From the moment you step into this trendy monochrome themed restaurant set in the heart of shopper’s heaven Bukit Bintang, you know you’re in for a treat. A place that is as cosy as it is luxurious, Greyhound Café serves up exciting and amazingly authentic Thai cuisine with a twist. Born in Bangkok, the brand has grown to include branches in Hong Kong and China, with this being the first branch in Southeast Asia outside of Thailand. It is in part thanks to creativity and innovation, as well as attention to detail that the brand has succeeded so far. The décor is quirky and hip, the walls embellished with drawings of a well-groomed man and the interior furnished with hanging plants, while suspended LED balls lend a relaxed, casual atmosphere. One feels at home here, amid the playful doodles on the plates and the pink neon quotes on the staff uniforms that tell you in Thai to have a great meal or to request recommended dishes. The atmosphere is casual and trendy Lots of surprises to be found around the café Excellent service staff – and just look at those quotes! The food is as creatively devised, incorporating elements from different cuisines, putting a fresh spin on the usual Thai favourites. A new take on a popular Thai street food, the Greyhound Famous Fried Chicken Wings have been touted as the most-ordered dish and it is easy to see why. The chicken wings manage to be crispy, crunchy but without the oiliness factor. Meanwhile, the Salmon Sashimi will have you cleaning up the plate in no time. The secret to its success lies in the Thai special sauce, a delectable tangy and garlic infused dressing. Another great appetiser is the Complicated Noodle, a fun starter that arrives on a wooden board, complete with lettuce, rice noodle sheets, minced chicken and another zesty dip. The idea is to create your own miniature noodle bites, adding as much sauce or meat as takes your fancy. Greyhound Famous Fried Chicken Wings Salmon Sashimi in Spicy Hot SauceSandwich in a Bowl Salad As for the main courses, no one should leave without trying the Spicy Spaghetti Thai Style or the amusingly named Fried Tons of Crabmeat Rice. The former is a great twist on an Italian classic (because who doesn’t love pasta) while the latter takes an already delicious Thai staple and betters it by adding a generous amount of fluffy crabmeat. Fried Tons of Crabmeat RiceSpicy Spaghetti Thai Style After all that, don’t forget to save some room for the desserts because they are sublime. Greyhound offers quite the spread (literally, as the sweet treats are displayed in a glass case by the bar). The top picks are the Fresh Coconut Crepe Cake and Sea Salt Caramel Chocolate Cake, which are both beautifully put together, while the Sticky Rice Mango Parfait is an unusual delight, replacing the standard coconut milk with a refreshing coconut sorbet. Sea Salt Caramel Chocolate CakeFresh Coconut Crepe Cake
WHERE Lot 2, Ground Floor, 101 Jalan Bukit Bintang
TIMES 10am-11pm (Mon-Thur) and 10am-12am (Fri-Sat).