the chicken was plentiful but the tomato sauce had a strong curry flavour rather than Mexican.
Nonetheless, the dish left me stuffed and satisfied.