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Khe-Yo’s Free Rice, Fiery Duck Banh Mi Sizzle: Review

Certain New York restaurants will charge you four bucks for steak sauce; at others, bread might set you back five.

Then there’s Khe-Yo, a Laotian-inspired hotspot where the best dish -- sticky rice -- is free. You scoop it up and loosen the mound with your fingers. The warm grains, served in a straw basket, are semi-dry and gently glutinous, with just enough tanginess to make your mouth water.