Acadiana Superette in Lafayette = B+ Rated Boudin

 

Toby Rodriguiz - The All Around Master at the Acadian Superette in Lafayette

Toby Rodriguez – The All Around Master at the Acadian Superette in Lafayette

Location: 600 Lamar St, Lafayette, LA 70501, (337) 534-4406

Ambiance: In the semi-historic Freetown Neighborhood of Lafayette this neighborhood grocery has transitioned into a plate lunch phenom.  It is open and inviting.  It is simple and approachable.  Kinda hipster and kinda old school simple.  We like it.  Oh, and for the Love of Pete, get a plate lunch (we recommend going on spaghetti day!)

Creamy and Loose.  Oh My.

Creamy and Loose. Oh My.

THE BOUDIN

Toby Rodriguez has carved out a place for himself within the South Louisiana’s culinary scene (and beyond) with his rigorous adherence to traditional ways of approaching Cajun foodways.  In particular he’s famous for running ultra authentic boucheries.  So, when it came time to add boudin as a regular menu item at the Acadian Superette he stayed true to boudin’s boucherie roots by making sure that his recipe included the proportions of meat, liver, and rice that would’ve come from a single whole hog butchering.  This is “Lache Pas(Don’t Let Go) at the Acadian Superette.”

These full links of boudin are spicy and packed with flavor.  The texture is on the smooth side with the rice pulverized beyond recognition and enough flavorful broth included to create a loose, wet, and creamy filling.  Chunks of meat save the overall texture from being too sleek.  The liver content is refreshingly robust.  Too many links these days are eschewing liver’s proper place in an authentic boudin recipe.  At the Acadian Superette it really pops.  This is a great link at great place.  We think the texture is a little too squishy, but it’s certainly worth your time.

A link that flows from all the good things you'd find at a traditional boucherie.

A link that flows from all the good things you’d find at a traditional boucherie.

Acadian Superette

The Acadian Superette in Lafayette’s Freetown Neighborhood.

 

Reviewed – May 2017

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