Sonnier's is already VERY popular and they've only been open a short
The "S" made out of links is a great touch.
It is small, but this is what being a successful small businessman
is all about.
Ambiance: A small
meat shop off the main drag that draws folks from all over for
their homemade sausages, boudin, meats, and prepared foods.
A neighborhood joint with broad appeal.
1224 Simmons Street, Lake Charles, LA 70601
(Phone: 337-564-4137, open 6-6 M-Sat.)
Price: $3.19 (regular);
$3.29 (spicy); $3.69 (smoked).
Presentation: Large links
are from a packed steamer and expertly wrapped in white
A thin and snappy casing that breaks easily.
Meat/Rice Ratio: A perfect
blending of rice and meat. Seemingly equal amounts of
the two, possibly tending toward having more meat.
and moist (not wet) with plenty of whole grains of rice..
It is a great textured filling.
Spice: Mild or Medium/Hot
(They have both varieties but the "spicy" version is really
on the medium/hot side and not the hot side. This is
nice because sometimes "spicy" means blow-your-socks-off hot
and that isn't really necessary.)
Overall Flavor: Ambrosial. Clean
and satisfying with pure rice and pork flavor: The
mild is only mild on spice and not at all mild on flavor.
Both versions pack big taste into the casing.
great link. No doubt. And for something truly
outstanding order a link of their smoked boudin. READ
Sonnier's Smoked Boudin
(the smoked link is
in the middle)
Three Ways: Regular, Smoked, Spicy!
The smoked boudin takes boudin to another level.
This is among the best smoked links of boudin we've
encountered. I would say that it is "lightly" smoked
in such as way that the smoke perfectly compliments the
link. It is still boudin, but it has so much more
complexity and deliciousness. You'll want to bring
this one home to share with your friends, neighbors, and
You can see that the interior of both links is similar.
The smoked one is a little dryer and a little more
dense. It is also packed with flavor.