The Boudin King
(Jennings, Louisiana)
When you call yourself the "Boudin King" and you live in the a place once deemed the "Boudin Capital of the Universe" . . . . . . . well, it better be good.
Boudin King Restaurant, Jennings, Louisiana
Boudin King Restaurant, Jennings, Louisiana
Boudin King Restaurant, Jennings, Louisiana
Believe me, the mild and spicy links look EXACTLY alike and, other than a little extra heat, they taste exactly alike too.
Boudin King Restaurant, Jennings, Louisiana
The late, great, Ellis Cormiere, AKA the "Boudin King."  Better to be called the "Boudin King" than "Boudin Boy."
Boudin King Restaurant, Jennings, Louisiana
Ambiance: A 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.
Location: 906 West Division, Jennings, LA 70546
The Boudin
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 and weighed.
Casing
: Not easily breached.
Meat/Rice Ratio: LOTS more rice than meat.
Texture
: Creamy.  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 that. 
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 right!
Boudin King Restaurant, Jennings, Louisiana

Boudin King Restaurant, Jennings, Louisiana

Boudin King Restaurant, Jennings, Louisiana
Overall Rating = B
Reviewed November 2009
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