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The Talad Drink & Thai Kitchen: Cheap And Authentic Thai Food In Toa Payoh

Located beside HDB Hub and reachable with just a short walking distance, The Talad & Thai Kitchen is a restaurant gem that serves authentic and affordable Thai food. I came across the restaurant purely out of impromptu while scouting the vicinity for dinner. If you know  where the well-known Tiong Bahru Pau shop is, The Talad & Thai Kitchen is just in front of it!

Talad is a small typical neighborhood eatery shop that features a modest dining area with a drink kiosk at the front entrance.  To my surprise, after much googling, I found out that Talad is in fact already quite popular for their multi-layered colored rainbow drinks – having the privilege of being featured in popular food media sites like Seth Lui, Burpple and more.

Cha Yen and Mangoon Drink

The Talad drinks are priced at just around S$3.50/S$4.00. Well, it’s not so expensive, right? A typical KOI drink nowadays cost around S$4.10 too (Referring to large green milk tea).  To quench our thirst, curiosity, as well as the desire to “Instagram”, we ordered a Cha Yen and Mangoon drink. The Cha Yen is just like your favorite Thai Milk Tea and the Mangoon is a mixture of mango juice with the blue lagoon. Interesting drink, but I reckon it will be better if they used more crushed ice. My 2 cents though.

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BBQ Squid

The BBQ Squid is served in quite a small serving but the meat is chewy and sweet. It also comes with a sauce where you can dip the meat with.

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Omelette with Prawns

I love their omelette and I will definitely recommend you to order this. At just S$6, you get a well-fried egg with fresh prawns. The frying temperature is just right, with the egg being fried still golden crisp color and not being overly fried.

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Kang Kong with Chili and Garlic

Here comes the tasty and stir-fried Kang Kong with chili and garlic. For those who don’t take spicy food, beware that this dish may be too spicy for you.

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Basil Leaf With Minced Pork

This is Nicole’s favorite dish and is a must order for us whenever we visit Bangkok. To my amaze, the taste is quite authentic. The basil leaf and minced pork go best with white rice!

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Tom Yum Seafood Soup

How can one not order Tom Yum Seafood soup when having a Thai dinner. The soup is richly flavored and comes with a generous serving of ingredients. It is not too spicy nor salty, just right.

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Getting to The Talad Drink & Thai Kitchen

Address: 190 Toa Payoh Lorong 6 #-01-520, 310190
Opening Hours: Daily from 11 am – 9 pm
Tel: 9105 0555

  • 8/10
    Quality of Food - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Customer Service - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Value for Money - 8/10
  • 6/10
    Atmosphere - 6/10


I am glad I chanced upon The Talad Drink & Thai Kitchen for dinner. Our bill comes at just around S$10 per pax and I will say that it’s pretty worthwhile considering the quality of food we are getting.

Overall, I will recommend you to try The Talad Drink & Thai Kitchen if you are craving for authentic Thai food next time! If opportunity permits, I will be back to try out more dishes to update this post. Till then…

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