After my sample-sized KP's Kold Kut bahn mi, I had to restrain myself from running back for another sandwich, which I could easily have polished off. KP's, named for the extremely personable owner Khuong Pham, had an opening day celebration Sunday with samples of several dishes, which were all a breath of fresh air on a very culinarily-challenged stretch of Hyperion. The Vietnamese chopped salad with shrimp was also bright and flavorful, and even my friend's tofu banh mi was pretty good. Khuong says he gets his baguettes from a lady in Burbank who makes them to his specifications, and they complement the Vietnamese pate and cold cuts perfectly. Starting Monday (Feb. 29), the whole menu will be available as well as Vietnamese iced coffee. Bahn mi are mostly $6.00, with varieties including ham, pork, chicken, beef and tofu. Also available are regular deli sandwiches on baguettes with nice touches like garlic chili spread or hoisin aioli, spring rolls and salads. There are three small tables or if you call ahead, they will bring your order to the curb.
sample-sized bahn mi
KP's: A Vietnamese American Deli
2616 Hyperion Ave.