ULTIMATE Cajun / Creole Food Tour of New Orleans | 6 POUND Crawfish Boil!


You guys ready for this?
Now I’m in New Orleans
Right now I’m in New Orleans. I’ve been here once before. Never went food exploring, never went on a ‘ghost run’ I feel like I haven’t even been here
What’s wrong me. But today we’re gonna change all that, food adventure, New Orleans edition. Right now breakfast sandwich, but it’s a big sandwich
Now a lot of people like myself definitely know the difference between Creole and Cajun and there’s actually a huge difference
I mean if you just talking about food
the simplest way to describe it is Creole is city food and Cajun is more comfort food, country food
In Creole, they use tomatoes and Cajun. No tomatoes ever used. A lot of similar ingredients, but it’s really about the people and their heritage
Anyway, we’re at our first location,
Crabby Jack’s. We’re going for one of the must-eat food items here in New Orleans, Po’ Boys
If you don’t know, Po’ Boy is basically a sandwich and it’s made with French bread,
and usually, it’s seafood stuffed in the middle. Today we’re getting one with duck. Let me show you what I ordered
Slow-cooked pork chops with Creole seasoning smothered with the mushroom oyster sauce with the Trinity ingredients. If you don’t know the Trinity is celery, green bell peppers, and onions
Sitting by a bed of the dirty rice, this thing is so dirty, if you’re not over the age of 18
you might need to turn away right now. House-made pork crackling and then, of course, the duck sandwich
This is the main thing that brought me here
Look how airy, first of all
this bread is. Lettuce and tomatoes on top and look at the duck meat
Smothered in sauce. I’m a little too excited right now
I almost love this bread as much as I love that melty and roasted duck meat inside
This is amazing
duck tender and simmered perfectly
Such a nice savory gravy and the texture of it
It kind of marries itself into the bread because both things are that gentle and soft. Slight crunch
from the pickels and lettuce and then the creaminess of the mayo. And when you want something completely different in texture, pork crackling. It’s so good
You will be addicted to this
Oh my god. The crunchiest, lightest thing with the touching of Creole seasoning. I don’t even know what’s better at this point
Taking my Po’ boy
Let’s open it up
Some of these crackling down here
So you should definitely try that. Stuffed with duck, stuffed with duck
I mean, this thing’s a hot mess
Duck will be falling all over the place, tomato
sliding out, pickle staring you in the face from the table and you’re gonna love every single, every single bite of this
That woke me up
Hello New Orleans. And this is a special they have going on. This is the stuffed pork chop with rice
I love this
This is so good. It’s the meatiest dirty rice I think I’ve ever had but this gravy, this is seriously
everything that’s good in this world on a plate. I’m so beyond happy right now
This is why every time I go somewhere I always ask people like is there anything I must try on the menu?
And they recommended this today, it’s the special. I’m so happy
This is a great place. You’ve got to come here if you’re ever in New Orleans. People
nicest, nicest. Alright, I gotta finish this then go on for round two
I’m in the heart of a French Quarter going after one of my all-time
favorite, favorite dishes
The Jambalaya. And I heard this place right here, Gumbo Shop, makes one of the best ones
I’m trying the seafood one here for a first time.
I love the chunks of seafood. There’s a ton in here, it’s definitely loaded like the ocean. Very thick, slightly slimy. It was a good gumbo
like I said, not the best I ever had. I’m mainly here for the Jambalaya
The Jambalaya, I heard this is one of the best places for it, but it’s called Gumbo House, right?
I had to get a gumbo. First time I had Jambalaya, I was in a restaurant in New York
I didn’t even know what a jambalaya was and I just got it because it said rice and I love rice
but after my first bite
that was it. I started searching all around the city for the best Jambalaya, never could really find one
It is a meaty,
meaty, Jambalaya. And that’s the type I like
Chicken or seafood. You got your surf and turf covered. Holy Trinity
here as well rice is tender. The sauce is slightly sweet, tomato-y
Spice, not overwhelming. I mean it definitely gets you here, you know? This thing is really satisfying my creole craving right now
So come here, get the jambalaya
Maybe not the gumbo
After a carb filled morning, let’s do some seafood
First thing on the agenda barbecue shrimp. Mr
B’s Bistro supposed to have one of the best. Outfit change cuz the jambalaya attacked me a little bit, new shirt. If you also love
tofu fighting, check out my new t-shirts in my merch store down below. Gotta get fixed up for this
Safety first. Oh for sure. Now I can go a little crazy
It’s dangerous with these shrimps. BBQ shrimp
Cooked in Creole seasoning
Monster, monster shrimp. The aroma of the Creole spice. It seems that if you don’t even get close to this shrimp, it just wacks you in your face
Oh, oh yeah, that, that is everything that is good in shrimp right there
This is so good. If you didn’t know this is a shrimp cocktail right here. The original shrimp cocktail. Right here. Take it apart
Don’t be afraid to slurp this baby. Love your food, it’s going to love you back
Best part, most flavor, right here. If you’re one of those people that gets freaked out by shrimp heads
Call me. I’ll be your ‘SHEB’. Shrimp Head Eater Buddy
Take the shrimp
Eat the legs
Peel the shell off
Dunk it in that peppery, garlic butter sauce. It coats the shrimp so nicely
Oh gosh, this is a greater thing. If you come to New Orleans and miss out on this dish, get yourself a return ticket. This is
like one of the best
best
best dishes you can find here. Come here and get it
My goodness, this is so amazing. The sauce, a little kick from the pepper? Perfect
Smoky, smooth, buttery with the sauce just adding that perfect balance of savoriness and creaminess to the sweetness of the shrimp
Greatest thing about this little sauce
Take your bread
Let’s go dunkin. This is one of the most dunkable
sauce/broth ever. I mean it’s just perfectly made for your bread
Bread meet your soulmate Wow
I could eat a whole loaf of bread. Just this and the sauce, it’s all I need. This wonderful lady there
just reminded me that I have this crispy, baguette(?) and I didn’t even notice. This is the perfect vehicle for the sauce
Thank you food fairy
Woman: You’re welcome
And I know that’s mainly the butter, like I feel my arteries clogging a little bit, but I don’t even care
Those are just so good. So good
There’s the traditional gumbo. Chicken, andouille
sausage, rice. And this gumbo here, It’s a
It’s a little less thick than what I had at the Gumbo Shop and looks like, a whole lot less slimy
Which I’m gonna be really happy about. Whole pieces of andouille sausage
nice big chunks of chicken
Meat’s good, sausage is great. Got a nice, nice heat to it. Perfect amount of heat
I remember the last time I was in New Orleans the one food items I remember the most was grilled oysters
This place is supposed to have one of the best. Acme Oyster House
Here, got to go for the charred, grilled oysters. A dozen doesn’t, might not even be enough but let’s start with a dozen
Heck yeah
beautiful, beautiful
Still sizzling in its own shell
Covered in cheese and herbs and seasoning
this
Way too good-looking. I’m like borderline nervous seeing it in front of me right now. Fresh oysters
covered in cheese and butter, herbs, spices
Look at that little pool that’s left behind
We got a try one right now, ooh, it is hot, yeah, you gotta use a fork, don’t do what I just did
Do not pick it up
Oh my god, it’s so good
It’s so cheesy
Oh this is so good
Man: It’s a game changer right there
Oh really?
Man: I promise you
He’s told me it’s a game changer, I believe that man. What’s your name?
Man: Curtis
I believe Curtis
Man: I promise you, that’s the one
All right, smoked Tabasco, char-grilled oysters, a dash of smoked Tabasco
Curtis was right
That’s a game-changer
Because you’ve already got a ton of butter and cheese on the oysters. With a little bit of Tabasco?
It definitely adds more depth to the already simply delicious oysters
oh, this is the best part. A little bit of Tabasco and you’ve got to dip your bread into the oyster juice and
cheese and butter
So good. Too good. I missed this so much last time I left New Orleans
I gotta come back more often. Can not miss food item here. Can not miss it
Been eating all day. I think it’s dessert time. Uhm, Broussard’s
Let’s go get some bread pudding. Ah, here it is. Bread pudding with praline sauce on top
Bouncy, warm, I love the crunch
of the praline sauce. Looks like it can be overly sweet. Not at all
Just a great aroma of the spices inside the pudding and the sweet, nutty, praline sauce on top
This is off-the-charts bread pudding
Oh my goodness. I am so happy
Amazing, amazing. Slow ovation is needed for this bread pudding
This is a Banana Foster, special New Orleans dessert
Butter, brown sugar, splash of rum making a fire. There it is, Banana Foster
This is really great, I mean if you like bananas licked by fire, soaked in rum and sugar, and let’s be honest,
who doesn’t? You’ll like this. I mean it tastes exactly like all the ingredients that she added in there. It’s a little buttery
Obviously very, very sweet. Tons of rum flavor. I like the bread-pudding better, but
this is really good. You should get both when you’re here
Good morning. I ran out of time to eat last night, had to go on a ‘ghost tour’
If you don’t know, I’m actually live streaming on Twitch now
So if you want to check that out, I stream several times a week
I’ll put the link down below but right now breakfast, got to have some Beignets at this super iconic place. And just a reminder
it’s cash only so,
I need to go find an ATM
I feel like I’m looking at like a deliciously fried
snow-covered mountain. Oh, man, they do not skimp on the powdered sugar. And this is two orders right here
You could ski down this thing
Uhm this is, look at that, that is all powdered sugar. There’s no way I’m gonna take a bite with all that powdered sugar. So, avalanche
Sugar Avalanche there we go. Perfectly golden, fried, little toasty on the outside
I wouldn’t say this is the lightest thing ever, I mean this will definitely sit in your stomach and fill you up
but it is
Incredibly chewy and tasty. I feel like I need a little more powdered sugar with it. I really do
If you’re eating those on a windy day, you’re gonna look like a snowman after this
There’s really no non-messy way to eat this. And I don’t usually drink coffee but
Sip a bitter liquid
Not a best start to my day, it’s a hot, sweet, sugary, toasted, guilty pleasure
That’s really gonna just cover you with sugar after you’re done
One more thing to try before I head out of town
I wish I was here for another week to eat at all the restaurants but,
oh thank you. Oh, thank you
I guess it’s just an excuse to come back. I’ll see you over there
I’m here at Clesi’s and this is a recommendation from a local friend of mine
He says this is a place to go for crawfish right here and they cook everything right out in the open. When I order it
they’re cooking it
You guys ready for this?
Now I’m in New Orleans. This? This is it
Crawfish boil, and this is nearing the end of crawfish season. So all the crawfish
They’re big and they’re just cooking it right on the side of the dining area outside. You can see them boiling everything
They’re putting decent crab boil and some lemons go in
Secret ingredients and they steam it and soak it and they told me the longer they sit in the brew the better they taste
These are huge crawfish
Look at the claws on this, baby
And here’s how you eat one of these things
Break the tail off like so, right there. See all that meat on the tail and there’s all that good stuff, right
in the head. And make sure when you’re sucking on the head you’re squeezing it as well. So you’re getting all that good stuff. Oh
This is so good, this is so good
I am a crawfish zombie. I’m proud of it. Give me them rings
And a crawfish the size don’t forget about the claws. Just use your teeth as a shell cracker
And just suck on that sweet flesh. And remember guys, if it’s not messy, you’re not doing it right. Dig in
This is the fun kind of food. You can taste New Orleans in every one of these crawfish
The cajun spices, the chilies, the herbs the local freshness of the ingredients. This is my favorite meal in the Big Easy
For sure, I promise you this is so
So amazing, even the corn
so sweet and juicy and again soaked in this chili. All this great sauce
Thank you so much Preston for giving me this recommendation. It is amazing. I love the city
I love fish. But guys, that wraps up my food adventure here in New Orleans. It’s way too short, way too short
I know I gotta get up to Seattle, but I will a 100% be back
What an eye-opening food experience in the Big Easy. Of course all the places I went to is listed in the description box below
Thank you all so much for watching. Let’s all eat again. See you later




Comments
  1. Welcome to NOLA. Acme is great but one place that is actually insane in Pascal’s manale, it’s extremely expensive but you can get the best bbq shrimp in town and fresh oysters shucked right in front of you.

  2. I’d say NOLA food is okay but the good stuff is in central LA. Our gumbo vs theirs is totally different and way better

  3. I'm really working on expanding what I'm willing to try with food. But when you eat the crawfish aren't you eating the poopy parts and all the gross stuff?

  4. I don't watch a lot of these food videos, but yours are really entertaining.

    How do you manage to keep healthy though eating such rich fatty food all the time ?

  5. 16:47. Make sure when you are sucking on the head you squeeze it as well to get all the good stuff…

    That’s what he said. 😉😉😏😏😏😂😂😂🤣🤣🤣😂😂😂
    Michael Scott

  6. OMG!!! TELL MEEEEE who wasnt crying & drooling & salivating while mikey was eating those HUGE DELICIOUS CRAWFISH???!!!! WHY OH WHY DO I TORTURE MYSELF??!!!😭😭😭😭😋

  7. I'm from new Orleans. I'm sorry, but the BEST gumbo in town is my mom's. I don't eat anyone else's gumbo but my mom's gumbo. The day she dies is the day I stop eating gumbo.

  8. So sad Mikey i watch you all the time but you go to nola and dont highlight diversity in your selections of restaurants.. you supported only one demographic of people instead of sharing the love..please be mindful not only whites and asians watch you

  9. The difference between the two gumbos is again Cajun or Creole. The thicker or slimy one was thickened with okra and the other with the more brown sauce was likely thickened with file gumbo powder. You should have grabbed a fried oyster poboy, it is the bomb and don't forget the mufaletta sandwich and I like both of mine wet.

  10. Next time you're in Nola you need to try a muffaletta. Central Grocery on Decatur Street supposedly invented it but you can find other places that make good ones, too.

  11. I knew tht 2nd gumbo you ate was way better than the first one. Gumbo should look like muddy swamp water as my mama would call it.

  12. Welcome to Louisiana! I've got a HUGE pot of gumbo going right now. By the way, we have a new state law that restaurants serving seafood imported from other countries MUST post that fact in the restaurant and menus. Come to Louisiana. Eat Louisiana.

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  14. Good grief. I had to stop this just past half way … I am dying here .. I want to follow behind you SO MUCH!!! 🙂

  15. I live l00 miles west of new Orleans. I brought my husband (moroccan American)during lunch time to my favorite pizzeria in bourbon street. Omce we parked and made our way over the streets were lined with vomit and and it smelled like alcohol and pee. He refused to walk the last few feet to the restaurant. New Orleans has changed over these past few years. I am glad you highlighted or didn't notice the putridness going on in the background.

  16. I lived in New Orleans for two years and I can tell you, bad food places Do Not Last, only great food is allowed…in fact some of the best food comes from places that look like you might catch something..lol and the food will blow your mind…you need to try Compagno's on St. Charles..best Calamari you will ever eat, have it with a turbo dog or sweet tea…

  17. Love the claw meat in those big crawfish. Also if you're somewhere local, the corn and potatoes will be more spicy than the crawfish cause they're cooked in the same broth and the veggies soak up more of the spices. One of my favorite pranks to pull on newbies that are nervous about eating the crawfish is to tell them to try the corn and potatoes.

  18. 💚 I didn't know there's a difference between Cajun and creole. I love Shrimp Po boys. Yum! I like dirty rice. I won't turn away. You look excited to see your food. I don't know what's better than food, either. It's really meaty dirty rice. The French Quarter? Did anybody flash you? 😂Oh my God. A bib? I love it. I wanna wear a bib. Oh my God. You eat shrimp legs? Oh my God. I love gumbo. I haven't ever eaten oysters. It looks good. Pralines is yummy. I haven't tied bread pudding, before. I love banana Foster. Yum! Beignettes? They look good. It sounds French. 🇫🇷 I don't like coffee, either. Unless, it's gourmet specialty coffee that's an expresso based drink. Wow! Crawfish. I haven't ever eaten crawfish. I typically don't eat shellfish.

  19. What you don't want to EVER do is take a breath through your mouth while you are biting into a begniet with all that powdered sugar on it.  I learned that when we first moved here and visited New Orleans.  Liked to have choked me to death.  Not fun.  We've now lived in Cajun Country since August, 1967, but I can never remember how to spell beignets.  Spell check likes my second spelling better, but I'm unsure of both ways…..

  20. If you made an offer to someone from S Louisiana – they can have millions of dollars but can never eat crawfish again….that would be a very hard choice.

  21. Hey Mickey, talking about po-boys, if you are ever in Mobile, AL you might like to checkout a place called The Dew Drop Inn. They have the best po-boys and hotdogs of anywhere I've ever eaten them. Enjoyed the video.👍🏻👍🏻

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