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The banh mi baguettes at Kêu! are baked in their kitchen and emerge hot from the oven when you place your order.
Their meats and terrines are made in-house too, and sandwiches are packed with lightly pickled vegetables, fragrant herbs and mayonnaise. Food critic Marina O'Loughlin describes this deli / café - operated by the team behind Cay Tre (across the road) and Viet Grill (on nearby Kingsland Road) - as “The best in town when it comes to Vietnamese sandwiches.”
Takeaway is the main trade here, although there are seats available to eat in, at a cost of an extra 50p. The spicy and tender roast duck filling is a favourite, with the banh mi sandwich costing £6.50. Or get it in a box with steamed jasmine rice, soft leafy choy sum, syrupy hoisin gravy, and a mini tub of sharp chilli oil, for £7.95. Expect a 15-20 minute wait during busy lunch times.
Words and photography | Bisi Bajomo