Green Goddess seems beloved by many folks in New Orleans. I don't know why, especially when there is so much incredible food in New Orleans. This was easily our worst meal in New Orleans to date.
Like Jacques-Imo's, Green Goddess does not take reservations, so we put in our name, left my cell phone number, and walked around the neighborhood until we got a call. Unlike Jacques-Imo's, however, Green Goddess severely underwhelmed.
Jasmine Ginger Ale ($3.50)
Meyer Lemon GUS ($3.75)
Maine Root Ginger Brew ($3.50)
The Green Goddess Wedge Salad -- boiled Louisiana shrimp, radishes, cucumber, hearts of palm, hearts of Romaine, sieved eggs, crumbled bacon, Romano cheese, Green Goddess dressing ($14).
Fresh and tasty but not particularly exciting.
Phnom Penh pork belly, star anise caramel sauce, lettuce cups with sesame soba noodles and crunchy, spicy slaw ($14).
Too sweet. Too salty. Too bad.
Louisiana bangers and mash -- duck and pork sausages, mashed local sweet potatoes, Steen's cane syrup ($14).
Adequate but uninspired.
Special of the day.
The Notorious Bacon Sundae -- pecan praline ice cream, creamy bacon caramel sauce, Pink Himalayan and Black Lava salts, Nueske's applewood bacon, whipped cream ($8).
Iced Union Coffee & Chicory with condensed milk ($3.25).
Green Goddess is so-called international fusion food with heavy-handed, misguided attempts at Asian accents. It does New Orleans a great injustice. If you're in town for a visit, especially if you're from a city that does Asian food well, skip Green Goddess.
We were underwhelmed by Green Goddess too. Who is writing all of these good reviews? Shills? Ringers?ReplyDelete
you know i'd have visited this joint for that bacon sundae alone.ReplyDelete
i went here with my family and had the exact same thought. what a waste of new orleans.ReplyDelete