Saturday, April 17, 2010

New Orleans Food: Shrimp Po-boy and Cajun donuts

"a traditional submarine sandwich from Louisiana. It almost always consists of meat or seafood, usually fried, served on baguette-like Louisiana French bread."

I first talked about my Orleans food-trip when I talked about their yummy beignets. Another food on my "to-eat" list when I was there is a po-boy. For brunch at a little cafe (sorry, I can't remember the exact name), I ordered a shrimp po-boy. I enjoyed this meal because it was familiar and different at the same time. It was like any ordinary sandwich, but when you taste it, it's distinctly New Orleans.

The serving was pretty big for the average sandwich. It was overflowing with shrimp - which is good because who wants to have, say, only five pieces of shrimp on a baguette, right? The bread was perfectly toasted - not too hard, not too soft. The lettuce and tomato were fresh. The shrimp was seasoned with Cajun spices (cayenne pepper, paprika, onion powder, and others similar to it). It was surprisingly mild. If you're not that into spicy foods, like me, you would definitely like this because it's not too overpowering. They also served it with a special sauce on the side.

It was filling, but don't worry, you'd still have some more room left over for a serving of beignets or Cajun donuts.

I had Cajun donuts from the same cafe where I ate the shrimp po-boy. Cajun donuts are very similar to beignets except that they are shaped exactly like a donut and are softer. They are also sprinkled with powdered sugar. Equally as delicious as beignets. :)


  1. omg New Orleans has the best foods i swear when I went there I thought i fell into heaven lol Seriously their beignets are to die for I remember being at the French Quarter at Cafe du Monde and I at beignets for the first time omg!!! lol they are o so delicioso . . . anyways good food, good food :)

  2. Diana-- i completely agree with you. they have great food, one of the best i've tasted so far. :)

  3. Those look so good, especially the donuts!:D

    Hope you are having a great weekend!:D
    ...and everything girly under the sun!

  4. Marie-- they were really good! we ordered another serving. haha. i hope you're having a good one too! :)

  5. oh, it looks delicious!
    thanks so much for following me, I follow your blog too now (:

  6. That shrimp po-boy looks AH-mazing!!

    Thanks for the comment on the blog.
    I'm following you now too as well :)

    - Katie

  7. oh mimi! thanks for posting this. My boyfriend and i just bought our plane tickets to NO, so im very excited. we're staying at the St. Louis (i think i told you that already in a previous post). I cant wait to try beignets. so excited! <3

  8. I've never been to NOLA, I've wanted to go for a while, and I'm going to go to look at Tulane, but seeing this made me want to go even more!

  9. Yum! I love donats =) I need to come to New orleans, huh!?!

  10. Mmmm looks good! My sister actually works at a cajun restaurant so she serves this stuff all the time! The restaurant actually has good ratings too. =]

  11. Oh man I just had A huge Seafood platter with fried catfish & shrimp from "New Orleans food & Spirits" sooo good. But then I had to run 4 miles just to run it off. Are you from the the N.O. area?

  12. I've always wanted to go to New Orleans! The food looks like quite an adventure of it's own!

  13. Mylene-- no prob. thanks for following back! :)

    Katie-- it was really good. you're welcome and thanks for following me too! :)

    Jessica-- i read your post about it. i'm so excited for you! :) you will definitely enjoy the food there. :)

    Kakes-- i hope you get the chance to visit new orleans. it was a great experience for me. :)

    Susi-- come visit LA, and then new orleans. :)

    Leenda-- oooh, that's interesting. i'm sure they serve very good food. :)

    Sandra.J-- oh man, fried catfish sounds sooo good right now. so jealous. :) i live in Los Angeles, but i went to new orleans last january. :)

  14. Hillary-- you are totally right. the food is sooo great, such an adventure. :)

  15. oh i love po boys! thats what i get every time were in florida!

  16. Shelley Ann-- that's one place i also want to visit. :)