I was recently in Charleston, South Carolina and while there I was lucky enough to find this place.
I was looking for a truly delicious place to have dinner and while looking at places near where I was staying, I found Gullah Cuisine. After about 30 seconds of browsing their site I was sold and made my way to there to get some dinner.
I am a huge fan of southern food and this place reminds me a lot of Uncle Jones’s BBQ, which is where I tasted some of the best fried chicken I have ever had.
A short drive later and I arrived, anxious to try what looked to be amazing food.
For my meal I ordered the She-Crab Soup and the fried Shrimp dish, which comes with two sides. I chose the fried okra and the Gullah rice.
For those who don’t know, She-Crab Soup is a rich soup made from heavy cream, crab stock, blue crab meat and crab roe, finished with a splash of dry sherry. It is considered to be a signature dish of Charleston and it is named She-Crab due to the roe, or eggs which come from the female crab.
Having never had She-Crab Soup and being a big fan of chowder I was really impressed with this soup. It was rich in flavor, similar to a clam chowder, except that it had chunks of blue crab and a crisp spicy flavor from the sherry.
Shortly after the fried shrimp dish arrived. The first thing I noticed was the fried okra. I have had fried okra numerous times, but the fried okra here was something else. The batter was crisp, but not burned. It was crispy on the outside and still slimy inside, which is my favorite characteristic of okra.
The Shrimp was just amazing; it was nice and crisp, but not at all overcooked. The shrimp were large in size, which is always a plus. You have to hate when you get fried shrimp that is 30% shrimp and 70% batter. Not here, it was 90% shrimp. And best of all, delicious!
The Gullah rice is seasoned rice with sausage, shrimp, chicken, green peppers and carrots.
The portions were also very large. I was able to get about half way through my fried shrimp dish before throwing in the towel.
I did take the rest of the food back to my hotel and ate it later that night. Still delicious!
All in all, this place was awesome!
MegaYumooooo all the way!