I’ve been on a quest to find a decent po boy from a place not called “Orleans & York” or “Little Jewel”. This is where we currently stand:
- Rajun Cajun [Truck] - their claim to fame is winning some food network show. Their food is pretty decent overall. With regards to the poboy, the shrimp are smaller than par, and when you get catfish they are tiny strips. Bread is actually pretty good with a mild crust, reminiscent of Jersey Mike’s bread. A variety of hot sauces available. This is a pretty decent utility po boy. Around $9.
- Keep It C’asian [Truck] - billed as Cajun x Asian. Shrimp are slightly larger than average with a non-cornmeal batter. Unfortunately their “secret sauce” tasted like mayo x ketchup, and the bread was all wrong - just too much bread with the wrong texture. $12.50. I will return for their other items, which looked delicious.
Pic from yelp of oyster poboy:
- Les Sisters, Chatsworth - Shrimp are slightly larger than average. 8 pieces of shrimp per poboy (unfortunately I forget what kind of batter at the moment). Their catfish poboys are 1 giant slab of cornmeal breaded catfish. Bread is funky, but works, and slightly better than average. Tomatoes are diced. Around $9 for lunch, $12 for dinner (dinner comes with 1 side)
- Sweet Salt - Toluca Lake - a totally non traditional take on a po boy. Seasoned pan shrimp, served on ciabatta. Has chimichurri to give it that X factor, as well as lays potato chips for texture. Strange, but amazing. Around $11.