Friday, 29 December 2017

Greyhound Café

It has been more than a year since Greyhound Café opened in Singapore, on the 1st floor of Paragon. If you are looking for a nice quiet place to chillax in the midst of bustling Orchard (what an oxymoron) and have deep pockets to burn a hole in, this is it. Nice  because of the chic industrial modern minimalist décor with a "glasshouse" in the middle, graphic printed walls and zinc sheets. Quiet, probably due to the prices with items on the menu at double or triple that in Bangkok and higher than most other Thai restaurants here. Says a lot when we can easily get seats without prior reservations for dinner on a weekend, doesn't it? Started as a fashion label in 1980 and expanded into the food business two decades ago with presence now also in Hong Kong, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur and London among others.

My dining companions and I shared an appetiser of the recommended Crispy Sweet Corn with Crab Meat, which lived up to its name of being crispy, but was a tad oily. Also as its name suggested, the corn was sweet though I could not discern the crab meat in it. My order of Miss Saigon would be too spicy if I were to pour in the entire accompanying jug of Thai sweet and sour sauce. As a result of me going easy on the sauce, the rice vermicelli or mee hoon ended up too dry (useful to serve a small bowl of non-spicy soup alongside). Could neither rave about the grilled pork nor fault the shrimp balls. The boiled shrimps were succulent and I loved the crushed peanuts sprinkled on top. In contrast, the fish balls were bland.

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