I’ve seen on Mad TV that New Orleans (in Louisiana) is known pretty much for their Jambalaya and Barbecue Slab Ribs. With this, I remembered that there’s a New Orleans restaurant right beside Clawdaddy’s from where I work, so when I was given the offer, I went ahead and tried these two dishes that were said to be a specialty of the city.
Seafood Jambalaya – Php 435.00
Now would you look at that beauty. One look and I didn’t think twice about digging in to the colorful mix of Creole rice casserole with holy trinity, okra, Andouille sausages, calamari, white shrimp, fish fillet and of course, jambalaya spices.
Now I can tell why this is the pride of “Nawlins”. The rice itself is already bursting with spicy flavor, and the huge chunks of other ingredients already make this rice meal good on its own! I wasn’t a huge fan of the okra, but the strong flavor of the jambalaya spices neutralized it so I didn’t really mind. If you’re not that much into seafood, you can also try their Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya (Php 435.00), which is basically the same thing except that you replace all the seafood with chicken fillet.
Baby Back Ribs – (Php 1,098.00 for full slab)
When this baby came in I exclaimed “now this is what I’m talking about!”.
I savored the US pork baby back ribs with in all its “slide-off-the-bone” tenderness. It’s been marinated in their special dry rub and slow-cooked until you have one tender and juicy barbecue. I like my ribs a bit sweet and that is what I got so I’m pretty happy with the result. However, for a specialty dish, this doesn’t stand out very much from the others as much as the Seafood Jambalaya did. It’s a good meal nonetheless so I was happy.
It comes with a variety of sidings choices such as mashed potatoes, coleslaw, dirt rice, and several others. Since we already have Jambalaya, we had potato fries instead to go with our ribs. You can also opt to order for a half-slab for Php 549.00.
Now if you were able to check out my Clawdaddy’s review, you may remember that I introduced a new social marketing platform called Taggo, that lets customers enjoy discounts and/or freebies by simply “Liking” a restaurant’s fan club. The good news is, New Orleans is also a Taggo restaurant member, so you can also enjoy the same discounts offered at Clawdaddy’s.