Believe me, the mild and spicy links look EXACTLY alike and, other
than a little extra heat, they taste exactly alike too.
The late, great, Ellis Cormiere, AKA the "Boudin King." Better
to be called the "Boudin King" than "Boudin Boy."
nice casual restaurant in a residential part of Jennings, about 2
miles from the Interstate. It seems to be as much an homage to
the founder's hunting and fishing prowess as it is a serviceable
Cajun eatery. There are stuffed fish, fowl, and even an
alligator and an otter. Nice people behind the counter and
lots of local Jennings folk stopping in for a bite to eat.
906 West Division, Jennings, LA 70546
Price: $3.39 lb.
Presentation: There are two
steamers each holding large quantities of spicy or mild boudin.
Upon ordering, the extra long links will be yanked from the steamer
Meat/Rice Ratio: LOTS more
rice than meat.
Mashed rice, and rice bits, and even al dente rice. It is all
in there. There's meat too . . . . somewhere. Flecks of
parsley appear as does the odd piece of green onion.
Spice: Mild is MILD. . . .
Spicy is, medium.
Overall Flavor: I'm
going to call this a beginner's link. It is a mild and simple
approach to the link. Some might call it bland. My 4
year old calls it "mmmmm mmmmmmm good." Nothing wrong with
Comments: Here's what most
people who know the Boudin King tell me. They say, "things
have gone downhill in the past number of years . . . . seems they've
fiddled with the recipe to try and make more money." While I
can't speak to that, I do know that the boudin I ate at the Boudin
King falls a little short. On the other hand, in the 30 minutes
I sat in the restaurant, I must have seen over a hundred pounds of
boudin wrapped and sent packing with customers (some even buying it
frozen for the road to Arkansas!). So, they're doing something