Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations

Season 5 Episode 12


Aired Monday 10:00 PM Jul 20, 2009 on Travel Channel

Episode Recap

Anthony starts his journey in Melbourne at Queen Victoria Market and with guide Paul Wilson. The duo marvel at the great meat and produce selection the market has and after wards they visit Paul's restaurant Half Moon. Greg Maloof and Jeff Lindsey and a third top Melbourne chef join Anthony and discuss the diverse culinary culture of the city. Next Anthony goes to Trugo and partakes in the local game of the same name. Comically the player must turn backwards and hit a rubber puck with a mallet through two post. He's guided by Matt Preston a local food writer through a game of trugo. Next the duo go to Sydney Road a popular eating strip and stop by A1 Middle Eastern Food Store and Bakery. They sample Lebanese fair including a dish on flat bread similar to pizza. After wards the two sample food from a Kabob truck that sits in front of a car wash. Next the two try more Middle Eastern food at the Alderman for a drink and then Rumi for a meal of lamb brains, whole prawns fried, lamb ribs, and barbecue quail. Next Anthony heads to China Town and with guide Tony Tam a chef and cooking school owner. The two eat at Date Sichuan and sample the incredible hot food that is Sichuan style cooking. It's revealed that the restaurant uses 20 kilos a day of peppers in their dishes. Next Anthony heads to Dunkhill a small town and the Royal Mail hotel and restaurant. With Paul as his guide again the two sample Chef Dan Hunters gourmet cooking. The chef is totally self sustained by his own garden and farm. In the final segment of the show Anthony joins a group of chefs for a barbecue and to Anthony's chagrin and pleasure the meal includes the stereotypical shrimp on the barbie.