Greyhound Lands in Beijing
It began in Bangkok as a brand extension of Thailand’s Greyhound fashion label back in 1997, and soon migrated Hong Kong-ward with the launch of three Greyhound Cafes across the S.A.R. Now the Gaia Group have finally brought their popular mix of Western and Asian cuisine to the mainland with the opening of a new glass-walled space in Beijing that melds soaring ceilings, pale wood, corrugated iron and cartoon-splashed walls to contemporary-meets-industrial perfection.
Catering to tastes that span the globe, Greyhound’s breakfast offerings range from poached egg salad and potato-and-bacon omelette to noodle soup with Thai braised beef, while lunch and dinner begin with small bites of calamari fritti, salmon carpaccio and Vietnamese spring rolls. For mains, choose from the Japanese chilled soba salad with river prawns and soy dressing, or traditional Italian pasta dishes, noodles (try the Shanghainese string pork with chili), or larger plates of tenderloin steak with green curry sauce, and minced chicken with sweet basil, rice, fried egg and hot chili. Finally, select from an international dessert menu that includes French-style crepes, Thai mango with sticky rice or coconut ice sherbert, butterscotch-banana parfait, or the decadent Chocolate Fountain Cake with blood orange, berries, mousse and ice cream. Indulge!