Plaquemines Parish Kajun Gumbo Connection

LA Highway 23 or Belle Chasse Highway is where you will find several local restaurants mostly serving seafood, for obvious reasons. The reason for me traveling to that part of Louisiana was to visit Bayou Log Cabins on Lake Hermitage Bayou.  They are located in Port Sulphur, 5 miles off LA Hwy 23. When you arrive, you will find an old fishing village where the fish and crab bite almost all year and four log cabins where you can spend a night or more.

Now back to my search for the Best Gumbo in Louisiana. On this visit, I stopped at Lil G’s Kajun Restaurant in Belle Chasse. Talk about local! All you will find in this restaurant are locals. They have two Louisiana Gumbos on the menu. A Chicken Gumbo and a Seafood Gumbo which is what I ordered. The Chicken Gumbo is $3.95 for a cup and $6.95 for a bowl. The Seafood Gumbo is $1 more for each. Here is the menu: This was a light roux Gumbo with a very good "gumboroma". It had plenty of stuff consisting of small shrimp, big pieces of crab (claw) meat and unfortunately, plenty of okra. You know how I feel about okra? That being said, it did not have a slimy feel. It was served hot, was almost perfectly seasoned (it had a little too much salt) and had a great after burn. The rice didn’t add much to the Gumbo, but it was served hot. This was worth going back for and ordering a bowl instead of a cup.

Lil G's Seafood Gumbo       

Croux says “I’ll give it a 3 Spoon Rating”

Taste:  Very Good

Texture: Very Good

Spiciness: Very Good

Serving Temperature: Very Good

Enough Stuff: Very Good

Presentation: Very Good
Price: Excellent


*Read my Gumbo Rating System*

 

Lil G’s Kajun Restaurant
9338 Hwy 23
Belle Chasse, LA 70037
504-433-0500
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