Anthony Bourdain Budapest - The Hungarian Parliament Building in Budapest - photo by Jorge Franganillo under CC BY 2.0
The Hungarian Parliament Building in Budapest - photo by Jorge Franganillo under CC BY 2.0

BUDAPEST: ALL OF THE RESTAURANTS PICKED BY ANTHONY BOURDAIN ON PARTS UNKNOWN

The great Anthony Bourdain left his mark everywhere he went. When his death was announced to the world in June 2018, media throughout the globe chimed in and listed all the great things he had done for their respective city, town, province, country. Whereas before, tourists would shy away from exotic foods, thanks to him, travellers now go the extra mile to find and try local bites. With this in mind, here are all the restaurants Bourdain visited and the dishes he tasted when he shot Anthony Bourdain Budapest for his show, Parts Unknown Season 5 Episode 7 (originally aired June 7, 2015):

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DISH – Pork Trotter Stew

WHAT IS IT?

Stewed pig’s feet.

WHERE IS IT?

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

ANTHONY BOURDAIN BUDAPEST NOTES

In the old days, it is said writers can spend their time at the New York Café even without spending a dime on food or drinks. These days, it is a place for fine dining, with superior coffee choices and fine wines. As Anthony Bourdain puts it, it is a place where you can enjoy goose liver terrine and other fine dishes. In Parts Unknown Budapest, one can see Bourdain diving into a serving of Pork Trotter Stew at the New York Café.

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DISH – Schnitzel

WHAT IS IT?

A slice of meat, thinned through pounding, fried in fat.

WHERE IS IT?

Pléhcsárda
Kolozsvár u. 48
Budapest, Hungary

ANTHONY BOURDAIN BUDAPEST NOTES

In Parts Unknown Budapest, Anthony Bourdain was amazed with the sheer size of the schnitzel at Pléhcsárda.

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DISH – Hurka Blood Sausage and Pörkölt

WHAT IS IT?

Hurka Blood Sausage is made of spiced organ meats and blood. Pörkölt refers to slow-braised meat.

WHERE IS IT?

Belvárosi Disznótoros
Király u. 1d
Budapest, Hungary

ANTHONY BOURDAIN BUDAPEST NOTES

In Budapest, the best butcher shops must also serve meat dishes. Belvárosi Disznótoros is one such example. Here, Anthony Bourdain witnessed the entire process of making a Hungarian blood sausage.

DISH – Halászlé

WHAT IS IT?

Hungarian fisherman’s soup, with the fish simmered low-and-slow in rich fish stock, with onions and paprika.

WHERE IS IT?

Öreg Kőrössy Halászcsárda
Felső Tisza-Part 336
Szeged, Hungary

ANTHONY BOURDAIN BUDAPEST NOTES

Renowned cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond took Anthony Bourdain to his favorite fishing tavern, Öreg Kőrössy Halászcsárda. Here, they shared a pot of Halászlé, made with pike from the river.