Judice’s French Market and Deli in Port Arthur, TX = B+ Rated Boudin
Location: 3005 7th Street, Port Arthur, TX 77642
Ambiance: A hustling and bustling neighborhood store that seems to draw people from throughout the region for their hot plate lunches. It’s a busy place filled with locals and it exudes all the charm one would hope to find in a place with such a curiously outfitted artistic representation of the founder, who, I’m told, was lovingly known as the “Crazy Frenchman.” Viva La France!! And, Viva La Boudain!!
Price: $2.49 lb
Presentation: Make your way to the food station in the back and you’ll be able to jockey for position and place your order.
Casing: This nice casing is sure to snap to your bite.
Rice to Meat Ratio: More rice than meat
Texture: Some of the pelletized rice is undercooked and the link is a bit on the pasty side with a decent amount of pulverized and ground meat.
Spices: The “Spicy” variety is hot, but not sadistically hot.
Overall Taste: This is a flavorful link with a distinct and delicious onion essence.
Comments: A nice little neighborhood store attracts lots of people for their plate lunches. Pop in and give them a try.