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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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
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…