Rice, roast beets, pickled daikon, confit baby tomato, coriander and garlic vinaigrette.

Oral history suggests that only the richest of the rich were able to afford the delicacy known as forbidden rice / emperor’s rice / black rice / purple rice, because it is hard to grow and gives a low yield.

The rice is high in anthocyanin pigment, the same antioxidant pigment that gives eggplants and blackberries their deep colour.