Way back in October, we mentioned
that Little Hoi An was setting up shop in the Southside.
The former pop-up is now open and trading on Allison Street.
Your blogger had his honeymoon in Vietnam and, nearly a decade later, we still have fond memories of a squid stuffed with pork mince and herbs that we ate in Hoi An.
Mince-stuffed squid doesn't seem to be on the menu at Little Hoi An in Strathbungo but there are plenty of other options that will brighten a cold, winter day.
The menu is split into small plates, wok-fried noodle dishes, a selection of coconut and lemongrass curries plus a choice of pho.
Get your pho on
If you haven't come across pho - pronounced fuh - it is the national dish of Vietnam and it is served from breakfast to dinner in that gorgeous country.
Essentially, it is a broth-based noodle dish which diners can customise with handfuls of herbs, chilli and lime.
At Little Hoi An, their slow-cooked, six hour broth is made from beef bone marrow and chicken bones topped with spices, veg, mint, lime and noodles.
Choose between beef, prawn, chicken or a tofu and veggie version which is made with veggie broth.
The rice dishes are made with broken rice topped with pickled veg and a fried egg. This can be ordered with lemongrass chicken or sticky pork in a honey and soy sauce.
The small plates are ideal for grazing. We would happily dive into a bucket of crispy spring rolls or lemongrass chicken wings.
The salt and chilli tofu could also find a happy home in our belly.
Little Hoi An is BYOB and the Wee Beer Shop is just around the corner.
Just the ticket for anyone who woke up feeling a little bruised this morning.