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Bourdain: Osaka, Beijing & ChengDu


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Bourdain: Osaka, Beijing & ChengDu

applehome | Mar 28, 2006 10:04 AM

This was the best Bourdain yet, at least of this series, and maybe even his previous work. In terms of being informative about the food and the culture, he outdid himself. His smarminess was at a minimum, and you could tell he was genuinely enjoying himself. I don't know why, but he's at his best in Asia. He isn't quite as know-it-all as when he's in France, and it's clear that he loves the food.

Folks who were interested in that previous thread about what happens to all the animal (beef, sheep or pig) ought to see this program to understand what some other cultures do... not too many places that specialize in sheep's stomach around here.

That sichuan hot pot in ChengDu looked fantastic - although I do wonder about surviving the next day. Osaka had everything from okonomiyaki to o-toro, and of course, basuboru...

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