Anthony Bourdain during the Peabody interview for "Parts Unknown." - photo by Peabody Awards under CC BY 2.0
Anthony Bourdain during the Peabody interview for "Parts Unknown." - photo by Peabody Awards under CC BY 2.0

ANTHONY BOURDAIN’S FAVORITE FOOD AND WHERE TO FIND IT

What’s Anthony Bourdain’s favorite food? We’ve seen him eat practically anything during his extensive travels for his numerous television shows. Some dishes he liked, some he didn’t. And there are some dishes that he kept gravitating to, wherever they are available. We’ve all witnessed him pounce on any sort of blood sausage he could find! Here are some of Bourdain’s favourite dishes from around the world.

Anthony Bourdain Favorite Food – Trotters

Bourdain made no secret of his love for animal trotters, may it be from a pig, cow or chicken. For example, there’s Pickled Chicken Feet, which he featured on Parts Unknown Sichuan. Then there’s Pork Trotter Stew on Parts Unknown Budapest, and Pieds Paquets on No Reservations Paris.

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Bourdain’s Trotter Spots

Le Papillon
129 rue Mouffetard
Paris, France

New York Café
Erzsébet krt. 9-11
Budapest, Hungary

Tian Tian Fan Dian
Yulin E St, Renmin South Road South Extension Line Leisure Catering Yitiao Street, Wuhou
Chengdu, Sichuan, China

Anthony Bourdain Favorite Food – Barbecue

Whether grilled, smoked or roasted, Anthony Bourdain loved his barbecue. On Parts Unknown Libya, Anthony Bourdain said “I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: barbecue may not be the road to world peace… but it’s a start.”

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Bourdain’s Barbecue Spots

Joe’s Kansas City Bar-B-Que (No Reservations Kansas City)
3002 W 47th Ave
Kansas City, KS, United States

Scott’s Bar-B-Que (Parts Unknown Charleston)
2734 Hemingway Hwy #5420
Hemingway, SC, United States

Anthony Bourdain Favorite Food – Blood Sausage

Morcilla, boudin noir, mutura, soondae, gyurma, dồi tiết, sargemba, kishka, krovyanaya kolbasa, buristo – these are only some of the names of blood sausage in other countries. While the name might vary, the dish remains practically the same: a sausage of animal’s blood and fillers. On Parts Unknown Budapest, Anthony Bourdain said “And let there be blood. Delicious, delicious blood – in tube form.”

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Bourdain’s Blood Sausage Spots

Belvárosi Disznótoros
Király u. 1d
Budapest, Hungary

Parrillada El Alemán
Acevedo Díaz 1135
Montevideo, Departamento de Montevideo, Uruguay

Anthony Bourdain Favorite Food – Cheese

In his television shows, Anthony Bourdain revealed several times that he would rather have cheese for dessert. He didn’t pass up on any opportunity to enjoy a cheese course, such as on Parts Unknown Marseille where he said “…Just when my brain threatens to short-circuit with pleasure, descending as if from heaven itself: cheese…”

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Bourdain’s Cheese Spots

Brauerei zur Malzmühle
Heumarkt 6
Köln, Germany

Grand Socco
Place du 9 Avril 1947
Tangier, Morocco

Roscioli Salumeria con Cucina
Via dei Giubbonari, 21/22
Rome, Italy

U Mio Paese
2 Rue George
Marseille, France

Anthony Bourdain Favorite Food – Crab

Whether it’s No Reservations or Parts Unknown, one can witness Anthony Bourdain enjoying crab. For example, on Parts Unknown Jamaica, he enjoyed Jamaican Jerk Crab. On Parts Unknown Borneo, he had Black Pepper Crab. He can be seen enjoying wok-fried mud crabs on Parts Unknown Sydney and Tandoori Crab on No Reservations Madrid.

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Bourdain’s Crab Spots

Diverxo
NH Eurobuilding, Calle de Padre Damián, 23
Madrid, Spain

Omico Market
50 Kamiomicho
Kanazawa, Ishikawa, Japan

Sea Shore Restaurant
591 City Island Ave
The Bronx, NY

The 8 Restaurant (Grand Lisboa)
2-4 Avenida De Lisboa
Macau, China

Trident Hotel
Port Antonio, Jamaica

Wong Ah Wah Restaurant
9 Off, 7, Jalan Alor, Cheras Batu 2 1/2
Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Anthony Bourdain Favorite Food: Dumplings

Dumplings, like xialongbao that Anthony Bourdain called “pillows of happiness”, are filled pieces of dough. And it is not only in China where he feasted on dumplings. He’s had South African dumplings, pork dumplings in chilli oil on Parts Unknown Chicago, Chinese dumplings on Parts Unknown Cuba, khinkali in Tbilisi, Georgia, dumplings with bok choi and red Palamos prawns on No Reservations Madrid, and pelmeni on Parts Unknown Russia to name a few.

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Bourdain’s Dumpling Spots

Din Tai Fung
Taipei, Taiwan

Mawilies Inn
Soweto, South Africa

Restaurante Tien Tan
Havana, Cuba

Sofia Melnikovas
22 Revaz Tabukashvili St
Tbilisi, Georgia

Yornik Restaurant
Bolshaya Gruzinskaya St., 69
Moscow, Russia

Bourdain’s Favourite Dishes: Eggs

Anthony Bourdain featured a lot of dishes with eggs in his television shows. He even featured the great Jacques Pepin on a No Reservations special focusing on technique. On Parts Unknown Detroit, he can be seen having an amuse-bouche of warm egg yolks topped with smelt roe. He tried pickled eggs on Parts Unknown Cologne, Eggs Florentine on Parts Unknown Punjab, crispy egg mollet on No Reservations US Heartland, truffle egg on Parts Unknown Las Vegas, and Kai Toon on Parts Unknown Thailand.

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Bourdain’s Egg Spots

Bacchus – A Bartolotta Restaurant
925 E Wells St
Milwaukee, WI

Chapslee
Elysium Hill, Longwood Rd, Near, Lakkar Bazar
Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India

Midnight Chicken
139 Kampangdin Rd, Haiya Sub-district
เมือง Chiang Mai, Thailand

Uerige Obergärige
Berger Str. 1
Düsseldorf, Germany

Yardbird Southern Table and Bar
1600 Lenox Ave
Miami Beach, FL, United States

Anthony Bourdain Favorite Food: Mapo Doufu

Also called Mapo Tofu, this is one of the most popular dishes from the Sichuan province of China. On Parts Unknown Sichuan, he recommended this dish to Eric Ripert, saying “…if you ever have a hangover — and you will, my friend, you will — this will scare the evil right out.” On Parts Unknown Chicago, he can also be seen having Mapo Tofu in a restaurant that specializes in Sichuan fare.

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Bourdain’s Mapo Doufu Spots

Sze Chuan Cuisine
2414 S Wentworth Ave
Chicago, IL, United States

Tian Tian Fan Dian
Yulin E St, Renmin South Road South Extension Line Leisure Catering Yitiao Street, Wuhou
Chengdu, Sichuan, China

Bourdain’s Favourite Dishes: Noodles

“People are put on earth for various purposes.  I was put on earth to do this – eat noodles right here” – Anthony Bourdain while enjoying a bowl of Bún bò Huế in Vietnam. In his Asia travels, Bourdain is seen feasting on different kinds of noodle dishes, including mohinga in Myanmar, yakisoba in Okinawa, char kway teow on Parts Unknown Borneo, and a bowl of Bún Chả with former US President Barack Obama in Hanoi.

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Bourdain’s Noodle Spots

545 Whampoa Prawn Noodles
665 Buffalo Rd, #01-326 Tekka Food Centre
Singapore

Bún chả Hương Liên
24 Lê Văn Hưu, Phan Chu Trinh, Hai Bà Trưng
Hà Nội, Vietnam

Choon Hui Cafe
34, Jalan Ban Hock
Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia

Cussing Noodles
41 Ngô Sĩ Liên, Văn Miếu, Đống Đa
Hà Nội, Vietnam

Dandantian Shuimian
1 Jiangjun St, Luomashi, Qingyang
Chengdu, Sichuan, China

Ganso Ramen Yokocho (Original Ramen Alley)
3 Chome Minami 5 Jonishi, Chuo Ward, Sapporo
Hokkaido 064-0805, Japan

Lor 29 Xing Lian Eating House
549 Geylang Rd
Singapore

Pasar Air Itam Laksa
1, Jalan Pasar, Pekan Ayer Itam, 11500 Ayer Itam
Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

Rakuichi Soba
431 Niseko, 字 Niseko, Abuta District
Hokkaido 048-1511, Japan

Sabar Menanti II
747 North Bridge Rd
Singapore

Seit Tine Kya
Ma Po Street
Yangon, Myanmar

The Jetty Food Court (AKA CF Food Court)
49-F, Pengkalan Weld, George Town, 10300 Georgetown
Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

The Point
608 1st St
Palacios, TX, United States

Bourdain’s Favourite Dishes: Roasted Pig

On his television shows, Anthony Bourdain has, time and again, demonstrated his love for roasted pig. Some of the places he has travelled to where he had lechón include Uruguay, Dominican Republic, Madrid, Ubud and the Philippines.

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Bourdain’s Roasted Pig Spots

Tang Jai Yoo
88 Chakkrawat
Bangkok, Thailand

Cantina del Vigía
Zelmar Michelini 744
Maldonado, Departamento de Maldonado, Uruguay

Diverxo
NH Eurobuilding, Calle de Padre Damián, 23
Madrid, Spain

Fernando’s
9 Praia de Hac Sa
Macau, China

Lechonera El Monumento
Autopista 30 de Mayo
Santo Domingo Este, Dominican Republic

Porteño
50 Holt St
Surry Hills, Australia

Primorski Restaurant
282 Brighton Beach Ave # B
Brooklyn, NY

Anthony Bourdain Favorite Food: Sea Urchin

In Japan, uni refers to the parts of sea urchin that are edible – the “gonads”. They are also among Anthony Bourdain’s favourites. On Parts Unknown Tokyo, Anthony Bourdain revealed his preference for women: “…if they did not eat the uni, we will never have a relationship.” He is also seen having sea urchins in several episodes of his TV shows, including Parts Unknown Newfoundland and Parts Unknown San Sebastian.

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Bourdain’s Uni Spots

Marisqueira Antiga
R. Roberto Ivens 628
Matosinhos, Portugal

Raymonds
95 Water St
St. John’s, NL, Canada

Tamboril
Arrandegi Kalea, 2
Donostia, Gipuzkoa, Spain

Wakakoma Restaurant
21 Chome-1-11 Kita 11 Jonishi, Chuo Ward, Sapporo
Hokkaido 060-0011, Japan

Bourdain’s Favourite Dishes: Tacos

Bourdain’s episodes set in Latin America and the United States revealed his fondness for Tacos. On the New Mexico episode of Parts Unkown, he is seen driving on a strip searching for a taco truck and ends up ordering three kinds of the dish.

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Bourdain’s Taco Spots

El Taco Loco
100 Cagua Dr NE
Albuquerque, NM, United States

Kogi Taco Truck
One California Plaza, 300 S Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA, United States

The Point
608 1st St
Palacios, TX, United States

Bourdain’s Favourite Dishes: Tripe

It is no secret that tripe ranks high in Anthony Bourdain’s list of favourite foods. And it has been featured time and again on different episodes of his television shows. To name some, there’s Callos a la Madrileña on No Reservations Madrid, Spicy Beef Tripe on Parts Unknown Queens, Beef Tripe Confit on Parts Unknown Chicago, Tripe Stew on Parts Unknown Hawaii, and Khashi on Parts Unknown Tbilisi, Georgia.

Bourdain’s Tripe Spots

A Cozinha Do Martinho
Rua de Costa Cabral 2598
Porto, Portugal

Akar Lokantasi
Karagümrük, Fevzi Paşa Cd. No:339
Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey

Anticuchos Doña Pochita
Av. Ignacio Merino 2328
Lince, Peru

Casa campo Los Laureles
La Trinidad
Esteli, Nicaragua

Ethel’s Grill
232 Kalihi St
Honolulu, HI, United States

Le Papillon
129 rue Mouffetard
Paris, France

Longman & Eagle
2657 N Kedzie Ave
Chicago, IL, United States

Piccolo
4300 Bryant Ave S
Minneapolis, MN

Sazandari
78 Zurab Gorgiladze St
Batumi, Georgia

Taberna San Mamés
Calle de Bravo Murillo, 88
Madrid, Spain

Trattoria A Casa Di Rita
Via delle Ciliegie, 145
Rome, Italy

Yu Garden Dumplings
46-20 Kissena Blvd
Flushing, NY, United States

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