Guidroz Food Center in Lafayette, LA = A Rated Boudin
Location: 1301 E. Simcoe St. Lafayette, LA 70501
Ambiance: Arriving on a foggy December morning adds a bit of mystery to this Northside boudin stop, but don’t be panicked by the place’s rough exterior. Inside you’ll find a warm and friendly staff who can hook you up with all sorts of quality meats from hog head cheese to country style pork sausage.
THE BOUDIN Price: $3.29
Presentation: Snatched from a metal colander placed on top of a pot of steaming water (old school style), set on a rectangle of Styrofoam, and wrapped.
Casing: Soft and brittle.
Rice/Meat Ratio: More rice than meat.
Texture: A semi-loose, smooth, filling of whole bits of long grain rice and plenty of pulverized pork with a thin coating of juice.
Overall Taste: DELICIOUS! This is a really good link. It has a reddish hue and a bit of oil all contributing to an explosion of ricey flavor punctuated by lean porky goodness. Every once in a while you’ll get a crunchy bit of sweet onion, but you won’t be overpowered by greens here.
Comments: Guidroz has been in business for 47 years and they’re lining up another generation or two to keep the business thriving. Churning out 1,200 pounds of boudin a week is just one indication that people love this link and we all benefit from their dedication to not skimping on quality. Their motto is “Boudin With an Attitude.” With taste this good we’ll put up with a little attitude from our link.
Reviewed on 12-18-06