Boxing Room in San Francisco, CA = C+ Rated Boudin Ball

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The Boudin Ball appetizer at the Boxing Room Restaurant in San Francisco, CA was the only place we could find any boudin in that entire vibrant city.  They put out a fair attempt at Louisiana’s extraordinary sausage, but it falls a bit short.  When the “Crispy Boudin Balls” arrive they are smaller than golf balls and look kind of doughnuty (or like zeppole).  But, alas, the thin and super crispy exterior coating easily breaks away to reveal a rice-laden interior that is speckled with ground meats and a few seasonings.  In terms of both heat and porcine power these little balls make for a mild appetizer.  The serving of Creole Mustard is a nice addition and certainly adds a little of that extra flavor you might crave, but a Cajun Country/ Louisianaesque experience this is not.

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The medium sized appetizer of Zeppole-like Crispy Boudin Balls will set you back $7.

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Location: 399 Grove Street at the South East corner of Grove and Gough Streets, San Francisco, CA. 

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Reviewed: June 2013