Trahan’s Foods – Rayne, LA = A- Rated Boudin

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Location: 601 N. Arenas St., Rayne, LA 70578

Ambiance: Jump on in to this micro store in the heart of the Frog City! They make good use of all their space. It may feel a little cramped, but it also feels like people who care are taking care of the shop.

THE BOUDIN

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Cost: $2.89

Presentation: You may have to ask for it. A worker will go to a back room and take care of the packaging which includes being wrapped in plastic (yuck!).

Casing: Snappy.

Texture: Mostly full grain rice that may be a bit on the undercooked side with a dryish filling of pulverized meat marked with plenty of parsley and greens.

Rice/Meat Ratio: Even amounts of rice and meat.

Spices: Hot. Medium Hot, not too spicy. We ordered the “spicy” version (it comes in a mild version).

Overall Flavor: Well worth a stop. A charming link from a charming store. Plenty of pork, plenty of rice, plenty of spice . . . . . There is a lot to like here.

Comments: They make their boudin in batches on Tuesdays and Thursdays, so if you want it same-day fresh that’s when you should head to Trahan’s.

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Reviewed May 2007

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