Laos Journal

Tony's trip to Laos was not only a culinary voyage but a humbling trip back in time.

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A colorful alleyway in Sri Lanka. 960 1280

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Tony enjoys a bite on the road. 960 1280

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Get right in there! 960 1280

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Street full of cars and tut-tuts. 960 1280

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Tony in a tut-tut. 960 1280

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Todd and Jerry film Tony digging into a meal. 960 1280

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Dog sitting in front of a shrine. 960 1280

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Tony and Tom waiting at the train station. 960 1280

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Tony's reflection in a train window. 960 1280

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Tony and Skiz shoot the breeze. 960 1280

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My wife's Aunt Andreana puts the homemade ravioli on. 960 1280

  

The work day almost over -- where Zach, Todd and crew can sit down with the family and eat. 960 1280

  

Zach demonstrates the Zamboni3000 porto-steadi-cam rig. He made it himself out of tin foil and an old erector set. 960 1280

  

What Sardinia looks like: birds on a skewer by an open fire. 960 1280

  

Producer Alex Lowry with a bunny for my daughter (NOT dinner). 960 1280

  

Zach cooks slowly to death, shooting a long scene in front of a roasting fire. 960 1280

  

My wife's "Is this a good idea?" look. 960 1280

  

Cameraman Zach Zamboni with his newest homemade device -- the gyro-cam, hanging in a car door. 960 1280

  

I contemplate the mysteries (and terrors) of the "Completo," a giant-sized hot dog buried in guacamole and mayonnaise. 960 1280

  

Rennik "pulls a Lakshmi" with his Completo. Here seen just prior to hose-down. 960 1280

  

Our helicopter-borne camera platform comes in very low while me and the guide try to keep our horses from freaking out. 960 1280

  

Todd assembles his equipment at the end of the shoot while I "conceptualize" for next season. 960 1280

  

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Anthony Bourdain walks on the beach on Monkey Island

Anthony Bourdain walks on the beach on Monkey Island

Tony Bourdain on Monkey Beach having a beer before he sits down to a beach barbecue, where he enjoyed grilled fish. 960 1280

  

Close-up of a soya pork dish in Penang

Close-up of a soya pork dish in Penang

A local prepares this delicious dish for Tony called Tau Eu Bak (soya pork) made with pork belly, black peppercorns, dark, and light soya sauce and garlic. 960 1280

  

Sunrise in Penang

Sunrise in Penang

A beautiful sunrise in Penang, from the top of Komtar Tower. 960 1280

  

Tony Bourdain eats with locals in Penang

Tony Bourdain eats with locals in Penang

Local, Helen Ong, and her family dine with Tony and eat an array of dishes: soya pork, fried Julienned yam beans with dried cuttlefish and more. 960 1280

  

Hotels annd resorts seen from the shore in Penang

Hotels annd resorts seen from the shore in Penang

A wide view of waterfront hotels and resorts as seen from the water, en route to Monkey Beach. 960 1280

  

Tony Bourdain eats in Penang

Tony Bourdain eats in Penang

Tony enjoys Assam Laksa at Kek Lok Si Temple. 960 1280

  

Close-up of food prepared for Chinese New Year

Close-up of food prepared for Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year food: roasted pigs and pink buns eaten for good luck and prosperity at Chew Jetty. 960 1280

  

Anthony Bourdain at Red Garden in Penang

Anthony Bourdain at Red Garden in Penang

Tony and David enjoying fish head curry at Red Garden. 960 1280

  

Tony Bourdain holds snakes in Penang

Tony Bourdain holds snakes in Penang

Tony plays with snakes at the Snake Temple. 960 1280

  

Tony Bourdain on a jetski in Penang

Tony Bourdain on a jetski in Penang

Tony rides a jetski en route to Monkey Beach. 960 1280

  

Tony Bourdain speaks with others in Penang

Tony Bourdain speaks with others in Penang

Tony speaks with David and Joseph while having a meal at a fishing village eatery. They sampled locally caught crab, fish and prawns. 960 1280

  

Chinese New Year Celebration

Chinese New Year Celebration

The crew watches the Hokkien Chinese New Year celebrations at Chew Jetties. 960 1280

  

Tony Bourdain sits with a monkey on Monkey Beach

Tony Bourdain sits with a monkey on Monkey Beach

A local Monkey Beach monkey steals food from Tony, and he hates monkeys. 960 1280

  

Fishing jetty in Penang

Fishing jetty in Penang

Tony stands on a fishing jetty, watching others catch the days lunch: red snapper and grouper. 960 1280

  

Chinese New Year participants

Chinese New Year participants

Hokkien Chinese New Year participants perform at Chew Jetties. 960 1280

  

Tony Bourdain at New Lane in Penang

Tony Bourdain at New Lane in Penang

Tony and Helen enjoy Char KiaoTeow at New Lane. 960 1280

  

fish head curry in Penang

fish head curry in Penang

Close-up of fish head curry from Red Garden. 960 1280

  

Tony in a Ferrari

Tony in a Ferrari

"Ok, Michael. Hold on … I'm going to gun it!" -- Tony Bourdain 960 1280

  

Michael White with the camera crew in Italy

Michael White with the camera crew in Italy

"Chef Michael White considers a career in cinematography." -- Tony Bourdain 960 1280

  

Close-up picture of handmade pasta being cut

Close-up picture of handmade pasta being cut

"Hand-made pasta. A thing of beauty."-- Tony Bourdain 960 1280

  

Tony Bourdain enjoys a meal and wine in a vineyard

Tony Bourdain enjoys a meal and wine in a vineyard

"Wine. Sunshine. Good food. A perfect day." -- Tony Bourdain 960 1280

  

Close-up picture of a menu

Close-up picture of a menu

"Good culatello doesn't come cheap." -- Tony Bourdain 960 1280

  

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Why working on this show doesn't suck. 960 1280

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Zach, Chris and Todd, shooting very, very late in the old part of Barcelona. Delicious snacks followed. 960 1280

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Todd getting a mid-shot calcot. 960 1280

  

Enric Rovira's chocolate workshop. Left to right: Albert Adria, Enric, me, translator/fixer Lucy Garcia. 960 1280

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Some ultra-expensive, primo, choco-porn. 960 1280