From kebabs and sausages devoured after an evening of boozing to ease the blow of tomorrow morning’s hangover, to spicy noodles, grilled birds and fish. From advanced braises and soups and stews whose explicit flavour profiles inform their very own tales, to the classics of French delicacies ancienne – Anthony Bourdain ate all of it, and made it his mission to share it with the world.Whether or not you’ve been to each place he explored or by no means even owned a passport, it stays a pleasure to see the world via his hysterical and generally profane lens. What he left behind, and what you’ll discover in World Journey, was a 20-year historical past and highway map of easy methods to be a contented, conscious, curious and well-fed traveller.Completely happy Paradise, Hong KongTony (as he most popular to be known as) went to Hong Kong at first of his tv journey, and returned typically. As he mentioned in a mid-career episode of No Reservations, “I’m continually requested, ‘What’s the best meals metropolis on the planet?’ And I all the time say that nobody can say you’re mistaken in case you say Hong Kong.”He beloved the roast goose and pork, the seafood and the homey, comforting classics of the town’s dai pai dong (outside meals stall) eating places. He beloved the electrical evening markets and avenue meals, in addition to its fantastic eating.And, on his final go to there, in 2018, he was enamoured with Completely happy Paradise, owned and operated by chef Might Chow, whose cooking is hyper-modern and steeped in Cantonese custom. He took explicit word of the sautéed prawns with pan-roasted pumpkin, dried shrimp roe, and prawn oil (tossed with contemporary egg noodles of their present menu incarnation); medium-rare tea-smoked pigeon, Hakka-style yellow wine hen served with oyster mushroom fried rice and chrysanthemum butter, “all of it actually, stunningly scrumptious”. Predominant dishes about HK$250 (£23); set menus HK$480-$680HK, happyparadise.hkRestaurant Paul Bocuse, Lyon {Photograph}: Jeff Pachoud/AFP/Getty ImagesThe gloriously tradition-bound culinary tradition of Lyon held a decades-long fascination for Tony. He visited the town, within the firm of chef (and native son) Daniel Boulud, in 2014, consuming nicely at each cease, which included an elementary college cafeteria, bouchons and bistros, a non-public searching cabin, and one of many temples of Lyonnaise haute delicacies, Restaurant Paul Bocuse.Within the firm of the late chef himself, he loved a menu of classics, together with black truffle soup VGE (named for former French president Valéry Giscard d’Estaing), complete seabass baked in an ornamental crust with sauce Choron, and “the legendary lièvre à la royale,” a dish of slowly-cooked wild hare “coated by a sauce of its personal minced coronary heart, liver and lungs, that has been thickened with its personal blood … the wealthy wonderful sauce completed with truffles and chartreuse … completely the Misplaced Ark of the Covenant of delicacies ancienne.” Predominant round €80euros (£70), set menus from €180, bocuse.frBún Bò Huế Kim Chau, Huế, VietnamTucking into bowls of bún bò Huế in Vietnam. {Photograph}: Mint Pictures Restricted/AlamyIt took greater than a decade of continuous world journey, with many return visits to Vietnam, for Tony to lastly make it to Huế, within the central area. As soon as the seat of imperial energy for the Nguyễn dynasty, Huế stays a centre of Vietnamese mental, cultural, spiritual and culinary significance. Whereas Huế’s delicacies is characterised by small, delicate and visually putting displays of steamed rice desserts and crepes full of shrimp, pork and greens, the dish that stole Tony’s coronary heart was the lusty bún bò Huế soup, particularly that served at Bún Bò Huế Kim Chau, in Dong Ba market.“Within the hierarchy of scrumptious, slurpy stuff in a bowl, bún bò Huế is on the very prime,” he mentioned, whereas perched on a stool, having fun with a style within the morning humidity. “An elaborate broth of combined bones scented with lemongrass, spice, and fermented shrimp paste … rice noodles heaped with tender, slow-cooked beef shank, crabmeat dumplings, pig’s foot, and huyet-blood cake. Garnished with lime wedge, cilantro, inexperienced onions, chilli sauce, shredded banana blossoms, and mung bean sprouts … the best soup on the planet … as subtle and sophisticated a bowl of meals as any French restaurant. It truly is simply the highest of the mountain.” Bún Bò Huế Kim Chau at Dong Ba Market; bowl of bún bò Huế about VND50,000 (£1.55), chodongba.com.vnGanbara, San Sebastián {Photograph}: Alamy Inventory Photograph“We might make the argument,” mentioned Tony, in an episode of Elements Unknown, “that there’s no higher place to eat in Europe than the town of San Sebastián. There are extra Michelin-starred eating places per capita than anyplace on Earth. However even the on a regular basis joints are excellent. The love of meals, the insistence on the easiest elements, is prime to the tradition, and to life right here.”“I come right here each time, like a heat-seeking missile,” Tony mentioned about Ganbara, the pintxos bar first launched to him by Juan Mari and Elena Arzak, whom he thought-about a form of second household. In a reverie that casts apart his repute for all the time looking for out the brand new and obscure, Tony mentioned in regards to the place, “The home specialty, what they’re most well-known for, is the be-all and end-all for me: seared wild mushrooms and foie gras with a uncooked egg yolk excessive, to sizzle and commingle with the new fungi.” Pintxos from €9-€20 (£7.80-£17 every); typical meal about €57, ganbarajatetxea.comPastrami Queen, New York {Photograph}: Robert Ok Chin/AlamyArguably the culinary capital of the US, New York affords an terrible lot of nearly each sort of meals on the planet, a lot of it made by folks solely not too long ago arrived from in all places else on the planet. A function could possibly be constituted of the locations that Tony adored in New York, however for our functions, let’s give attention to the endemically New York pleasure of Pastrami Queen, on the Higher East and West Sides of Manhattan.In terms of kosher-style eating, Katz’s Deli and Barney Greengrass could also be extra well-known and have a deeper historical past and lore in New York, however when chatting with Selection journal about his residence city favourites in 2017, Tony mentioned, “The very first thing I get after I’m again in New York is a pastrami sandwich. Pastrami Queen is a very good pastrami sandwich – if not one of the best, among the many best possible. Only a good, good mixture of fats and lean. It’s the true deal, served heat on contemporary, smooth rye bread with the correct of mustard … It’s a quintessential New York meal for me.” Pastrami sandwich with mustard, Russian dressing and two pickles, $22 (£16), pastramiqueen.comLaurie Woolever is the co-author of World Journey: An Irreverent Information (Bloomsbury, £18.99)