A Little Viet (Invited)

Tuesday, July 04, 2017 Sharon Halim 0 Comments

A Little Viet is a medium size restaurant located on the busy Centre Rd opened by Sam and his business partner Hitomi. Sam previously worked at Tia To, Hanoi Hanah and many other Melbourne establishment, finally opened his own place one and half month a go. 

I arrived on a Wednesday morning around 11am, just right when they are open. Quickly greeted by Hitomi, a friendly, calm and sweet Japanese lady. She showed us to our table then take our drink order; Vietnamese Coffee and Coconut Juice. The Vietnamese coffee has a nice strong coffee flavour in it but it was way too sweet for my palate.

Crispy Chicken Ribs - spicy mayo ($10). Love this crispy chicken ribs to the bits. Light, super crispy batter with super soft and tender chicken, top off with spicy creamy mayo. Seriously, what's not to like? I would order this dish, again and again.

Spring Rolls - Hanoi-style pork spring rolls ($8/4pcs). It has a different skin than a spring roll normally have, it has white slightly transparent skin which turns out a bit tough but still enjoyable. The pork filling was well seasoned but could be a lil bit more tender. I would like to try their sweet potato and kale spring rolls next time.

Rice Paper Rolls - kimchi, pork, kimchi mayo ($8/2pcs). My mom is not a big fan of rice paper rolls but she love the thinness of the skin, juicy fresh vegies and also the combination of pork and kim chi. I honestly, love it. Perfect for a light, refreshing lunch. Next time, I'll try their trout and avocado.

Pho - tender rare beef pho ($12). The pho comes in a mini and large size, upon ordering I forgot to specify which size I want and they give me the large size which comes in a very generous big bowl. Their pho is gluten free and no MSG, which is something they are very proud about. 

Vermicelli Salad- crispy chicken, nuoc nam ($14). By this point, we were pretty much full and have to take some home. The crispy chicken on top has a different kind of batter as the chicken ribs but has the same lightness and crispiness. The chicken inside also very tender and soft which I love and on top of that the salad comes in a very generous size which was refreshing.

Banh Mi - crispy fish, green mayo, pate, lettuce, pickled carrot, cucumber, daikon, herbs ($10). We love the bread so much that my mom wanted to buy the bread. But the crispy fish was delicious, no fishy taste or smell, light, crunchy and the green mayo was yummy. I would love to try their other banh mi next time. 

I honestly love my experience at A Little Viet, from the warm and hospitality by Sam and Hitomi to a range of delicious meal. A unique combination between a Nepalese and Japanese business collaboration, who knows that it could create a delicious Vietnamese dishes. They might not have a wide variety of menu but they ace what they have which are much better than the contrary.

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A Little Viet
+6138597 7489
441 Centre Rd
Bentleigh, VIC 3204