Pink Pig Bar-B-Que in Lake Charles, LA = C- Rated Boudin

– UNDER NEW OWNERS IN 2012 –
THIS REVIEW APPLIED TO THE OLD OWNERS
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The curious (Homer Simpsonesque) pink pig beckons you to the pecan smoked meats.

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It is drier than it looks in this photo.

Ambiance: The place has lots of appeal from the outside, but inside it is lacking. Too many flies and the pink picnic tables have seen better days.

Location: 1221 N. Martin Luther King Highway, Lake Charles, LA 70601-2049

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THE BOUDIN

THIS REVIEW APPLIED TO THE PRODUCT MADE PRIOR TO 2012

Price: $1.85 per link.

Presentation: The link is kept at temperature in a large warmer/vertical oven where it sits wrapped in plastic wrap. From there it is snuggly encased in foil.

Casing: The casing is thin and brittle enough that it breaks to the bite.

Meat/Rice Ratio: Significantly more rice than meat Texture: Dry, dry, dry with chewy bits of meat and some undercooked and pelletized grains of rice.

Spice: Mild.

Overall Flavor: They told me that this was a link of “smoked” boudin, but there was no smoke flavor. It is not particularly fresh tasting and is clear that they utilize dried parsley, onion and green pepper. Can you say “yuck?”

Comments: The Pink Pig is really eye catching with all the pink and pig going on. I don’t know about the signature pecan smoked bbq. However, when it comes to boudin, I’d suggest you make your way to Sonnier’s which is only about a half mile away.

NEW OWNERS IN 2012 – NOT SELLING THE SAME PRODUCT AS REFLECTED IN THIS REVIEW

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They said my link was “Smoke Boudin,” but it lacked any smoke color or flavor.


Reviewed October 2010

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