Menzu Shiri Restaurant
Just off Norzin Lam Road, Thimphu
Bourdain ate: chili-cheese momos and beer.
Dinner date: Academy Award-nominated filmmaker, movie director, and screenwriter, Darren Aronofsky.
Folk Heritage Restaurant
Bourdain ate: yak hide sautéed with garlic, tomato, and peppercorns.
Lunch dates: Judge, diplomat, and environmentalist Dasho Benji Dorji and Darren Aronofsky.
Bourdain had: beer.
Drinking dates: journalist Kunga Tenzin Dorji and Darren Aronofsky.
Somewhere near the Pelela Pass
Bourdain had: yak butter tea, yak jerky with spiced greens, yak cheese, dried chilies, ara infused with Cordyceps, a fungus that kills its caterpillar-larva host.
Lunch dates: Dr. Nawang Norbu and Darren Aronofsky.
Somewhere in Trongsa
Bourdain had: yak butter tea, braised pork, pork-bone soup, pepper soup, and rice.
Lunch date: Darren Aronofsky.