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A Visual Tour of Indonesian Small-Plates Restaurant Bone Kettle


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Bone Kettle is not a purely Indonesian restaurant, nor does chef Erwin Tjahyadi claim it to be. The Pasadena restaurant inspired, he says, by his travels throughout Southeast Asia, and particularly by the many bone broths he tasted along the way. Read Besha Rodell's review of Bone Kettle.

Photos by Anne Fishbein