Corona Maintenance Facility (7 Line) in Queens - photo by Steven Pisano under CC BY 2.0
Corona Maintenance Facility (7 Line) in Queens - photo by Steven Pisano under CC BY 2.0

QUEENS: 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 Queens for his show, Parts Unknown Season 9 Episode 5 (originally aired May 21, 2017):

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DISH – Hornado, Morcilla and Llapingachos

WHAT IS IT?

Hornado – Ecuadorian roast pork with crispy skin; Morcilla – blood sausage; Llapingachos – Ecuadorian potato pancakes

WHERE IS IT?

Ecuadorian food cart near Junction Blvd 7 train stop
Queens, NY, United States

ANTHONY BOURDAIN QUEENS NOTES

In Parts Unknown Queens, Anthony Bourdain shares this tip: “Get off at Roosevelt Avenue and you’re gonna eat well for sure.”

DISH – Spicy Beef Tripe, Lion’s Head Meatballs and Soup Dumplings

WHAT IS IT?

Spicy Beef Tripe – boiled beef tongue and tripe marinated in sugar and soy, served cold with chili oil; Lion’s Head Meatballs – pork meatballs with ginger and soy; Soup Dumplings – filled with ground pork and near-boiling broth.

WHERE IS IT?

Yu Garden Dumplings
46-20 Kissena Blvd
Flushing, NY, United States

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ANTHONY BOURDAIN QUEENS NOTES

Anthony Bourdain on Yu Garden Dumplings: “Everything you need in life”.

DISH – Gamjatang and Galbi

WHAT IS IT?

Gamjatang – pork neck bone soup with rice cakes, pork belly, kimchi and spicy radish; Galbi – grilled short ribs marinated in soy, garlic and sesame oil.

WHERE IS IT?

Geo Si Gi
15228 Northern Blvd
Flushing, NY, United States

ANTHONY BOURDAIN QUEENS NOTES

One of the popular Korean joints in Flushing, New York.

DISH – Thenthuk, Shaptra and Sha Momo

WHAT IS IT?

Thenthuk – hand-torn noodle soup with chilis and ginger; Shaptra – thin slices of beef with chili oil, soy and Sichuan peppercorns; Sha Momo – steamed dumplings stuffed with beef.

WHERE IS IT?

Lhasa Fast Food
37-50 74th Street
Queens, NY, United States

ANTHONY BOURDAIN QUEENS NOTES

Tibetan restaurant sandwiched between two cellphone shops in Jackson Heights.

DISH – Jamaican Beef Patty

WHAT IS IT?

Golden yellow pastry filled with ground beef.

WHERE IS IT?

Aqueduct Racetrack
110-00 Rockaway Blvd
South Ozone Park, NY, United States

ANTHONY BOURDAIN QUEENS NOTES

Anthony Bourdain on Aqueduct Racetrack: “I love this place – the ponies, the beer, the looming sense of despair and melancholy… did I mention they have Jamaican beef patties?”

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