Spiceation: Great Northern Road, Aberdeen
I’M USUALLY wary of places that cook curry, pizza and fish and chips – Jack-of-all-trades-style takeaways.
Despite my misgivings, I grabbed a takeaway from Spiceation.
A chicken poori (£2.95) started the meal well, with huge chunks of tikka in a sweet-spicy sauce, wrapped in bread.
My main of south Indian garlic chilli lamb (£6.95) was packed full of garlic but sadly lacking in much heat. Maybe I’m immune to it now, but I was disappointed.
The gravy was tangy and tomatoey as it should be, with large pieces of tender onions and peppers adding something a bit different.
The only other criticism, which could also be levelled at the saag aloo, was that it was quite oily.
The saag (£5.25) had a slightly disappointing, finer texture than most, with the spinach pureed down. But it was deep and metallic, and spicy, if a little salty.
And a frankly gigantic garlic naan (£2.20) and poppadom (60p) rounded the meal off well.
While maybe not a master of the trade, Spiceation provided good food at a decent price.