Long Time No ‘V’ . . .

With another puppy-sitting gig on the schedule for this weekend, Jan and I were out the door by 11am, heading up to Brandi’s in Katy, about  90 minutes away. Brandi, Lowell, and Landon are spending the weekend with friends out in Colorado so we’re on dog-duty again, just like last weekend.

When we got there we let the dogs out and then brought all our stuff inside. Then with the dogs back in, we headed back out to have lunch at a long-time local favorite of ours, Little V’s Vietnamese Bistro.

We’ve been eating here for years since Brandi and Lowell introduced it to us. It doesn’t hurt that it’s only about 5 minutes away from both their old and their new houses.

The last time we ate here was back in October, and the time before that was the previous March, right before we left on our big out West trip. In between those two times, Tuen, the original owner had sold the place so we were anxious to check it out.

And as we left we all agreed that although it was really delicious, it wasn’t quite up to Tuen’s ownership. So Jan and I were interested in seeing what had happened in the last 6 months.

And things had changed, but for the good. They seemed to have taken the same dishes and improved them by putting their own spin on them. We started out with an order of the Pork Spring Rolls.


Last time we didn’t that the wrapper was a lot chewy than before. But now the wrapper was perfect, and they had more of the crispy pork strips in them.

Jan went with her favorite Curry Chicken, which she said was as good as ever.

Little V Chicken Curry

I of course got my usual Shaking Beef Vermicelli Bowl (still don’t know why the beef is shaking tho.).

Little V's Shaking Beef

Last time, the beef, which was normally  melt-in-your-mouth tender, was pretty chewy. But the tenderness is back, and even better, it’s got bigger pieces of beef, and more of them.

And we always a dish of their homemade Soy Ginger Sauce. Really amazing flavor.

Little V's Ginger Sauce

Neither one of us could finish our entrée’s, so we both had take-home containers. And because of that, we decided to bypass ordering our normal Crème Brûlée Spoons. But as it turned out, we didn’t have a choice.

When the young lady brought our check she also brought an order of two Crème Brûlée spoons. It seems they now include them with the meal, since we saw other tables getting them too. So it wasn’t just that we were special.

Tomorrow we’ll lounge around until about 6, then head home. Thinking about having dinner at the Plucker’s Chicken place down in Webster, but we’ll see.

Thought for the Day: 

“It’s always darkest before the dawn. So if you’re going to steal your neighbor’s newspaper, that’s the time to do it.”



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