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The Asian Cajun

March 5th, 2012

I have to admit something. This is my first time to a restaurant with both Cajun and some type of Asian cuisine. I've seen a few of them on Federal, but I've never really thought to stop in. Well I finally ended that nonsense and stopped in to the Asian Cajun. Now, sometimes in my travels I stop in to a random place, and have a terrible experience. I choose not to write about those. Instead I only share when I stop somewhere and it was tasty – and this was one of those times.

At first glance, it feels like you're walking into a restaurant located near, in, or around the Pirates of the Caribbean ride. The restaurant has a nautical theme, that's pretty dead on with Disney. I happened to like this, because I often have the mindset of a child. The one issue that I had with this place was that it's incredibly hard to choose between the Vietnamese menu, and the Cajun menu. And it was especially difficult considering that they had a full Pho menu. But, the bayou was calling my name this day. and I decided to try a couple of their Cajun items.

Gumbo – This gumbo was pretty traditional. Spicy broth with okra, rice, andouille sausage, and chicken. It was inexpensive, filling, and god damn tasty.

Cajun Fries – Normally with Cajun Fries, I expect this: frozen fries, fried, then coated in Cajun seasoning. This was not the case here. The fries had a super crunchy coating on them, that made them wildly addicting. The coating ensured that each fry had texture, even the long soggy ones that no one really likes. They came served with a creamy spicy mayo.

The good thing for you is, I brave the crummy hole-in-the-wall spots so you don't have to. Trust me, I've had some experiences that you don't want to know about. But when I do find a good one – I'll let you know about it. Make sure to head down to the Asian Cajun. Just be careful – you're going to have a tough time deciding what to order.