Thai Cottage: Rose Street, Aberdeen
THE cooker is an unwelcome sight at my house on Friday nights.
After a hard week’s work, pulling the takeaway menus out of a kitchen drawer is the extent of my cooking.
The hubby and I decided on Thai Cottage and we settled on an order of spring rolls (£2.90) and a helping of chicken satay (£3.20) to start.
Crunchy bean sprouts were packed inside the golden, crispy parcels. Soy sauce flavouring anchored the spring rolls.
The three massive chicken skewers were bathed in a peanut-flavoured sauce. Hints of lemon grass and ginger complemented it.
Hubby devoured his Thai chilli chicken (£5.20) main. The sticky sauce clung to the battered strips of chicken. The dish, which flared with fire-hot heat, was accompanied by a serving of boiled rice.
I picked my all-time favourite dish. The eatery’s own version, special pad Thai (£6.50), boasts helpings of prawns, chicken and beef. I thought it would come with just a few pieces of each, but instead five king prawns and generous portions of chicken and beef were piled on the sweet rice noodles. Hints of peanut, lime and fresh coriander topped off the meal.
I’m sure we’ll cook up Thai Cottage again in the very near future.