Forbidden City Dinner

If you’re looking for a place that has Chinese food, with elegance, and sophistication, Forbidden City offers that along with great food. Be sure to join Forbidden City for dinner!

  • Celebrate at Forbidden City
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  • Forbidden City Bean Sprouts
  • Forbidden City Soup
  • Forbidden City Soup
  • Forbidden City Deep Fried Tofu
  • Forbidden City Crab Claw

Forbidden City Hot Pot

Forbidden City is a good place to go for good Chinese food. Forbidden City offers hot pot during the winter months, which is about $23/adult, and it is an “All You Can Eat” hot pot. I believe they start offering hot pot from November until the end of April.

We get to go there for dinner and dim sum a lot as my family enjoys the food there. I enjoy the food as well. The service, I think it’s good, but I’ve heard quite a lot of “poor service” stories, and that may be because we’re just familiar customers to them.

Here are some pictures from Hot Pot during the winter:

  • Hot Pot Utensils
  • Hot Pot Sauces
  • Hot Pot: Cuttlefish Balls, Deep Fried Fish Balls, Imitation Crab Meat
  • Hot Pot at Forbidden City Calgary
  • Hot Pot: Beef Slices
  • Hot Pot: Deep Fried Donut with Shrimp Paste
  • Hot Pot: Fatty Pork Slices - stomach
  • Hot Pot: Cuttlefish
  • Hot Pot: Cooked vermicelli  with Chinese Mushroom

Be sure to check out Forbidden City Dinner Review

Forbidden City Dim Sum & Seafood

999 36 St NE
Calgary, AB T2A
(403) 250-1848

Monday – Thursday 10AM – 10PM;
Friday 10AM – 11PM;
Saturday 9:30AM – 11PM;
Sunday 9:30AM – 10PM

Forbidden City Dim Sum & Seafood

Dim sum at Forbidden City really is quite excellent. Sure, it costs more than almost all the places in Calgary, but it’s got really good quality dim sum in the city.

The service is alright, they do not use the old fashion steam carts that they push around anymore — probably for safety reasons. Here, they give you a form, and you mark own what you want, and they’ll bring you just that. It’s quite different than traditional dim sum, and the actual food is quite special as well.

Sometimes, I do miss the old fashion style, because.. even if you’re not hungry, and something looks or smells extra delicious, you’d get it. Now, you just eat what you ordered. I guess it’s good if you’re limiting yourself, but it doesn’t allow you to try new things that you wouldn’t have thought of while sitting down and marking your little sheet. Regardless, I really like it here! On weekends, be prepared to wait outside as the lines usually get quite long!

  • Forbidden City Fried Squid
  • Forbidden City Beef Balls
  • Forbidden City BBQ Pork bun
  • Forbidden City Tripe
  • Forbidden City Shrimp dumplings
  • Forbidden City Pork Dumpling
  • Forbidden City Beef
  • Forbidden City Spare Ribs
  • Forbidden City Rice Crepes

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Forbidden City Dim Sum & Seafood

999 36 St NE
Calgary, AB T2A
(403) 250-1848

Monday – Thursday 10AM – 10PM;
Friday 10AM – 11PM;
Saturday 9:30AM – 11PM;
Sunday 9:30AM – 10PM

O Bistro – Canmore, Alberta

O Bistro is a wonderful little place we stumbled upon in downtown Canmore. The service was great, and the food was even better.

The atmosphere was really nice, and after sitting down, and receiving our drinks, came bread and butter.

We did munch on some, but it was just bread and butter. We did order a wonderful appetizer – the Seafood Trio with sautéed Prawns Provenìale, seared sea Scallop with honey-braised leeks, steamed Alaskan Crab claws topped with garlic butter. It looked great and tasted even better!! The seafood was surprisingly fresh, and I wouldn’t complain for a second!

For the main course, I ordered the Ginger Maple Glazed Pork Tenderloin – served with potatoes, market grilled vegetables. The pork was really tender, and the flavour of the ginger maple glaze was perfect. It wasn’t too spicy for the ginger, nor was it too sweet from the maple. It was in perfect balance.

we also ordered the ‘O’ Beef Wellington – seared Alberta AAA beef tenderloin, served on a flaky puff pastry
topped with homemade duck pâté & sautéed mushrooms, served with potatoes, market grilled vegetables & Bordelaise sauce. This dish just looked and tasted amazing!!

And for dessert, as mentioned, we ordered the special of the day which was a Bailey’s Creme Brulee… which I have no words to describe, besides a big puddle of drool thinking about it! It was the most memorable part of the evening and the presentation is was spectacular!

One of the best things about O Bistro is the fact it is a sister restaurant to Chez Francois, which is another favorite of mine! Please, do go try them both — as they offer a very different style of cuisine, and the food is just wonderful. I wouldn’t say the price is much more than other place in Canmore!

O Bistro

626 8 Street,
Canmore, AB
(403) 678-3313