Dee Garden: North Deeside Road, Peterculter
IT’S the same old story.
“What do you want for tea?” I ask. “I don’t mind, you pick,” says the wife. “Fine, Chinese it is.”
And off we went to this little takeaway tucked under an Italian restaurant.
Being greedy and wanting to get the week off to a gluttonous start, we went for the mixed platter (£8) starter.
The prawn toast had a lovely fishy taste to it, but the meat on the chicken satay skewers and BBQ ribs was too tough for me.
With an old favourite – steak canton – unavailable, I settled for beef szechuan (£4.80) and fried soft noodles (£2.60) for my main course.
As with the starter, the beef was a wee bit tough, but veg, including water chestnuts, bamboo shoots and peppers had a real good crunch to them – just the way I like it.
While the sauce was slightly too watery for my liking, it wasn’t too spicy to enjoy yet had a good kick to it.
My wife’s trusted choice of shredded chilli beef (£5) and boiled rice (£1.80) went down a treat, although the rice was slightly gloopy.
The beef wasn’t too tough, while the sauce was fine and sticky.