Little Grill Vietnamese Cafe is one of the latest cafes that had opened on Albany Highway in Vic Park, where Maple Crepes Cafe once stood. Its origin is of the Little Lang Nuong (LLN) in Girrawheen and I had thought this was its second store after finding a leaflet of this at the Girrawheen shopping centre but chatting to the owner, I was informed that the former has closed down and this is their brand new store! I remembered I was excited when I first found out Little Grill is opening in Vic Park as the food at Little Lang Nuong was really good and it is awesome now it has moved much closer to me! When I told the owner I was a fan of LLN she became quite excited and said she will be expecting to see me at Little Grill more often. For sure! There are still many dishes I wanted to try after tonight’s meal!
Having just came back from China and with an almost empty fridge and insufficient time to grocery shop, we headed to Little Grill for dinner tonight. Little Grill is located next to the semi-new Pepper Lunch and the gift shop, the Good Store. It has a few seating at the front of shop but a wider floor at the back for quieter atmosphere. We were seated at the front as the cafe was still quite empty. Early dinner! The decor was simple but clean with a nice feel.
For drinks, I had the Vietnamese Iced Coffee with condensed milk ($5) while mum ordered the Salted Kumquat (plum lemon) ($5). The Vietnamese Iced coffee hit the spot, really good!
We just wanted something simple after our overindulgence in China. Trying to be good this year we food! We had:
- Bun Nem Lui – Vietnamese meat with noodles ($12) – I got hooked on trying “nem” after my friend’s vivid description of how good it is, not the healthiest kind but the oh so good kind! I have yet to try her’s mum “nem” which she said is amazing but the ones here which were skewered and grilled were pretty tasty! I had requested for egg noodle with this which they willingly obliged. It usually comes with vermicelli noodles. There were lots of greens and herbs with this which were to my delight.
- Com Tam – Broken Rice ($12) with their special pork chop, fried egg and “nem”. Mum’s order and she said it was great! Didn’t manage to try this as I’m down with the cold and didn’t want to contaminate the food. It looked good.
So this was our first meal in the New Year. Simple and sweet and very satisfying! Hope yours are great too!
The prices at Little Grill are reasonable although I did find a subtle difference in the size of the dishes. The rent is probably more expensive in Vic Park than in Girrawheen. No complaints here. I will definitely be back to try the Pho and the Banh Xeo (yes they have Banh Xeo!). We wanted to try the Stuffed Chicken wing too but was too full. I did spied two other tables ordering this. Another dish to note for the next round!
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars