SPICY ROAST DUCK BANH MI OR RICE BOX | KÊU! | £6.50/£7.95

SHOREDITCH | EC1

spicy roast duck banh mi box at Kêu!

spicy roast duck banh mi box at Kêu!

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

 

Location
332 Old Street EC1V 9DR

Opening hours
Mon - Thurs | 9am - 9pm
Fri | 9am - 9.30pm
Sat | 9am - 9pm

Websitevietnamesekitchen.co.uk/keu-deli
Twitter | @KEULondon

Tel | +44 (0) 20 7739 1164

Last updated | 6th Jan 2016