Who would think you can find Vietnam cuisine in Miri?
For something different, I decided to give it a try so I went to Little Vietnam.
Lot 2492, Ground Floor, Block MCLD, Miri
It was a cozy place with simple interior decoration that infuse Vietnamese mood. I was quite excited and can’t wait to order the food. However, my enthusiasm goes down when the lady waitress has difficulties in explaining the menu to me. I think she’s a Vietnamese coz her Canton ascent sound different too. Not to spoil my mood, I choose my order based on the picture printed in the menu just to make things easy for both of us. Back in the head, I was pondering whether this place will survive with this kind of customer service.
I ordered Chicken Pho. It was served in a big portion (the bowl was bigger than my face). Separate saucers with blanched bean sprout and herbs were served together with it. To me, Chicken Pho is something like noodle soup. It has clear yet tasty smooth pork broth full with mild big onions flavor in it. I can tell the noodles are made in-house as it was fine, soft and chewy. The noodles blend perfectly with the tasty broth and the herbs.
On the other note, this was my first time to see ‘Chinese Tea Peng’ serve in a small glass. As I came here with a friend, after finishing the first glass, we requested the next glass to be serving in a bigger glass. The lady waitress nodded her head and come out with the same small glass. It’s either we have language barrier or it is just the way how it should be serve. I just hope she didn’t spit the drink.
After the meal, I had a conversation with one of the owner. Little Vietnam was setup by three partners (one of them is a Vietnam chef) and they are totally new in F&B field. When commented on their few varieties of Vietnam menu, he told me that they are looking into offering more menus as their kitchen requires extension. They are importing most of its ingredient all the way from Vietnam. No wonder the food prices are quite pricey.
Honestly, I would love to try the infamous Vietnam spring roll, unfortunately they don’t have it. 🙂
Well, all the best to Little Vietnam. Your presence in Miri had added on more choices for non halal food hunters in Miri.
How about you?
Have you been to Little Vietnam yet?