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Eating out at Forrest Gump's restaurant

Forrest Gump

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I was intrigued with this Internet testimonial on Trip Advisor website I’ve came across, that says Bubba Gump Shrimp & Co. in Kuta serves garlic butter shrimp in a bucket! While the bucket might not add special taste to the shrimp, it surely provokes interesting vision in my mind; a raw extravagance that usually only exhibited in Galia’s after-war party with Asterix and Obelix.

I love shrimps! However the funny thing about Bubba Gump in Kuta is that I have never heard anyone from my fellow foodies reccomends it, while this chain restaurant looks like garnering quite a success elsewhere. I wonder why.

Besides, if you have watched the movie “Forrest Gump” and becomes quite attached to it, then there’s a big chance you’d be curious to find out more about this imaginary Forrest’s business turns real, which was born by inspiration from Forrest’s late friend, Pvt. Benjamin Buford 'Bubba' Blue, the shrimp obsessed soldier.

Curious to find out, I think this shrimp in a bucket would serve as my entry to the eating experience in Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.

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Food Expression in Indonesian

Asian Food Channel

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Start airing on AFC (Asian Food Channel) this November 2011, is one food adventure show which based on Indonesian eateries, titled "Taste of Indonesia". The show is hosted by a father and daughter duo, Bondan and Gwen Winarno.

Perhaps less known to the audience outside Indonesia, Bondan Winarno is a national celebrity; food-celebrity to be precise. His friendly face and smile greets national TV audience regularly on weekends, through various cooking & eating shows.

He also leads a tribe of foodies "Jalansutra", a term which means "Knowledge on Jalan-jalan (Traveling)", which includes surely the activity of eating -- two things that "Pak Bondan" enjoys very much since back from the time when he's regularly traveling around Indonesia and the world as a journalist.

While quite famed himself, Pak Bondan are best known for the phrase he helps popularized and has becoming his trademark; "maknyus!" or the more complete "poko'e maknyus!"

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Epicurina is maintained by Bayu Amus, a gastronomic storyteller and Food Experience designer. He pens food articles for travel magazines, speaks on food events, and was part of Makansutra Indonesia 2013 team. Contact him through epicurina@gmail.com.

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