Chao Phraya: Salvesen Tower, Blaikies Quay, Aberdeen
I FEEL Thai cuisine often gets short shrift, being seen as the poor cousin to Indian or Chinese food.
To test this entirely made-up theory and blatant excuse not to cook, I ordered one in.
The meal started as it meant to go on, with an impeccable moo yang (£3.80).
Four large skewers of soft, moist pork were marinated in garlic, but with a salty chilli sauce.
I usually prefer my curries thick, but a beef gaeng pa (£5), or jungle curry, packed a fiery punch despite its wateriness and was heavy on the ginger and thai basil.
I made a miss-step with the guey teow (£2.80), as, although the flat rice noodles were tasty, the dish was the blandest of the bunch and the curry desperately needed rice to soak it up.
Finally, a side of phad pak kaew (£3.50) provided a rich, savoury counterpoint to the fragrant curry. Iron-rich green veg was stir fried with oyster sauce, soya bean and garlic for a heady and addictive dish.
It may be the underdog in the takeaway race, but this Thai suits me fine.