Tam Giang Lagoon in Hue, Vietnam - photo by Peakpx under CC0 1.0
Tam Giang Lagoon in Hue, Vietnam - photo by Peakpx under CC0 1.0

VIETNAM: 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 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 Vietnam for his show, Parts Unknown Season 4 Episode 5 (originally aired October 19, 2014):

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DISH – Bún bò Huế

WHAT IS IT?

Rice noodles topped with broth of mixed bones, scented with lemongrass, spice and fermented shrimp paste. Add slow-cooked beef shank, crabmeat dumplings, pig’s foot and blood cake. Garnish with lime wedge, cilantro, green onions, chili sauce, shredded banana blossoms and mung bean sprouts.

WHERE IS IT?

Dong Ba Market
2 Trần Hưng Đạo, Phú Hoà, Thành phố Huế
Thừa Thiên Huế, Vietnam

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ANTHONY BOURDAIN VIETNAM NOTES

In Parts Unknown Vietnam, Anthony Bourdain had Bún bò Huế from a stall inside Dong Ba Market.

DISH – Grilled Eel and Steamed Lobster

WHAT IS IT?

Grilled Eel – seasoned with lemongrass, green chili, and pepper, drizzled with house special sauce, and grilled over charcoal; Steamed Lobster – lobster from the South China Sea, steamed, before being sectioned tableside.

WHERE IS IT?

Duyên Anh
Tỉnh lộ 10, Phú Mỹ, Phú Vang
Thừa Thiên Huế, Vietnam

ANTHONY BOURDAIN VIETNAM NOTES

Duyên Anh is a restaurant where you can pick your own seafood out of the tank and you cook it on your own.

DISH – Bánh Bèo, Bánh Bột Lọc and Bánh It

WHAT IS IT?

Bánh Bèo – little pancakes made from rice flour, steamed in molds, and topped with crispy fried shallots, cassava paste, and crumbled fried shrimp; Bánh Bột Lọc – made of cassava or tapioca with pork and shrimp, wrapped in a banana leaf, then steamed; Bánh It – a version that combines fried and glutinous rice balls, stuffed with shrimp.

WHERE IS IT?

Quán Bánh O Le
Kiệt 104, Kim Long, Thành phố Huế
Thừa Thiên Huế, Vietnam

ANTHONY BOURDAIN VIETNAM NOTES

Quán Bánh O Le is a neighborhood place specializing in Bánh Bèo. Its Bánh It is made of rice balls fried in cooking oil. A glutinous rice ball stuffed with shrimp is then added onto the fried ball. The combo is then sprinkled with chopped fried shrimp.