Lil’Cochon – Lacassine, LA = A- Rated Boudin
Ambiance: Just off of Interstate 10, at Exit 48, sits Lil Cochon. There isn’t anything else around it (except some fields and some cows), but there it is, waiting for you in Lacassine; between Welsh and Lake Charles. Eventually this area might be an economic hub, but until then, Lil Cochon has the area all to itself. The store is clearly a labor of love.
Location: Frontage Road, Exit 48 off of Interstate 10 in Louisiana, Lacassine, LA 337-588-4151 –Mon – Fri: 7:00 am – 5:00 pm; Sat: 7:00 am – 2:00 pm
Price: $3.69 per lb.
Presentation: The boudin sits right there before your eyes in the shiny steam table. It’ll be cut, wrapped, and bagged for you.
Casing: The casing is crisp and easily snaps between your incisors and bottom teeth.
Meat/Rice Ratio: A well-balanced link with generous amounts of meat in a link that tends to have a bit more rice.
Texture: Not moist and not dry; the filling is ground and perfectly blended into a substantial and dense link.
Overall Flavor: The first pop of flavor is interesting in that it is particularly ricey, but it quickly balances out to a fuller flavor profile including the meat and seasonings.
Comments: The boudin is good and that is for sure, but I was provided with a nice free sample of the pork sausage and let me tell you it was out of this world good. Go for the boudin, get some sausage and thank us on Facebook!
Reviewed June 2012