In 2015, Little Brother opened and brought Vietnamese lunchtime street food to their part of Little Collins Street. Their incredibly popular lunch menu was renowned for its tasty street food favourites and super-fast service, attracting lines out the door! In late December 2018 the eatery closed for 5 weeks for major renovations, re-opening in late January. The newly renovated space has introduced a new drinks and dinner menu.
We loved joining Little Brother in the for dinner where the pace is more relaxed and their new bar is open. In the evenings, the menu includes an additional range of bar snacks, alongside a full dinner menu which celebrates the freshness, flavour and lightness of Vietnamese cooking.
To start we loved the traditional Bo la lot – Exceedingly flavoursome marinated beef in betel leaves with nuoc cham. The Rice paper rolls were similarly delicious and served with thick hoisin sauce. The bun baos are a must have. We highly recommend the Soft shell crab bun bao. Fluffy steamed white baos are the perfect canvas for crispy soft shell crab boasting ethereally light batter, pickles, coriander and tamarind sauce.
For the main affair the Crying Tiger beef fillet was a crowd pleaser. Perfectly cooked slices of beef fillet was served with a refreshing Asian salad, rice crackers and drizzled with tamarind sauce.
For seafood lovers the baked salmon certainly satisfies – Generous fillet of salmon served with steamed greens and tamarind sambal.
Dessert time continues to please at Little Brother. The Vietnamese coffee pannacotta was texturally perfect which the Banana fritters were an oldie but a goodie served with luxurious pandan custard.
On the drinks menu, you can find our Vietnamese twist on popular drinks such as a Salted Caramel Vietnamese Espresso Martini made of Vodka, Kahlua, crème de cacao, Vietnamese expresso and salted coconut syrup.
Location: 429 Little Collins St, Melbourne
Phone: 03 9670 0192