Cajun Food

Wow.. first time I’ve tried cajun food. I went to Creola with a friend. Upon arriving, there was only one customer there. Maybe we were early. The atmosphere seemed like a more quiet and personal type of environment. The place was nicely decorated and a few tables along the wall even had couches with pillows. I was very anxious to try out the what Cajun food taste like. The last time I went to try was at Crawdad King in Milpitas. They didn’t have any Gumbo or Jumbalaya, so we were stuck with only eating Cajun Crawdads. But this time was a little different!

We tried a 4 course meal and a Cajun Gumbo. For the 4 course meal, it comes with appitizer, salad/soup, main course and a dessert.
We chose Crawdad Hush Puppies as an appetizer. This was very good. It was shaped like a fishball/donut hole, yet inside was the flavor of cornbread and chunks of crawdad.
For the Soup/Salad, we chose the Shrimp and Crab Bisque. There were strips of crap and some shrimp inside a thick soup. There was a lot of flavor in it. It goes very well with French Bread.
For the main course, we decided to get the Cajun Jumbalaya and Alligator Picatto. This was the first time i’ve tried Alligator and I must say, it is very chewy. It was thinly sliced like abalone but the texture was very chewy like octopus sashimi. The Jumbalaya was cooked with spicy smoked sausage and you can really taste the smoky flavor inside. We also had a bowl of Gumbo for dinner. Upon the first taste of Gumbo, my mouth was like “wow! so much flavor!” It basically comes down to a thick brown color gravy type soup with chunks of Smoked Sausage, Shrimp, and Crawfish. The smokey flavor had a little hint of spiciness inside.
For dessert, we had a Beignet. Its the first time i’ve tried that as well. Lightly fluffed donut like pastry (very soft) topped with powdered sugar and whip cream with fresh strawberries, raspberry, and banana on the side, with a trail of chocolate syrup. After biting into the Beignet, it reminded me of the chinese fried donut without the grease and egg-like taste inside. It goes very very well with the whip cream.
Overall, it was a very good experience and I would rate this a 4.5 out of 5. This is a typical $20ish a person type of American meal. I walked out of there saying “I had Alligator!!”

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