I have heard nothing but great things from Rotterdammers when it came to Little V. I was super excited to check it out because I know nothing of Rotterdam (literally my life is in Amsterdam). After several attempts of making reservations, we finally got a table at 18:30, on Wednesday. Needless to say, it went great.
Little V is a Vienamese restaurant located in the Hague and Rotterdam. The concept of the restaurant is more ‘shared dining’ and that does translate to little plates for you to share with others. It’s good for people who want to try many different things, or for those on diet and then you get to have little everything.
Bun Rieu Little V (EUR 7.95) Crab bouillon with crab meatball, shrimps, Vietnamese beef porkpie, and vermicelli. Rating 8/10.
The food is really flavourful and the size ended up not mattering that much. If you’re not sure on what to order, in the menu they also offer pre-picked stuff, like for example you can pay € 12.75 and you get 4 different types of appetizers (not sure whether you can pick which one you want though, I think it’s a surprise).
Left: Cai Xao Toi (EUR 5.50) Stir-fry Choy Sum with Garlic and Tofu. Rating 8/10. Right: Ca Kho To (EUR 13.75) Seabass with Caramel sauce. Rating 8/10 Top: Com Trang / White Rice (EUR 1.75)
Overall the food was delicious. We had three plates for the two of us and it actually filled us up (but don’t take my word for it because my boyfriend and I usually eat relatively little). I love the choy sum (if you haven’t had that, it’s kind of like bok choy, or the leafy greens you usually get in Chinese restaurants), I basically finished most of it while my boyfriend indulged in the seabass. They use a lot of fresh ingredients and lots of different herbs.
Green Tea Pot (EUR 3.75)
Indeed healthy, flavourful and well-priced food (as mentioned on their website)
Little V Rotterdam is good for after-work drinks/dining out with friends
Price point around EUR 18.5 (for one drink, one main + one vegetable, and shared appetizer)
Value for money 8/10
The place is well decorated and busy- and I really recommend that you make reservations (you can do so here).
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“Dinner at Little V is about getting to know the culture of the south- Vietnamese cuisine. The history of the nation has left a rich mark on the dinning culture. With influences reaching from China to Indonesia and even France, the Vietnamese cuisine combines the best of all! The use of ginger, lemongrass, lots of fresh herbs and peppers gives the food its complex flavors. This all makes for healthy, flavorful and well-priced food.”