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Cuisine: Asian, Indonesian
Price Range: $$
Bone Kettle's claim to fame is their Indonesian noodles and bone broth, which comes in various iterations including top sirloin, ginger seared chicken, braised oxtails, fatty brisket or crispy tempeh... Read More
Bone Kettle's claim to fame is their Indonesian noodles and bone broth, which comes in various iterations including top sirloin, ginger seared chicken, braised oxtails, fatty brisket or crispy tempeh (in a vegan broth). Chef/owner Erwin Tjahyadi makes Bone Kettle a family affair (look for his dad taking care of things in front of the house) and uses family recipes as well. The beef bone broth is cooked for 36 hours, giving it a unique Asian flavor. There's more on the menu, too, ranging from raw oysters to steak tartare, chicken satay and plump oxtail dumplings. Be sure to order the clams & donuts for a savory blend of pepper and chili juxtaposed with puffy fried dough, for while Bone Kettle may be known for its bone broth, the sauce that goes with this dish is fabulous. Dip that dough and enjoy.
- Pasadena's Best Restaurants: "Make a reservation online or by phone to guarantee your table, as this place is very popular and not very large."
- Best for Pasadena's Best Restaurants Because: One of Pasadena's best ethnic restaurants, this is a place that draws foodies of every cultural background that join in the love of bone broth.