Bhan Thai: 21 Rose Street, Aberdeen
AFTER a busy evening babysitting, it was time for a much-deserved takeaway to re-energise.
And after far too many Chinese takeaways, it seemed like time to go for something different.
With a little encouragement from a friend we decided to try Bhan Thai in the city centre.
Even after being warned we faced a possible hour’s wait for food, we persevered, figuring it being this busy on a Tuesday night could only be a good thing.
We decided to share some Poh Pia (£4.10) deep-fried spring rolls with vegetables and vermicelli served with my favourite – sweet chilli sauce, and they certainly didn’t disappoint. My pal went for the Gai Ta Khai (£5) and coconut rice (£2.10) which had the perfect mix of subtle lemongrass flavour and slight chilli kick.
I went for Gai Yang (£5), chicken marinated in barbecue sauce, with garlic and coriander. The barbecue taste was sweet, and the hints of garlic and coriander added extra zing.
Accompanied by noodles (£3.60), my plate was clear within minutes. It was a perfect mid-week takeout, and definitely worth the wait.