There is a new sister in town and she is no other than Little Sister Redondo Beach. With the success of restaurant endeavors such as Abigaile, WildCraft , Dia De Campo, Steak and Whiskey, Little Sister Manhattan Beach and Little Sister LA; Chef Tin Vuong now brings us one more special “sister” restaurant in the opening of Little Sister Redondo Beach.
Similar to their sister restaurants; Little Sister Redondo Beach brings us some fantastic cuisine of Eastern and Western cultures combined.
The menu of this new restaurant has a mixture of old favorites as well as new dishes. Regardless of an old, classic dish or a new surprise; each dish is truly innovative with a special flair of Southeast Asian flavor courtesy of Chef Tin Vuong.
My meal at this new Redondo Beach hot spot started off with the the Pan Fried E-Fu Noodle. This dish is aa favorite found at the other Little Sister restaurants.
Symbolizing long life; E-Fu noodles are often served at celebrations such as birthdays and weddings. It seemed only appropriate to have long life noodles at the grand opening of a new restaurant 😉 and this dish is indeed a reason to celebrate because it is amazing. Topped with confit shredded pork, long beans and tea egg; it was definitely full of flavor. The tea egg is meant to be broken and mixed in with the rest of the noodle. The yellow yolk once drizzled into the dish adds to the depth of flavor.
Next up after the E-Fu noodles; I tried the Goi Cuon Fresh Spring Rolls.
Spring Rolls are a classic Asian dish and Chef Tin Vuong does a superb job of offering a traditional roll with a little bit of a twist. These fresh springs rolls has pork and shrimp along with a special crispy wafer. The crunch that the wafer brings to the rolls is a surprise and one that adds a uniqueness (and deliciousness for that matter) to this rice paper entree.
The third dish I had here was my personal favorite for this visit. This dish was the “Xoi” Sticky Rice.
Xoi is a savory Vietnamese dish made from glutinous rice. Here at Little Sister their version consists of sticky rice with lap cheung, pork floss, crispy shallots, slow egg and roasted chili vinegar. The sticky rice is slightly deep fried and topped with the egg and pork. Slightly spicy and definitely savory; I really enjoyed this dish.
Little Sister is definitely not so little in terms of taste and quality. Each dish is packed with savoriness; full of unique Asian flavors. Chef Tin Vuong once said that this is the type of food he likes to eat and he is not alone because this is the type of food we like to eat too. The new sister in town plays big (sister) in terms of bringing a delicious blend of Eastern and Western cuisine.
Little Sister Redondo Beach officially opens today, May 28, 2018.
For more smiles, please see my Yelp review on Little Sister Redondo Beach.