Cajun cuisine is a hybrid of West African, French, and Spanish cooking styles and flavors for a unique blend that dances across your tongue. Residents of Metairie, Harvey, and New Orleans, Louisiana, have long been indulging in Cajun food and it has quickly become a staple food of the region.
With such bold spices, most people wouldn’t think to pair Cajun food with Japanese fare. But Ajun Cajun is all about breaking the rules. The umami flavoring and subtle soy flavors of Japanese food pairs with the daring tastes of Cajun cuisine for a completely unforgettable meal.
This family-run eatery thinks outside the box when it comes to its menu. The biggest example of their ingenuity is their selection of Po-Boys like the Sogayaki Pork Po-Boy. Thinly sliced pork is sautéed in ginger sauce for a crisp bite and then dressed with signature Japanese kewpie mayonnaise and topped with fresh shredded cabbage.
If you’re in the mood for more traditional Asian flavors, Ajun Cajun delivers with their ramens as well. Piled high with braised pork, bok choy, bamboo shoots, green onions, and nori seaweed in a traditional miso broth or shoyu base, this noodle dish has long been a favorite in Asian eateries. Make this dish uniquely your own by adding on a seasoned boiled egg, bean sprouts, or corn.
No meal is complete without dessert, and Ajun Cajun offers up a Japanese classic: Mochi. Mochi ice cream is made by stuffing sticky rice balls with creamy, flavorful ice cream that satisfies in just one bite.
There’s no shortage of excitement in the New Orleans area and you don’t want to miss a single event. Ajun Cajun originated at local festivals and continues to participate in the fun all around Louisiana to pay homage to their roots.
Connect with them on Facebook to learn when their next event will be, like the Annual Oak Street Po-Boy Festival or the Bayou Boogaloo. Their menu is also updated often, so be sure to follow them to see the latest additions like Ajun Cajun Tuna Tataki.