Ho Lok: North Deeside Road, Peterculter
SINCE moving out to the countryside (well Culter – I’m a city boy so that’s the countryside to me) we’ve been slowly building up a new address book of takeaways.
So far, we’ve found a curry house and chipper to replace our city centre favourites so all that was left to find was a Chinese.
With Ho Lok I’d say it was mission accomplished.
We started with a quarter crispy duck (£7.70), eager to find out if it measured up to our old takeaway’s version.
Happily it did. The proportion of soft meat and crispy bits was just right and, as usual, we devoured them with slightly unhealthy speed.
My wife’s honey chilli king prawns (£5.20) were notable for their mammoth size although the sweet and spicy sauce erred a little too much on the sweet side.
The beef Saigon (£5.30) I ordered was generous with the meat and the stir-fried vegetables had an extra dimension with the addition of cashews.
Along with two portions of chow mein noodles (£2.80) the bill just tipped over the £25 mark.