Dave’s Quality Meats in New Iberia, LA = C- Rated Boudin
Location: 804 E. Dale St., New Iberia, 70560
Ambiance: A small frame building on a side street in New Iberia. Not the most inviting part of town. Dave’s sells a wide variety of other food and meat products. They are especially popular for their stuffed breads; filled with boudin, crawfish, sausage, and other fillings. There is a large work area directly behind the counter where employees are busy preparing all types of meat products. The smell of hot cracklins is intoxicating upon first entering the establishment.
Cost: $2.49 lb.
Presentation: Served in a noticeably thin piece of butcher paper and placed in a plastic bag at the register.
Casing: The casing does not easily break when bitten into.
Rice/Meat Ratio: More meat than ricet, but it is a close ratio.
Texture: A soggy filling surrounding firmish bits of rice. This creates a unique and interesting texture. The limp pieces of green onion have the consistency of having been sautéed/overcooked.
Spices: Mildly warm.
Overall Taste: Soggy and salty. A strong liver taste. This is not the best tasting boudin. Although there seems to be a little more meat than rice, the rice is not enough to overpower the pungent liver taste.
Comments: Initially thought to be an attempt at a low-carb link, the Linksters have been set straight and now understand that this is just a regular link.. It is much darker than other boudins. Not likely to be a fan favorite, but it does possess a certain appeal for those who prefer a darker and more livery flavor.
Reviewed on 2/14/04