5 EPISODES OF PARTS UNKNOWN TO START WITH
COPENHAGEN, SEASON 2, EPISODE 5
‘Copenhagen’ is one of the episodes focused predominantly on food. Bourdain visits with chef René Redzepi and his Michelin-starred restaurant, Noma.
TOKYO, SEASON 2, EPISODE 8
You’d think Tokyo has been covered to death, but you’d be wrong. From mee ng the man who invented tentacle porn to interviewing a dominatrix, this episode shows you the city’s other side.
VIETNAM, SEASON 4, EPISODE 5
Bourdain visits the former Vietnamese capital of Hue in this haun ngly shot episode. He later returned to Vietnam in season 8 and famously shared beer and noodles with US President Barack Obama.
IRAN, SEASON 4, EPISODE 7
This episode takes you into Iran, which US President George W. Bush named one in the “axis of evil.” And yet, Bourdain nds himself warmly welcomed by Iranians who share their food and homes with him.
BORNEO, SEASON 6, EPISDOE 7
Bourdain returns to Borneo a er 10 years to return to the Dayaks. He drinks like a sh and delivers one of the most intensely personal episodes in the en re series.