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Szechuan Chinese Spoiled for choice by vast haul of seafood
Lisa McDowall, 27, staff nurse, Huntly Elaine Southwell, 28, merchandiser, Altens Andrew Brown, 24, offshore worker, Lossiemouth
ADDRESS: THE fried seaweed was perfect while the spring rolls were packed with beansprouts and pork. The duck with lemon sauce was the right side of tangy, if a bit fatty. Our chicken in black bean sauce was chunky, succulent and delicious. All this, plus rice, left us stuffed and satisfied for just £18.70
HAVE you ever looked at a menu and actually wanted everything on it? Leaving out the non-fishy options at delightful seafood restaurant Bistro Verde, I could have happily devoured any of the dishes on offer. From cod and haddock to tuna and halibut, the menu at this cosy-but-classy joint is almost as ADDRESS: The Green, Aberdeen OPENING TIMES: Lunch noon to 2pm Tuesday to Saturday. Dinner 6pm to 10pm Tuesday to Saturday. FOOD:
ATMOSPHERE: and chilli salsa. I’d had salmon and trout versions of this dish, but the Mediterranean fish provided bold new flavours which weren’t overpowered by the smoky aroma. The mango salsa was a fresh and tasty twist, although if there was any chilli in it, it certainly wasn’t making itself known. Our chatty and friendly waitress must have spotted my complete lack of ability to decide on a main course, because she was quick to recommend the Thai seafood curry. Having fallen in love with Thai cooking while in the Far East (check me out), Bistro Verde’s effort had its work cut out to impress – and it certainly put in a sterling effort. The huge amount of seafood which was crammed on to the bowl really defied belief, with a heap of mussels sharing the billing with massive prawns and huge hunks of white fish and salmon, all mopped up with some light, fluffy jasmine rice. My only slight gripe was with the
diverse as the ocean itself. It’s lovely to have such a varied choice, which included a vast specials board, but for someone as indecisive as me it meant an extra 10 minutes of humming and hawing before finally making my choice. No such dithering from...
I went to Zizzi’s in Union Square and had spaghetti carbonara. It was lovely. I would have it again. I had smothered chicken at the Mains of Balquharn pub in Portlethen. It was lovely. I ordered beef in black bean sauce from the New Sunrise Chinese in...
SEA HERE: Server Jackie Milne.