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Cajun Pacific

Celery | Aug 25, 200105:17 PM

Finally got to try Cajun Pacific for lunch yesterday. They are out on Irving between 46th and 47th - way out there (but only a block off the N Judah) and plenty of street parking.

Got there at 12:15 - and there were only 2 other people having lunch - which isn't a bad thing as they only have 5 or 6 small tables and a few counter seats.
Bet it's a rocking place on a Saturday night!

Had a bowl of crab and sausage gumbo ($3.95) which was very good. Deep dark broth (so they know what they are doing with their roux), lots of thyme and the cajun trinity (onions, green peppers and celery). The sausage was a nice andouille - good spice and there were a few crab pieces (in shell) as well.

Then I had the red beans and rice with andouille ($8.95) - this came with corn bread as well. Very good - again a nice spice level (the kind of spicy that just makes you want to keep eating, rather than too hot you can't eat more). The beans and rice were perfectly done and the andouille had been sliced and grilled first - MMM!

The corn bread was fresh out of the oven, but a little too much in the mix for me (corn, red peppers, cayenne - so instead of a nice mellow compliment to the spicy food, it just added to the spicy).

This was all way too much food for myself but I was really tempted to order more - would like to try the BBQ shrimp and they had an andouille po-boy that sounded good (with an optional egg).

Seems like a nice addition to the neighborhood and definately the best Cajun I've had in the Bay Area so far.

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