Get it? Khe.. Yosk. Its a play on… oh never mind. Its Khe-Yo week on Eating With Ziggy. Sort of like fashion Week but with less fashion and more eating. By the way last week I came out of my office and noticed an unusual looking crowd walking on 54th, most likely coming out of pier 94. And I realized right away that its Fashion Week. Thank god I was wearing my fashionable 10 year old red Calvin Klein shirt that day. It has a few small holes here and there but they are not that evident.
Anyway, a few days ago I told you about Khe-Yo and today I met Hummus Whisperer for lunch in the brand new Khe-Yosk offering delicious Banh Mi sandwiches for lunch only. Banh Mi is the Vietnamese version of the Po’boy. Essentially an airy baguette with some sort of meat and veggies. Here you got 2 kinds. Beer Lao Braised Berkshire Pork Belly with pickled carrots and other veggies was a delicious combination. Although I was wishing for a bit more pork belly (duh!) this one had plenty of flavor. The Jurgielewicz Duck salad in Khe-Yo is quickly becoming their best dish for dinner. For lunch same duck is featured as a Confit with baby arugula, red and yellow peppers and something called bang bang sauce. I didnt know the Vietnamese were big Tarantino fans. The meat was more evident here and all the ingredients worked beautifully together. The baguettes here are top notch and the counter guy didnt want to disclose the source. He probably didnt know. Both sandwiches had pleasant, mild lingering, heat.
Cheap and cheerful, but delicious. What more could you want.