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67 North Raymond Ave
Pasadena, CA 91103

how it all came together

Bone Appétit

After over 20 years, Chef Erwin was finally able journey home to Indonesia on a self-discovery quest. Through his travels across Indonesia, Chef reconnected with his childhood through the vibrant flavors of East Java, the fragrant smell of the blooming spices wafting through the streets and the complexity of every dish unfolding with each bite.

Indonesian Bodega

The hustle and bustle of Surabaya of East Java, the fragrant spice market, the loud chatter of the street vendors- all important inspirations to Chef Erwin’s small plates.

Family style

Taking heirloom recipes from his mother and grandmother, Chef Erwin infused the old with the new, adding bright ingredients available locally in California and French classical techniques to traditional Asian cooking.

Dinner Storytelling

His journey revived his passion for food, it ignited a new purpose for cooking and birthed the idea of transforming some of his favorite Southeast Asian dishes into a modern dining experience.

Executive Chef / Owner

Chef Erwin Tjahyadi

Chef Erwin Tjahyadi is one of Los Angeles’ hottest rising culinary stars, most recently being honored with Zagat’s “30 Under 30” distinction. Tjahyadi received his training from Le Cordon Bleu in Pasadena, apprenticed under both Wolfgang Puck and Trey Foshee. 

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The Ultimate Super Food

Bone Broth

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.

sous chef

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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