off of Interstate 10, at Exit 48, sits Lil Cochon. There isn't
anything else around it (except some fields and some cows), but
there it is, waiting for you in Lacassine; between Welsh and Lake
Charles. Eventually this area might be an economic hub, but
until then, Lil Cochon has the area all to itself. The store
is clearly a labor of love. Fear not, they sell an even MORE
stylized version of the mural image (above) on t-shirts inside!
Frontage Road, Exit 48 off of Interstate 10 in
Louisiana, Lacassine, LA 337-588-4151
Price: $3.69 per lb.
boudin sits right there before your eyes in the shiny steam table.
It'll be cut, wrapped, and bagged for you.
casing is crisp and easily snaps between your incisors and bottom
Meat/Rice Ratio: A
well-balanced link with generous amounts of meat in a link that
tends to have a bit more rice.
Texture: Not moist and
not dry; the filling is ground and perfectly blended into a
substantial and dense link.
Overall Flavor: The
first pop of flavor is interesting in that it is particularly ricey,
but it quickly balances out to a fuller flavor profile including the
meat and seasonings.
Comments: The boudin is
good. That is for sure, but I was provided with a nice free
sample of the pork sausage and let me tell you it was out of this
world good. Go for the boudin, get some sausage and thank us