Believe it or not, some good can come out of the traffic chaos on the A90 at Stonehaven.
While trying to find a way round the gridlock we spotted this place.
Mrs B had the idea of just stopping and ordering food, letting the traffic die down and saving us cooking.
Not that we had long to wait.
It was a matter of mere minutes before we were on our way again, the car filling up with mouth-watering aromas.
The food hit the mark on the taste buds, too.
The satay skewers (£4.70) were a good size and meaty, with chunky peanuts in the zingy satay sauce.
Another hit was the kung po chicken (£5.20), with big chunks of breast in a light and grease-free batter.
The sauce was the right balance between fiery and sweet.
We appreciated all the fresh veg, too.
We had a hearty chicken fried rice (£6.30) to go with it and were rewarded with a good chicken to rice ratio dish, plenty of peas and, again, grease free.
This was a tasty discovery … but I could still see the roadworks.