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Bone Kettle

67 N. Raymond Ave. Send to Phone
Pasadena’s stylish Southeast Asian eatery offers small plates and bone broth noodle soups.
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Bone Kettle, Pasadena, CA

Bone Kettle Restaurant Review

: The signature dish at this charming, stylish Old Town Pasadena spot just off Colorado is an ethereal, nuanced and haute bone broth. Chef Erwin Tjahyadi’s (Komodo) long-simmering recipe uses beef tendon, knuckles and marrow along with spices, cooked for 36 hours. It’s served with Temoni ramen noodles and a choice of elevated proteins: standout fatty brisket (cooked sous vide), savory braised oxtails, Jidori chicken breast, ribs or prime filet. Broth purists may prefer to savor the soup alone, and it's quite fine just with noodles too. Small plates, ideal for sharing, offer tastes from Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore. Look for an authentic gado gado, ube gnocchi with duck confit, and citrus-brine fried Jidori chicken wings. Despite the restaurant’s moniker, vegetarians can also find good choices in Indonesian corn hush puppies with coconut chili sauce, four-spice roasted cauliflower and sesame-hoisin charred broccolini. Save room for warm cassava cake with a lovely, smooth avocado ice cream. To drink, there’s barley calamansi tea or fresh coconut juice; until the restaurant gets its liquor license corkage is free.

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