Dusk shot of Houston - photo by Carol M. Highsmith (1946–) wikidata:Q5044454 under PD-Highsmith
Dusk shot of Houston - photo by Carol M. Highsmith (1946–) wikidata:Q5044454 under PD-Highsmith

HOUSTON: 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. 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 Houston for his show, Parts Unknown Season 8 Episode 6 (originally aired October 30, 2016):

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DISH – Biryani, Goat Curry, Green Curry Chicken, Steak Tikka and Hunter’s Beef

WHAT IS IT?

Biryani – Indian mixed rice dish; Goat Curry – goat marinated in yogurt, garlic and ginger, slow-cooked with cumin, cardamom and star anise; Green Curry Chicken – green curry dish made of chicken; Steak Tikka – steak cuts marinated with tikka then barbecued; Hunter’s Beef – Pakistani version of corned beef.

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WHERE IS IT?

Himalaya Restaurant
6652 Southwest Fwy
Houston, TX, United States

ANTHONY BOURDAIN HOUSTON NOTES

Himalaya Restaurant is an Indian-Pakistani restaurant in Houston. One of the dishes that Anthony Bourdain sampled here on Parts Unknown Houston is Green Curry Chicken, done Texas-Desi Style. It featured a blend of tomatillos, green chili, cilantro and cumin. The Hunter’s Beef at Himalaya Restaurant is brined for 10 days before being cooked and served with homemade mustard sauce. 

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DISH – Baked Potato and Barbecue

WHAT IS IT?

Baked Potato – potato baked for eating; Barbecue – smoked, grilled or roasted meat.

WHERE IS IT?

Burns BBQ
8307 De Priest St
Houston, TX, United States

ANTHONY BOURDAIN HOUSTON NOTES

The legendary, family-run Burns BBQ in Houston is famed for its baked potato and barbecue. Its massive baked potato is filled with cheddar cheese, chopped barbecued beef and link sausage. Here, Anthony Bourdain also had slow-cooked pork ribs, beef ribs and brisket.

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DISH – Pho, Shrimp Ceviche and Migas-style Tacos

WHAT IS IT?

Pho – Vietnamese soup of rice noodles, meat, herbs and broth; Shrimp Ceviche – ceviche made of shrimp; Migas-style Tacos – tacos with eggs, jalapeños and tomatoes.

WHERE IS IT?

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

ANTHONY BOURDAIN HOUSTON NOTES

The Point is a general store in Palacios, Texas that is a convenience store, bait shop and a Vietnamese and Mexican food stop in one.