Anthony Bourdain Hawaii - Honolulu, Hawaii - photo by tommy143 under Pixabay License
Honolulu, Hawaii - photo by tommy143 under Pixabay License

HAWAII: 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 Hawaii for his show, Parts Unknown Season 5 Episode 8 (originally aired June 14, 2015:

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DISH – Pan-roasted Mahi-mahi

WHAT IS IT?

A fillet of Mahi-mahi roasted on a pan.

WHERE IS IT?

Town
3435 Waialae Ave Conference Room
Honolulu, HI, United States

ANTHONY BOURDAIN HAWAII NOTES

Town is a neighborhood in Honolulu where Anthony Bourdain enjoyed fresh Mahi-mahi on his show, Parts Unknown Hawaii.

DISH – Pig’s Feet Soup, Tripe Stew and Taco Rice

WHAT IS IT?

A soup made of pig’s feet, stewed tripe, and taco rice – ground beef, cheese, lettuce, tomatoes and taco shells on warm rice, topped with salsa.

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WHERE IS IT?

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

ANTHONY BOURDAIN HAWAII NOTES

Anthony Bourdain observed that you can get bone-deep Hawaiian food from Ethel’s grill – a delicious mash-up of culinary traditions. As an example, Bourdain pointed out the origins of Taco Rice in Okinawa, Japan, with the dish eventually finding its way back to Hawaii.

DISH – Hawaiian Plate Lunch

WHAT IS IT?

Features a big scoop (or two) of rice and potato macaroni salad, served alongside a protein, like chicken katsu or burger steak or seared ahi with nori and sesame seeds.

WHERE IS IT?

Tasty Crust
1770 Mill St
Wailuku, HI, United States

ANTHONY BOURDAIN HAWAII NOTES

As Anthony Bourdain puts it, he had a taste of Hawaiian history on a plate at Tasty Crust.

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