Bone Kettle

67 N. Raymond Ave.
Pasadena, California 91103
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Anne Fishbein Making the bone broth at Bone Kettle


  • Tue.-Sun., 5-10:30 p.m.
Bone Kettle is not a purely Indonesian restaurant, nor does chef Erwin Tjahyadi claim it to be. It's inspired, he says, by his travels throughout Southeast Asia, and particularly by the many bone broths he tasted along the way. The menu has a list of shareable small plates; a section detailing the broth, which comes with noodles for $10 per person; and a separate listing of meats you can order alongside the broth, and which costs extra. Each serving of meat is supposed to be shared between two or three people. Got it? No? Basically, you can have appetizers before your bowl of noodle soup, and you can also have meat alongside your noodle soup. And the soup is great! Local company Sun Noodles provides the round, slightly bouncy, ramen-style noodles, and the broth, made from boiling beef and spices for 36 hours, is milky and rich and comforting.

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