All posts tagged: Vietnamese Food

Losing my Bánh Mì virginity at Keu, Shoreditch

This is a fairly short and snappy blog post about a lunch I had last week at Keu in Shoreditch. I’d walked past the restaurant many times and it always looked to be popular. I wasn’t exactly sure what food they served, except that I’d seen something about ‘Vietnamese Baguettes’ which sounded pretty damn incredible! As you may know, I’m a bit of a sandwich fiend, so it was about time I went in there to see what was going on! So for those of you who are also new to this, the infamous Vietnamese baguette is officially called a ‘Bánh mì’, which came about during the French colonisation of Vietnam in the mid-nineteenth century. Being a Bánh Mì virgin, I ordered the Keu Classic, as I thought this would be fairly safe. It was filled with spiced pork belly, ham terrine, chicken liver pate and kewpie mayonnaise, and as with all of their baguettes, it included their house daikon, coriander, cucumber, spring onions and fresh chilli. I was served very quickly even though the restaurant …