Greyhound Cafe // Best of Modern Thai with a Twist in Manila!


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Greyhound Cafe is known for modern authentic Thai with a twist inspired by their fashion roots and Bangkok street food vibe, elevating Thai food on the global stage. The flagship SM Aura branch recently was awarded the Thai SELECT Authentic Seal of approval, which means they source their ingredients from Thailand, they have a Thai chef ensuring quality in the kitchen, and they provide the Royal Thai Brand of hospitality.

We tried Greyhound Cafe Philippines three times already, and these are our favorites.


ABOUT GREYHOUND CAFE

From Fashion to food, Thailand’s Greyhound Cafe is more than just a Thai restaurant.

Like Bangkok, Greyhound Café offers a Taste of Modern Contradictions and Chili Fish Sauce, Flair with Creative Chaos Where East Meets West, Traditional Meets International, Street Meets Couture, all fused together in a beautiful chaotic way.

It is modern Bangkok served on a plate to be explored and enjoyed.

With the aim to uplift Thai food with a twist, Greyhound Café has collaborated with Viva International Food and Restaurants, Inc., by bringing Bangkok’s favorite restaurant to the Philippines. The first ever Greyhound Café PH store opened last February 6, 2022 at SM Aura Premier, Taguig.

Greyhound Café now has a network of more than 40 stores around Asia and as far as London to put Thai food on the global stage.

Greyhound Café Philippines
Upper Ground Floor, SM Aura Premier, 26th Street, Corner McKinley Pkwy, Taguig
FB: Greyhound Café PH
IG: @greyhoundcafe.ph
Visit https://greyhoundcafe.com.ph/

Thai Ambassador to the Philippines Tull Traisorat awarded the Thai Select certificate to Viva Foods VP Maria Lourdes De Castro last August, 18, 2022 at Greyhound Philippines SM Aura Branch.

About Thai SELECT
The Department of International Trade Promotion, Ministry of Commerce, the Royal Thai Government has launched the “Thai SELECT” program to certify and promote authentic Thai cuisine around the world.

It is a seal of approval granted to Thai restaurants (both overseas and local Thai restaurants that serve authentic Thai food) and processed Thai food products. 

Greyhound Cafe Menu: Soup | Salad | Asian with a Twist | All Time Favorite Appetizers | Appetizers (Born in Bangkok) | Thai & Asian Favorite | More Appetizers | Sandwich & Burger | Eat Main Dish | Main Dish (Born in Bangkok) | Noodles Soup | Noodles | Pasta | Pasta & Rice | Specialty Rice | Vegetarian Lover | Specialty Vegetarian

Drinks & Desserts | Drinks | Float, Granita, Healthy Cocktail | More Dessert Anyone? | Cakes & Thai Dessert | Ice-Cream and Parfait

I remember during my first time at Greyhound Cafe I didn’t know what to order because the menu was so extensive and everything looked good in their magazine-type menu. After going back to the restaurant three-times in a span of 6 months, here are our faves.


GREYHOUND CAFE FOOD

Salmon Sashimi in Spicy Hot Sauce (₱380)
Sliced fresh salmon topped with Greyhound’s spicy lime sauce. This dish has been the top seller of our chart since day one.

Not your usual starting Thai appetizer, but the quality of the salmon and the spicy lime sauce are just perfect to start your Greyhound Cafe journey.

Greyhound Famous Fried Chicken Wings (₱390)
Crispy single bone wings marinated in Thai fish sauce, fried ’til golden. A special recipe from one of our friends’ family that we grew up with.

This is very addicting—crispy bone wings, not too oily and marinated in a nice Thai fish sauce.

Complicated Noodles (₱360)
Noodle sheets + fresh lettuce leaves + minced pork sauce + chili sauce. You need to do a bit of work here but every bite is worth it.

DIY lettuce wrap with noodle sheet, minced pork and green chili sauce. Loved this interactive healthy appetizer that kids can also enjoy.

Beef Massamun Curry (₱680)
Intense in flavor, our beef massamun curry is served with Roti Bread. Perfect Combination!

One of our favorites because of the thick curry sauce where you can dip the roti bread.

Fried Tons of Crab Meat with Rice (₱590).
Fried garlic and tons of crab meat with Jasmine rice served with clear soup.

If you were to order rice, indulge in this garlic fried rice topped with lots of crab meat.

Weeping Hunters (₱790)
Medium grilled beef Rib eye on sliced cucumbers topped with crispy holy basil leaves and our signature spicy pesto sauce. A uniquely rare dish even hunters will cry for more.

Rache loved these chunks of meat served on a cucumber and topped with pesto sauce and basil leaves. It was a good way to enjoy the meat without the carbs. Good pasalubong for your loved ones at home.

GHC Fiery Bowl (₱590)
Flat rice noodles in the famous Thai spicy and sour Tom Yum soup with Tiger prawns.

Unapologetically spicy. Light sour soup with tiger prawns and fat rice noodles in it.

Pad Thai with Fresh Shrimp (₱450)
Stir-fried Thai rice noodles with tamarind sauce and fresh shrimps served with crushed peanuts and chili powder.

Their pad thai was good too. It was served with additional sugar, chili, lime, and fish sauce to balance the flavor. Always finish with a fresh zest of lime to bring out the flavors.

The Famous Muay Thai Grilled Chicken (₱690)
The legendary grilled turmeric herbal whole chicken straight from the famous BKK boxing alley served with Somtum and Jaew Sauce. Just to give you the perfect upper punch!

A complete meal with som tum, pandan rice, and grilled turmeric chicken with jaew sauce.

Red Snapper Mango (₱1,580)
Thai style grilled whole red snapper with rice vermicelli, vegetables, and flavorful herbal Mango sauce. Wrap and enjoy!

Order the grilled red snapper for something healthy and special for your meal.


DRINKS & DESSERTS

Thai Iced Tea with Milk / Bubble (₱250 / ₱310)

Good balanced flavor; you can still taste the tea with the milk. Add bubbles if you like.

Fruit Shaky Yoghurt (₱300)
Orange, Banana, Pineapple, Apple, Yoghurt

The kids loved this fruity yogurt shake.

Cherry Soda Float (₱220)

Sometimes, you just want to indulge in a good soda float with the kids on your cheat day.

Sticky Rice + Mango Parfait (₱250)
Coconut sherbet, coconut milk, sticky rice, and fresh mango.

Your classic Thai mango sticky rice dessert served a la mode with coconut ice cream and milk.

Bubble Sour (₱310)

For something bubbly and sour, drink this to enjoy and refresh the palate.

Thai Tea Crepe Cake (₱440)
Very soft and thin Thai tea crepes, layered with fresh cream. Served together with scrumptious Thai tea sauce.

Thai milk tea in mille crepe form with layers of thin pancakes and fresh cream.

Passion Cake (₱390)
Bite into the freshness of summer with our refreshing creation packed with zesty tastes, creamy greek yogurt and passion fruit mousse. It’s a bite TO DIE FOR.

For something happy, fruity and sunny, try the passion fruit cake.

Young Coconut Crepe Cake (₱250)
Light and thin crepes layered with fresh cream and fresh coconut meat.

Buko cake with young coconut meat and fresh cream in between the crepes.

Tiramisu Cake (₱360)
The Irresistible soft and creamy Mascarpone, Kahlua filling, Espresso and dark chocolate coffee cake straight from coffee heaven.

We love tiramisu. This was served in cake form with the usual tiramisu ingredients.

Sea Salt Caramel Chocolate Cake with Vanilla Cream (₱410)
A perfect combination of devil’s food cake, chocolate fudge and sea salt, caramel, topped with caramel-ganache and strawberry

Sometimes you just want to end with a good chocolate cake.


FINAL THOUGHTS

Overall, we love the modern Thai food concept with a creative twist that still stays true to the flavors and uses Thai ingredients as certified by the Thai SELECT seal. I must admit I never really understood the modern Thai concept until after my third visit.

I would go back for the Famous Fried Chicken Wings, Beef Massamun Curry, Weeping Hunters, GHC Fiery Bowl, The Famous Muay Thai Grilled Chicken and Fried Tons of Crab Meat with Rice. The kids loved the playful drinks, parfaits and cakes. Budget about ₱800/head.

Congratulations to Greyhound Cafe Philippines for getting awarded with the Thai Select certification. They are opening at malls near you—The Podium, SM Mall of Asia, and Powerplant Mall in Rockwell.

Greyhound Café Philippines
Upper Ground Floor, SM Aura Premier, 26th Street, Corner McKinley Pkwy, Taguig
FB: Greyhound Café PH
IG: @greyhoundcafe.ph
Visit https://greyhoundcafe.com.ph/

Live an Awesome Life with Christ,

Founder & Digital Creator, Our Awesome Planet

Disclosure: Our Awesome Planet is an official tour partner of Mercury Bhutan Travel. I wrote this article with my biases, opinions, and insights.

P.S. Congrats! It was impressive how the Thai Ambassador himself awarded the Thai SELECT certificate. We can learn a lot from our Thailand brothers on how particular they are when it comes to quality and the experience of the Thai brand with the five senses. Galing!

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