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y2flu

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Best boudin? Thu, 06/16/05 7:46 PM (permalink)
I've had boudin from all over, and my question is, what is YOUR opinion of the best boudin? My personal favorites are Jerry Lee's on Greenwell Springs Road in Baon Rouge, and the boudin from Poche's in Breaux Bridge. (And yes, I HAVE had boudin from Best Stop in Scott, but I prefer these other two!)
 
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    Born in OKC

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    RE: Best boudin? Thu, 06/16/05 8:47 PM (permalink)
    Well, if you drove past Baton Rouge and Breaux Bridge and found yourself in Layfayette, where would you go, even if its no better than fourth on your list?
     
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      lleechef

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      RE: Best boudin? Fri, 06/17/05 12:13 AM (permalink)
      Where is Baon Rouge???? Somewhere in the US??
       
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        sugarlander

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        RE: Best boudin? Fri, 06/17/05 10:02 AM (permalink)
        No question. The best is from the Best Stop in Scott, LA. About a mile north of I-10. Available cold (to cook later) or steamed. Always fresh, not liver-y.
         
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          abowes

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          RE: Best boudin? Fri, 06/17/05 10:31 AM (permalink)
          Okay, perhaps mildly biased, as I would consider it a "home town favorite"; and perhaps inappropriate for me to respond, as I'm not sure I've ever actually had it myself... but everyone back home raves about this place. My grandfather had one of his sons make the 45 minute trip to Bourgeois' Meat Market in Schriever/Thibodaux every week to get him his boudin that he would have for breakfast every morning.

          You didn't actually say it had to be in Baton Rouge, did you?

          Alison
           
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            007bond-jb

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            RE: Best boudin? Fri, 06/17/05 10:57 AM (permalink)
            Jerry Lee's in Baton Rouge & Tonys live seafood deli
             
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              Rick F.

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              RE: Best boudin? Fri, 06/17/05 11:29 AM (permalink)
              quote:
              Originally posted by sugarlander

              No question. The best is from the Best Stop. . . . Always fresh, not liver-y.
              "Not liver-y" would put it high on my list! I loathe liver (except in pâte) and am therefore wary of all boudin; I try to get somebody else to do a taste-test.
               
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                Born in OKC

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                RE: Best boudin? Fri, 06/17/05 8:46 PM (permalink)
                While this boudin thread is up, I'd like recommendations for the Mississippi coast and LA (Lower Alabama).
                 
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                  y2flu

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                  RE: Best boudin? Sat, 06/18/05 3:15 PM (permalink)
                  Well, I heard rave reviews of Best Stop, but had never had it. So one weekend when I was out in the Lafayette area, I purchased boudin from several different places in the area, such as Poche's in Breaux Bridge, Boudin King in Crowley, and a few others, including Best Stop. My girlfriend gave me the boudin samples one at a time, so that I wouldn't know which was which. I chose Poche's to be, by far, the best. Best Stop actually finished near the bottom. It was different from other boudins that I've had, in the fact that the meat had a shredded consistency that I, for one, didn't really care for. I had also heard a lot about Jerry Lee's in Baton Rouge, so I drove out to Greenwell Springs Road and got a couple of links. It was delicious and spicy. I have returned to Poche's on a few occasions for their boudin and sweet dough pies. I haven't found any boudin past the Breaux Bridge exit that I'd drive out of the way for... YET. I remember back in the early 90s I had some excellent boudin at a suprette in Mamou, but I don't remember the name. I also attended college at Nicholls State in Thibodaux, so I'm very familiar with Bourgeois' Meat Market. The boudin is pretty good, and the regular sausage is outstanding. They have a pizza place in Thibodaux called Pepper's Pizzeria that makes a pizza with Bourgeois sausage, chicken, onions, and yellow and red bell pepper called a Jambalaya Pizza, one of the best pizzas I've ever had in Louisiana.
                   
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                    Rick F.

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                    RE: Best boudin? Sat, 06/18/05 5:30 PM (permalink)
                    If anyone has tried that from Bellue's in Baton Rouge I'd appreciate hearing about it. There's also a little shop across from Landry's at exit 115 that I'd like to hear about. (Maybe "Boudin King"?)
                     
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                      phinneynola

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                      RE: Best boudin? Tue, 06/21/05 9:31 PM (permalink)
                      Since you live in the Baton Rouge area, cross the Mississippi River bridge and go to Benoit's Country Meat Block in Addis. It is located at 7251 HWY 1. (on the left hand side, if you are driving from Baton Rouge. It looks like it is on a service road.) Their boudin is excellent, meaty and not "livery". We have been buying it to bring to LSU games for years. Benoit's also has wonderful pork sausage, hogs' head cheese and other specialty meats. By the way, you can buy the boudin "heated", in case you need to indulge immediately, or cold.
                       
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                        cornfed

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                        RE: Best boudin? Tue, 06/21/05 10:32 PM (permalink)
                        How's Johnson's Grocery over in Eunice? I've heard them come up a couple of times.
                         
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                          Rick F.

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                          RE: Best boudin? Wed, 06/22/05 3:38 PM (permalink)
                          quote:
                          Originally posted by phinneynola

                          Since you live in the Baton Rouge area, cross the Mississippi River bridge and go to Benoit's Country Meat Block in Addis.
                          They also have a shop in St. Francisville at the intersection of Commerce and Ferdinand.
                           
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                            Mik1005

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                            RE: Best boudin? Wed, 06/22/05 4:36 PM (permalink)
                            Here are some suggestions:

                            http://www.boudinlink.com/

                             
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                              sugarlander

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                              RE: Best boudin? Wed, 06/22/05 5:35 PM (permalink)
                              Great Link from Mik1005. I took notes and will try some new ones (links, that is.)
                               
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                                Sundancer7

                                RE: Best boudin? Wed, 06/22/05 6:11 PM (permalink)
                                quote:
                                Originally posted by Mik1005

                                Here are some suggestions:

                                http://www.boudinlink.com/




                                Mik, great site. I have done boudin many times in Louisiana many times. The first time was on the coast southwest of Lafayette. I bought it at a place on stilts. I did not know what the heck it was but it sounded good. I tried them on the grill one time but that did not work out as well. I think the best way is steamed with hot sauce or mustard.

                                Paul E. Smith
                                Knoxville, TN
                                 
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                                  sugarlander

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                                  RE: Best boudin? Thu, 06/23/05 8:26 AM (permalink)
                                  Though not at all an authentic way to do them, they are wonderful put in the oven with a beef or pork roast for the last hour of cooking.
                                   
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                                    arianej

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                                    RE: Best boudin? Thu, 06/23/05 4:59 PM (permalink)
                                    quote:
                                    Originally posted by cornfed

                                    How's Johnson's Grocery over in Eunice? I've heard them come up a couple of times.


                                    My husband and I liked them when we stopped there this past Christmas. The two guys behind the counter offered samples, it was pretty good, not too liver-y. The boudin balls were even better, IMO, but they do make for slightly messy on the road eating.

                                    I should probably make the disclaimer that this is the only boudin we've ever had, though. I'd definitely like to try more based on what we had at Johnson's, however.

                                    Ariane
                                     
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                                      y2flu

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                                      RE: Best boudin? Mon, 05/14/07 2:33 PM (permalink)
                                      This past weekend I did my 2nd annual "Boudin Challenge" to determine my favorite boudin link, and for the 2nd straight year, the winner was Poche's in Breaux Bridge. I tried the Top 10 links stated on boudinlink.com and Poche's came out #1 again.
                                       
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                                        Pat T Hat

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                                        RE: Best boudin? Mon, 05/14/07 4:50 PM (permalink)
                                        There is a country store/camping supply near the entrance of the Natchez S.P.. Just off the Nachez Trace, on the road between The Springfield Plantation and Natchez Mississippi. It's the best boudin's I've had and their andouille was incredible too.
                                        Sorry I don't remember the name but if you find yourself in that area ask about the big wood clapboard store with the fresh boudin by the campground and someone will surely know.
                                         
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                                          CajunKing

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                                          RE: Best boudin? Mon, 05/14/07 9:19 PM (permalink)
                                          Poche's does make a mighty fine product, I have never gone wrong when getting something from them.
                                          Whether it be, Boudin or Tasso or andouille.
                                           
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                                            rouxdog

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                                            RE: Best boudin? Mon, 05/14/07 10:26 PM (permalink)
                                            Cajunking, I'm with you. Poche's offers a tasty product, never been disappointed.
                                             
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                                              mudbug

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                                              RE: Best boudin? Wed, 05/16/07 8:13 AM (permalink)
                                              I had two favorites this year:Nu-Nu's Market in Milton (S of Lafayette)has a great boudin that's chunkier than most that I've had. Real nicely spiced, too. Also, the Mowata Grocery (S of Eunice)offered some real good boudin. In years past, Ive had tasty boudin at Johnson's Market in Eunice, Poche's, Hebert's in Abbeville, Vautrot's in Church Point, Comeau's in Lafayette, Ray's in Opelousas, T-Boy's in big Mamou, Charley T's in Breaux Bridge and Herbert's in Maurice. A few oythers that I can't recall. I don't think I've ever had boudin that wasn't at least well made and tasty. Some of them just put a big grin on my face as I roll down the road.
                                               
                                              #23
                                                Bob Carriker

                                                RE: Best boudin? Wed, 05/16/07 9:01 AM (permalink)
                                                Those places are good boudin. Have you used the "Boudin Map" at www.boudinlink.com ? It will show you location of all those and then some.
                                                 
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                                                  Rick F.

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                                                  RE: Best boudin? Wed, 05/16/07 9:58 AM (permalink)
                                                  quote:
                                                  Originally posted by rouxdog

                                                  Cajunking, I'm with you. Poche's offers a tasty product, never been disappointed.
                                                  I'm going to the MS coast this weekend, so I'll stop at Poche's on the way back and try a link or two. I've tried many of their products and never been disappointed; I just hope their boudin's "liveriness" isn't too pronounced!
                                                   
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                                                    iqdiva

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                                                    RE: Best boudin? Wed, 05/16/07 10:38 AM (permalink)
                                                    I'm going to be in New Orleans May25-27th...Is there a place nearby New Orleans that I can buy some boudin to take back home to Dothan,AL.?
                                                     
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                                                      Bob Carriker

                                                      RE: Best boudin? Wed, 05/16/07 10:45 AM (permalink)
                                                      Poche’s is “good” but my problem with them is that they’ve become too commercialized. You can get their products all over the place in meat freezers. They’ve lost some of their “hometown edge” in my opinion. Bourque’s, in Port Bare (a little out of the way I know) is “good old boy’s makin boudin” through and through. So is Gautreaux’s outside of Lafayette.

                                                      I like eating something I know is a real local’s product more than one verging on chain status.

                                                      Bob
                                                       
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                                                        Rick F.

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                                                        RE: Best boudin? Wed, 05/16/07 11:16 AM (permalink)
                                                        quote:
                                                        Originally posted by Louisiana70

                                                        Poche’s is “good” but my problem with them is that they’ve become too commercialized.
                                                        Bob
                                                        Thanks for the heads-up on Poche's. I always stop at Bourque's as it is: their sausages, cracklin's, and jalapeño sausage bread can't be beaten. I still like Bellue's andouille best, though.
                                                         
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                                                          Pastry Man

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                                                          RE: Best boudin? Sun, 06/10/07 10:13 PM (permalink)
                                                          Anyone out there know of a good company to ship Boudin?
                                                          Cheers1
                                                           
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                                                            Rick F.

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                                                            RE: Best boudin? Mon, 06/11/07 1:05 AM (permalink)
                                                            quote:
                                                            Originally posted by Pastry Man
                                                            Anyone out there know of a good company to ship Boudin?
                                                            Cheers1
                                                            Try[url='http://www.belluescajuncuisine.com/id20.html']Bellue's[/url]. I've never been disappointed with anything I've bought there--and they ship.
                                                             
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