Behold… Souse! Al brought some home (below, on the left) from SAR’s, a Trinidadian restaurant that has become a favorite of ours for its excellent black pudding and white pudding (above, on the left). Sadly, the souse proved to be a bit too much for us. I like chicken and duck feet, braised or fried in the Chinese style, but I just can’t handle the big, slightly hairy cow feet. And while the sauce is delicious – sharply vinegary with pickled onions, peppers, and cucumber – I don’t think this is a dish we’ll get again.
Their white pudding, on the other hand, is something that I could probably eat 3 meals a day without complaint. Definitely one of the best things I’ve tried within the past year or so. The black pudding is great, too, but perhaps slightly less interesting. This stuff just has the most incredible flavor.
SAR’s Restaurant and Bakery, 1222 Nostrand Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11225