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 Los Angeles for his show, Parts Unknown Season 9 Episode 2 (originally aired April 30, 2017):
Chicharrón – cured and salted skin on pork, cooked sous-vide
for 36 hours then deep-fried and served with elephant garlic mojo, and radish
sprouts; Lamb Neck Tamal – tamales with slow-cooked lamb neck, oyster mushrooms
and queso Oaxaca; Camote – Okinawan sweet potato filled with pork (ears, tails
and snout) and topped with piloncillo syrup; Foie Gras Rabanada – brioche with
foie gras and piloncillo.
Broken Spanish is a modern Mexican restaurant in the heart
of downtown LA, known for its own take on Mexican classics. For example, their take
on pan dulce resulted to Foie Gras Rabanada, where butter and sugar is replaced
with foie gras and piloncillo.
DISH – Carne Asada Taco, Tacos Lengua, and Tacos al Pastor
WHAT IS IT?
Carne Asada Taco – slow-grilled marinated beef served with
beans on a tortilla; Tacos Lengua – beef tongue braised in garlic and onions;
Tacos al Pastor – stacked guajillo chli-rubbed pork shoulder slices with your
choice of toppings.
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