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DiamondDog
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Member since Nov 2019
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Some of these restaurants should be ashamed of themselves.

First off, I'm a big believed in supporting LA's industries....rice, seafood, fish, sugar, etc.

I have been to three restaurants in the past week that have all served substitutes but used nuances and deceptive language to try and pass off clear foreign meat as a Louisiana product.

1. Catfish. What they're serving is this Basa. Chinese cheap meat. Some people like the taste but you can taste the difference. Even in how it tears. Others will just label it "Fish" then when you ask, it's "Catfish".

2. Substitute crab and shrimp. Look, Shrimp is almost impossible to tell but they'll sometimes use words like "Gulf" Shrimp. FYI, they didn't tell you what Gulf. Most of its import from Asia. Crab you can tell by sight and taste. Easy.

3. Rice and Crawfish. IMO there is no substitute with crawfish being certainly more egregious offense. Especially when you market yourself as a Cajun restaurant located in LA.

Still, none of this would be a problem if they were just upfront with their customers but I understand, margins are slim and competition is fierce


Booyow
Member since Mar 2010
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Them muthafrickas always be bringing me Diet Pepsi when I order Diet Coke too


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LegendInMyMind
Member since Apr 2019
39172 posts

So, name the restaurants. Nothing will change if you beat around the bush when calling them out. If you're confident in your observations, name names.


OWLFAN86
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Everything you love about..... the Chinese/Vietnamese/Koreans


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DiamondDog
LSU Fan
Louisiana
Member since Nov 2019
8137 posts

Funny.

I don't try to ruin the name of small businesses or affect someone else's ability to make a living. If people didn't like it they'd quit eating it.


Jones
Member since Oct 2005
84772 posts

It is illegal in LA to label your food as LA seafood if it isn't from there


armsdealer
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Member since Feb 2016
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Basa is disgusting.

All I got.


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DiamondDog
LSU Fan
Louisiana
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is illegal in LA to label your food as LA seafood if it isn't from there


Of course they don't to comply, but there is other ways to imply it without saying it. That's my point.


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RockinDood
Member since Aug 2020
687 posts

U NO WAN CHINA CATSFISH YOU GO EAT SOMEWEA ELSE!


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LegendInMyMind
Member since Apr 2019
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Meh. If those restaurants gave a shite about what they were doing they wouldn't mislead their customers in an effort to essentially steal from them. Misrepresenting what you're selling someone is as much theft as walking out without paying after you've finished your meal. My opinion only, of course.


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VeniVidiVici
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In Louisiana it’s illegal to list “catfish” on your menu if it isn’t. If it’s listed as “fried fish” it’s likely Basa or Swai, both from shitpools in Vietnam


GreenRockTiger
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So they did not label it as Louisiana seafood, correct?


James11111
Walnut Creek
Member since Jul 2020
3193 posts

Picadilly started this, Although they actually called it catfish until they were sued and had to change it to country fried fish.


lsufan1971
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Zachary
Member since Nov 2003
13598 posts

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Catfish. What they're serving is this Basa.


Went to the Francis in St Francisville last night for the first time since COvid started. They used to have really good thin fried catfish. They are serving Basa now and its not even close to what they were serving before. Service was fricking terrible as well. The amazing thing was people were waiting over an hour for a table when we were leaving at 7 pm. Can't believe people would wait for that long for shitty food and service in south La.


Hangit
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The Green Swamp
Member since Aug 2014
31191 posts

I just read the OP. Please don't let this be one of those threads where the OP has enough mouth for another row of teeth, then turns into Lil Pudd’nhead when questioned aboot what specific restaurants he is speaking of.

It is only us reading here. It is not like Charlize Theron is eating at these scam places.

ETA: OK, read through now, and Lil Pudd’nhead should not start any more threads, with his half-information self.

ETA: Why are the wee downvote queers on this post? Odd that not one of them had the sack to say what it was that they found so offensive. fricking girly men.
This post was edited on 8/7 at 4:24 am


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Jones
Member since Oct 2005
84772 posts

Restaurants got slaughtered during covid and now have a ton of non service industry people working those jobs.


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Peazey
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Metry
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The god damn swai for catfish substitution. Shame.


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zippyputt
LSU Fan
Member since Jul 2005
4477 posts

I remember Hymel’s switched to “fried fish” a few years before they closed. Piccadilly did it as someone mentioned. I always ask if its not clear. Basa seems to fry to a much flatter appearance than real catfish. So it seems.


sta4ever
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Member since Aug 2014
11125 posts

Jokes on y’all for going to a restaurant to eat fried catfish


777Tiger
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quote:

Jokes on y’all for going to a restaurant to eat fried catfish



watch your mouf baw!


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