Cajun, Creole Creations Combine at Amoy’s in New Haven | FOOD & DRINK – Connecticut News

Cajun, Creole Creations Combine at Amoy’s in New Haven | FOOD & DRINK – Connecticut News


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New Orleans style spare ribs with collard greens

One of the characters in the HBO show Treme, David Simon’s love letter to the city of New Orleans, memorably contends that it is “a city that lives in the imagination of the world.” Anyone who has been there can testify to the joy with which people approach the act of living. After I visited some years ago, in the weeks afterward it felt as though every other city was boring by comparison. There is simply no place like it in America. It feels almost as though it is not of America, that it is somewhere else — the sovereign state of New Orleans. The food, the music, the street culture: you’ve heard about it all before, but until you’ve experienced the city, you don’t really know.

The cuisine of the bayou area of southern Louisiana is a central component of this uniqueness. On Orange Street in New Haven, Amoy’s Cajun Creole & American Restaurant is bringing that distinctiveness to the Elm City’s wildly competitive restaurant scene. The intersection at Orange and Crown in the Ninth Square area, where Amoy’s has nestled in, is a particularly crowded area, with a lot of good…

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