She Taught Me Everything I Knew About Crawfish, and Kissing, and Pink Wine, and Poetry. She Made Me Different. – John Green
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Spicy, Spicy Crawfish and Chicken Fried Rice
Let’s Blog Over Crawfish & Fried Rice…
I don’t know if you know this, but I’m from New Orleans. Growing up I was used to hearing the sounds of smooth jazz, speaking broken french and spanish, and most importantly being in the kitchen waiting for my plate of food.
Looking back at when I first moved to Houston, I realize how completely different I was from a lot of kids here. For one I had a heavy, heavy accent. Everyone thought I was weird, but to me they were just as taboo. For instance their parents would pack them peanut butter and jelly sandwiches with milk for lunch. My lunch was R E A L L Y different. My mom packed me poboys, boiled shrimp and crawfish. I even had snow crab. For cold winters my lunch consisted of Gumbo’s and étouffée.
With that being said, all of the teachers admired my breakfast and lunch everyday, and all of the kids thought I was some weird freak eating disgusting creatures. I remember begging my mom to let my buy lunch at school. What a huge mistake! I recall being completely disappointed in every kid that enjoyed eating that terrible cafeteria food, and judging me on my food which was filled with flavour, and spice, and everything nice. I’m still friends with some of those kids, and when crawfish season comes around they are just as eager as I am to get their fix.
On Bellaire on a long strip that is Houston’s version of China Town sits a place dear to my heart. Crawfish & Noodles. Here at this establishment tucked away on a corner of Bellaire and some random street sits my happiness. What I love is that there’s a Vietnamese menu with a Cajun twist. You can enjoy crawfish, oysters, crab, spicy boiled shrimp or opt for Pho or fried rice. The menu has plenty of options.