Louisiana is known for its food. Depending on what part of the state you are in will depend on the type of Louisiana food you will get. In the Southwest and South Central parts of Louisiana where Lafayette and Lake Charles are, you predominately get real authentic Cajun food.

New Orleans has more of a Creole-type food and up North Louisiana well,,, let's just face it, you are rolling the dice if you're hoping to get authentic Cajun food.

Jambalaya (Mike Soileau TSM)
Jambalaya (Mike Soileau TSM)
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When we are talking about Cajun food we are talking about things like gumbo, Jambalaya, etouffee, meat rice and gravy, and a Couvillion. Most of these dishes were learned to be cooked at home and people have taken these recipes from their ancestors to feed their families for hundreds of years and also have opened up great authentic Louisiana restaurants.

Boiled Crawfish (Photo by Mike Soileau TSM)
Boiled Crawfish (Photo by Mike Soileau TSM)
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Now we all know that Louisiana is also known for its seafood. Hot Boiled Crawfish, grilled fried or boiled shrimp and also fresh oysters and fish. These are all staples of the Louisiana culture and are served weekly at home and in our Louisiana Cajun restaurants.

Cajuns are very protective of their cooking, their recipes, and the history and culture of their food so with that being said, Louisianaians may be shocked to know how many Cajun-style restaurants there are in the state of Texas. I mean they are our neighbors to the West but how much could they really know about our food?

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Now some Louisiana Cajuns have made the move to Texas and could have taken their recipes and opened up a restaurant in the Lonestar state. Those are most likely the credible ones.

But we were shocked that when we looked into it, there are over 100 Cajun or Creole Restaurants in Texas according to Yelp.com. They even ranked the top 100 Cajun or Creole restaurants in Texas.  Check it out.

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