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67 North Raymond Ave
Pasadena, CA 91103

how it all came together at Our Southeast Asian Restaurant & Bar

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Bone Kettle is a family owned & operated business in the heart of Old Town Pasadena. Growing up in the San Gabriel Valley, Chef Erwin Tjahyadi was exposed to so many great Asian cuisine and inspirations but knew that there was something missing; there were no iconic restaurants boasting dishes from Southeast Asia he loves. After cooking for several years & burnt out from cooking foods he did not connect with, Erwin decided that it was his time to be the storyteller of his own food.

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From the Asia Kitchen with Love

20 years after he immigrated, Chef Erwin ventured back to Southeast Asia to reconnect with his past and find his love again in cooking. The pungent smells of the market, beautiful spices, cooking with love and intention.

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Old & New

Taking heirloom recipes from his mother and inspirations from his travels, Chef Erwin infused the old with the new, adding bright ingredients available locally with his techniques, telling a story of a modern Southeast Asia

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With our dishes telling such a personal story and an open love letter to Southeast Asia, our dining room is a space for connection, happy memories and discovery; our food is best shared family style and enjoyed together.

Join us today for dinner or weekend brunch at our Luxury High End Bar in Pasadena. We look forward to hosting your next culinary exploration at Bone Kettle – South East Asian Restaurant.
Reservations are highly recommended.

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Executive Chef / Owner

Chef Erwin Tjahyadi

Chef Erwin Tjahyadi is one of Los Angeles’ hottest rising culinary stars known for his innovations in Pan Asian cuisine, most recently being honored with Zagat’s “30 Under 30” distinction. Tjahyadi was a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu, an avid fitness/nutrition buff and an adventurous food explorer. He has a love for tacos, sushi and puppies, so naturally he enjoys living the good life. 

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The Ultimate Super Food

Bone Broth

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The gelatin in the bone broth (found in the knuckles, feet, and other joints) helps seal up holes in intestines; curing diarrhea, constipation, and even some food intolerances.

The chondroitin sulfate in bone broth has been shown to help prevent osteoarthritis and protect joints.

The glycine in bone broth has been shown in several studies to help people sleep better and improve memory. In turn, it is also an all natural energy boost and an excellent coffee replacement.

The phosphorus, magnesium, and calcium in the bones seeps out into the broth leaving you with the essential building blocks for healthy bones.

Bone broth is a rich source of collagen, great for radiant skin, shiny hair, and strong nails.

A Harvard study showed that some people with auto-immune disorders experienced a relief of symptoms when drinking bone broth, with some achieving a complete remission. It is considered a super food.

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Chef Donna Famisan

“Cooking Southeast Asian food is a very personal journey for me. It’s like coming home to a delicious smell from the kitchen and eating together with family. I feel like a sense of belonging with every dish I taste/experiment with because it’s rooted on happy memories, warmth, community and the concept of sharing a meal/coming together. “

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