TRB FORBIDDEN CITY CONTINUES TO IMPRESS
With a view of the Forbidden City as you sip your Champagne, it’s hard to say no to dining at TRB Forbidden City. Snag yourself one of the tables by the window and you’re all set for an unforgettable dining experience. The very talented and low-key Chef Johnny Pham has been creating gorgeous menus for TRB for years. Recently, he’s added a few new dishes that make up one fabulous set menu.
Simply called the Fabulous Menu (¥688) this five-course menu is named after the main ingredients in each course. Each beautiful (super Instagramable) and delicious course shows off a tad of Chef Johnny’s humble and creative side. The Fabulous Menu is the easiest way to try all the newbies that TRB has to offer, starting off with the most beautiful pokè bowl inspired sea urchin, presented over a bed of rice and avocados surrounded by a ring of dried seaweed. The intense flavors gave us a taste of what’s to come and we were pining for the next course. Two more courses of beautifully plated seafood later and we were presented with a lamb shoulder and saddle that’s cooked to tender, juicy perfection. The bold flavors of the porto sauce really topped off the meal. Finishing up with a light dessert of vanilla ice cream with lightly poached plums and Joconde biscuits and you’re good to call it a night.
But, if you’re going for lunch, five delicious courses might be a bit much. Fret not, during lunch you can be picky and choosy with their entire menu. Choose any three items on the menu for ¥198. When they say any, they mean any. If you’re really hungry, choose three mains. If you’ve got a major sweet tooth, choose three desserts. Look through their entire à la carte menu and order up any three items that you fancy. The yummy possibilities are endless.
If you’re looking for a romantic restaurant to impress, you can’t go wrong with a trip to TRB Forbidden City. The stunning view is only seconded by the minimalistic interior design and TRB’s award-winning impeccable service. We think this calls for a date night.
We found what we’ve been (sea)urchin for
A taste of the divine
Fabulously delicious scallops