Ethan Lim’s family members were apprehensive about the Cambodian fried chicken sandwich.
Among Lim’s parents and nine siblings the family owns and operates eight restaurants and doughnut shops. For the past four and a half years he’s run his own—an eight-stool counter service sandwich shop around the corner from Googoo’s Table, a Chinese restaurant owned by a brother and two sisters.
All during that time Lim has barely called attention to himself, focusing on executing affordable, chef-level fast food to the neighborhood—dogs, burgers, chicken parm, and pepper and egg sandwiches. But he’s also quietly introduced a succession of next-level specialties born from the simple question: Will it sandwich?