Gurkha Chef: Palmerston Road, Aberdeen
WELL bung me in a wig and call me Joanna Lumley, I’ve got myself a new campaign.
And that’s to alert everyone to the fantastic Gurkha Chef, which mixes Nepalese cuisine – such as moist steamed dumplings packed with tasty, garlicky lamb mince called momo (£3) – with more familiar Indian grub.
The five huge dumplings came with a tart tomato chutney to cut through any fattiness.
Another starter of chicken sekuwa (£3.90) saw the meat marinated in Nepalese spices, and served with onion and chilli in a doughy naan.
A different, but still delicious, tomatoey hit came in a hot lamb piro-piro (£6.90). Green chilli provided the heat and peppers rounded off the fresh flavour.
Feeling defeated by the meat, a side of cauliflower ko tiun (£3.50) proved to be no less tasty (or tomatoey) but the gravy was a touch watery.
Mopped up with a great garlic naan (£2.50), this is one takeaway to shout from the Himalaya-tops about.