Rice paddy in Jawa Barat, Indonesia - photo by Taufan Prasetya from Pixabay
Rice paddy in Jawa Barat, Indonesia - photo by Taufan Prasetya from Pixabay

INDONESIA: ALL OF THE RESTAURANTS PICKED BY ANTHONY BOURDAIN ON NO RESERVATIONS

When Anthony Bourdain visited the islands of Java and Bali in Indonesia on his show No Reservations Season 2 Episode 12 (originally aired June 19th, 2006), he and his crew picked many restaurants. Here are all the addresses and the dishes showcased on No Reservations – Anthony Bourdain Indonesia, all in a convenient list:

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DISH – Rendang, Gulai Kepala Ikan, and Gulai Otak

WHAT IS IT?

Rendang – slowly stewed meat, like buffalo; Gulai Kepala Ikan – spicy fish head stew, similar to a curry; Gulai Otak – spicy animal brain stew, similar to a curry.

WHERE IS IT?

Rumah Makan Carano Masakan Padang
Tanjungpura, Karangampel, Indramayu Regency
West Java, Indonesia

ANTHONY BOURDAIN INDONESIA NOTES

Rumah Makan Carano Masakan Padang is a padang joint easily identifiable from the pyramid of offerings on the front window. You don’t need to order from a menu here – the staff simply brings everything they have, where you sample anything you like with rice.

DISH – Serabi

WHAT IS IT?

Pancake made of rice flour and smothered in a syrupy mixture of brown sugar and coconut milk.

WHERE IS IT?

Kampung Sampireun Resort & Spa
Jl. Raya Samarang Kamojang Sukakarya Samarang Garut Jawa Barat, Sukakarya, Kec. Samarang, Kabupaten Garut
Jawa Barat, Indonesia

ANTHONY BOURDAIN INDONESIA NOTES

There were two things that Tony loved about Kampung Sampireun: every guest gets his/her own lakeside villa, and the complimentary breakfast delivered every morning by the pancake man.

DISH – Babi Guling

WHAT IS IT?

Whole roasted suckling pig.

WHERE IS IT?

Warung Babi Guling Ibu Oka 3
Jl. Tegal Sari No.2, Ubud, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar
Bali, Indonesia

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ANTHONY BOURDAIN INDONESIA NOTES

In this episode, Tony mentioned that he had the best whole roasted suckling pig at Ibu Oka.

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