Recently we were in Aberdeen and found ourselves near the Manchurian restaurant around lunchtime. Being hungry, it was a good opportunity to sample their dim sum menu which a friend had told me about then nip to the Chinese supermarket next door and loaded up on frozen dumplings and sriracha sauce.
Frankly it was awesome. I’m thinking of using Kwik Fit at Hutcheon Street more often just so I have an excuse to be in the area. The fried beef dumplings with a ginger and spring onion soy sauce were particularly amazing. We had about 5 portions between the two of us which was perfect for lunch.
While we were there solely for the dim sum my wandering eyes did spy some wonderful looking a la carté dishes going past. I’ll just have to go back to try those as soon as possible!
I’ve suffered with a painful knee injury since September which has seriously limited my running this year. The unfortunate side effect of an injury which means you can no longer do your preferred form of exercise, especially for someone who enjoys food as much as I do, sadly predictable. read more…
Here’s an example of American style IPA that seems to be an expected part of every brewery’s arsenal these days. This time from Lossiemouth brewery The Windswept Brewing Co. Plenty of hops, tastes great and goes down very nicely. Good to see another north east brewery delivering the goods!
The only time we ever cook duck in our house it ends up in pancakes with hoisin sauce. Which is, well, awesome but it’s nice to have a bit of variety. We happpened to have a bottle of creme de cassis in the house after making some Kir Royale during a cocktail night. This dish of very simply cooked duck breast with a brilliantly easy, fruity sauce is almost as easy as covering a leg in five spice and roasting it in the oven. read more…
Can someone tell me what it was I didn’t like about wheat beer? I’ve been drinking heaps of the stuff recently and asking myself that very question. This Goose Island “urban wheat beer” is a good example – slightly cloudy with good citrus flavours. Really refreshing but not the standout wheat beer for me. The Nøgne Ø Wit is probably the nicest one I’ve had the pleasure to try.