The Forbidden Risotto uses black rice that is cooked al dente in a “kiam chai” (salted vegetable) stock, giving it a subtle sour tang. At the same time it is rich and creamy, with a nuttiness afforded by the combination of black rice interspersed with deep fried soybeans. Seafood was decent, although they could have been more generous with the ikura.

Risotto is a dish that, at its core, is simple yet challenging to execute perfectly. Safe to say, Birds of a Feather’s rendition of this Italian staple managed to keep elements of its traditional roots while adding a whole other dimension. Would definitely come back for this again!