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Talalask - Central World Mall

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Central Food Hall, 7th floor, Central World Shopping Mall, 494 Rajdamri Rd, Bangkok, Thailand, 10330

Veggie food stall on the 7th floor of the mall -- go through the supermarket at the front of Central Food Hall, Talalask counter is in the food court at the back. Serves mock meats, Chinese soups, stir-fried dishes. Feb 2015 reported Carbonara is the only non-vegan dish (dairy).

Category: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Chinese, Thai, Take-out

Reviews (26)

First Review by Agenda

Talalask - Central World, Bangkok - Edit

As per what some others have said I struggled to find this place easily. I've submitted an update for the listing now that will hopefully make it easier for others to find.

Directions:-

1) Go to the Central World Mall
2) Go to the 7th floor
3) At one of the 7th floor is a big retail area labelled with a big sign saying, "Central Food Hall"
4) Go through the supermarket at the front of Central Food Hall
5) Talalask is at the back in the area behind the supermarket as are some other food counters

The food is tasty and inexpensive. They only had around 8 dishes on the menu at the time I was there. Via a bilingual Thai lady we asked if the mock meats contained egg or dairy. We were told that they don't. Also we were told that cream in the creamy pumpkin dishes was coconut cream rather than dairy cream.

Pros: Vegan friendly, Tasty and inexpensive


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Odd flavors, hard to find - Edit

I had a lot of trouble finding this place! On the 7th floor of the Central World shopping center, look for the Flavour Foodcourt. It's not a restaurant, it's a food court area in which you're given a card when you enter and you pay for everything put on the card when you leave. I had to go through a grocery area to get to it. Talalask isn't written anywhere visible, to find the place go to the left corner of the food court, to the left of the windows overlooking the park. They have a yellow sign with a Chinese character near the register which means they're veg, and some menu items have ingredients like veg meat.

I had the Gaeng Aom, the Spagetties Khi Mao and the Kra Pro Pla Pad Sha. They were pretty good, but had somewhat unusual flavors, the flavour profile want balanced right. The second tasted mostly of anise, the third had much too much peppercorn, the first I'm not sure what it had too much of. I also had the sausages, which were just plain mock meat, that was fine. The exception was the Pad Thai, which was delicious. Most dishes were about 80 baht.

So generally I wasn't thrilled with the food, but it's not bad.

Updated from previous review on Sunday October 04, 2015

Updated from previous review on Sunday October 04, 2015


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most delicious Vegetarian food I ever eat in Bangkok - Edit

I am visiting this place a lot, located in central world 7th floor in the food court. there is no vegetarian written in the restaurant, but i recognize the chinese letter is shu (vegetarian).

The menu using both thai and english and have a picture too.The foods is very delicious and the taste is perfect. I am also recommended mixed fruit ice dessert in this food court.

Pros: delicious , many variations


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good flavours - Edit

i got a bit lost finding this, but glad i persisted
had a delicious tofu larb and some other thing whose name i can't remember
both were full of flavour and heat, and cost 120 baht

Pros: good location, good flavour


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Better than the rest - Edit

It's a food court, but it's nicer than curry-on-rice stalls (khao gaeng) as they make the food on order. They get the touch of taste for simple dishes. If you crave roti here you'll find it.

Pros: Reasonable price, fast, easily accessed if shopping


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Not bad - Edit

(Confirmed open as of the end of December, 2014.)

Another vegetarian food court stall in a supermarket. However, this one has more variety and higher prices (50-90 baht). The taste is not amazing but not bad either. Portions can be a bit small for those who come really hungry.

The stall is on the left side of the food court, and the food court itself is located behind supermarket, on 7F.

Pros: various dishes, good location

Cons: portions could be bigger, staff speaks limited English


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nice vegan food stall in shopping mall - Edit

located in Flavor Food Court on 7 th floor ... get card at entrance then pay on way out ... stall friendly with basic English ... good VEGAN food at moderate price given location in food court ... portion size small to medium

Pros: It's vegan, in the food court


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Delicious food - Edit

Delicious and varied food. The café is located on the 7th floor the Central World Plaza at the very end of the hall for food, payment is due on the card with the deposit. The food is a vegan fish and shrimp, bacon and sausages, soups etc. There are ready-made food, you can also order food from a pictures. We really liked here.

Pros: Delicious food, Good location


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Best Vegan Food in SE Asia - Edit

I love this place. I would frequently eat here twice per day while in Bangkok. Everything I ever ordered was super tasty. The staff was always accommodating and friendly. The most expensive thing on the menu was119 Baht.It can be a little difficult to locate, mostly because the mall and food court are just so big.If you are vegan and in Bangkok this is a must.

Pros: Great Food, Price/Value, Geographic Location

Cons: A bit hard to find the first time


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Small portions and mostly mock meats - Edit

This was probably my least favourite and most expensive vegetarian/ vegan eatery in Bangkok. It is in the corner of a very clean and sterile food hall in the very upmarket Central World Plaza shopping centre. The portions were very small and choice was mainly mock meats and fewer vegetables. My rice and mock fish bits plus a few green leaves was 65 TBH. You have to point out to the staff serving what you want by showing them the photos of dishes on display.
Updated from previous review on Tuesday April 01, 2014

Pros: clean

Cons: small portions, expensive


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Fabulous Vegan Only Thai Food - Edit

A must. Pleasant view over city. Jay food, so no garlic, I believe. Lovely people working there.

Pros: Pure, Flavourful, Staff

Cons: Gioza Lack Garlic, In A Mall


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Tasty, good value, surprisingly nice atmosphere - Edit

Talalask is arguably the best of the mall food court options in Bangkok. It serves all plant-based food, cooked fresh to order (unlike many mall stalls where food is cooked in big batches and served buffet style). The menu is somewhat limited but has reasonable variety (noodles, stir fries, one curry). Both brown and white rice are available (and the brown had good flavor and texture).

The two dishes i sampled were tasty and well-prepared. There were also very (authentically) spicy. I'm a person who enjoys a fair bit of spice, but i had to remove all the chilis, and even then it was about as hot as i could comfortably eat. Moral of the story: if you like yours on the milder side, ask them to hold the chili (and that won't be difficult, even if you don't speak Thai, because you'll see them them chopping fresh chilis to prepare your order, and you can simply point to the chili and make it clear that you don't want any).

At 70-80 Baht for most dishes, the prices are quite reasonable considering the freshness and the location.

The food court was less crowded and noisy than others, and has some seats by the windows with pleasant 7th-floor views over Bangkok, making it actually a pretty nice place to eat.

Pros: Tasty and authentic, good value, all plant-based


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VEGAN AND DELICIOUS - Edit

I don't get some of the other reviews suggesting that this place is expensive. How cheap can they get before they are giving the food away? Because of language issues it can be difficult to find vegan food in Bangkok. This place is a sure thing -- you don't need to worry about fish sauce or egg being used, for example. They have a sign on the counter saying "100% vegetarians". I visited late morning and the food hall was quiet, clean and empty. I had no difficulty finding utensils and when I ordered in English the staff clearly understood me. If you want a cheap, easy and tasty vegan meal while shopping in Bangkok you can't go wrong here.

Pros: Cheap, Fresh and Tasty


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amazing it is! - Edit

Location update: it's in the back of the food hall, walk through the supermarket till 'Flavour Foodcourt'. The stall is near entrance, the last one in the row. Dishes from 50 baht.

Review: amazing taste! They do dishes you find with meat on the street, like Hainan chicken and rice, or grilled duck. Huge variety of mushrooms, if you don't like mock.
Updated from previous review on Tuesday July 09, 2013

Pros: delicious, cheap


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Nice little surprise.... - Edit

Located on level 7 of Central World's food hall, its a nice little surprise for us. We were staying at the Centara and thought we're stuck with burgers or had to go elsewhere. Instead, we've got a nice little base here. Basically, it's like the other food stall dotted around. Cheap, nice, Vegan food. Try their chicken rice, but be early though, it sells out quick.
Love their Thai style spaghetti.
By the way, this is one of three

Pros: Food, Price, Location

Cons: Range


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Talalask Vegan Stall in Food Court - Edit

The Central Mall is ridiculously HUGE and has several food areas and stalls so it's worth noting that Talalask is a stall within the Food Court - this is a separate Court on 7th Floor with food stalls arranged around a seating area with red-orange chairs. At the entrance you are given a plastic card like a credit card that the stallholders can add your purchases to and you pay for everything at the exit.

Talalask is not well marked. We found them in the corner at the end of the row of stalls to the left of the entrance. The food pictures had "talalask" in one corner each which was the only indication we had that we had found the right place!

Most of the signs are in Thai but It's easy to order as they have pictures of the dishes in front of the stall with the prices and everything is vegan. Some dishes were made fresh to order but there were also some curries on hot plates.

We had jumbo noodles pad thai with tofu and fake meats, steamed rice and a spicy mock-meat curry, and got some drinks from another stall. Prices are pretty cheap: 50-75 baht per main dish and the portions were generous. The really fat jumbo noodles were good and everything had lots of flavour.

Pros: Vegan, Range of dishes, Price

Cons: Hard to find, Need better signs!


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Vegetarian world - Edit

Enter the foodcourt and proceed to the far left corner. All the dishes are pictured in front of the stall. Just point at what you want, staff does not speak English. Really delicious food. A little more expensive than other foodcourts, but still cheap. A variety of Thai and Isaan dishes.

Pros: Price, Delicious


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Back corner food court - Edit

Small stall up the back corner of level 7 food court. It's in the part where you get a card to rack up all you meals with.

English isn't too good but easy enough to point at things if your out of luck.

Rice with 2 dishes was about $1.50usd for a huge plate. Get the mushroom sticks as well. Great for a mock quick meal


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Good variety of Thai and Isaan food - Edit

They've recently expanded their menu and now offer a good variety of Thai, Isaan (Northeastern Thai) and also some Western options. I would recommend any Isaan option for a real Thai experience (only if you love reeeeally spicy food!)

As commented by other reviewers, some dishes are a bit expensive (max 120 baht), but they also offer some cheaper options. For lunch, besides the fixed options on the menu, you can also choose among 3 pre-made dishes for a cheaper meal (2 options + rice = 60 baht).

In the same food court, there's another stall selling vegetarian papaya salad (som tum jee) and sticky rice. It's a good alternative too, though this stall is not specifically for vegetarian food.

Pros: vegetarian versions of isaan dishes, good variety, good view over Pathum Wanaram temple

Cons: food court (can be packed and noisy)


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Nice choice and vegan - Edit

This stall name "Talalask" located on central food hall at Central world 7th fl.
Vegetarian food all year, more menu now and a portion a bit big[for me].
Mostly Thai and chinese dishes but also has few western dishes nowaday. Some dish especially soup maybe a bit salty but if you don't like you can tell the staff when you order.
Mock meat varieties available. Non dairies....so it's another good choice for vegan when anyone want to find veg food in the department store.
About the price.....not that cheap but can be understood due to the location.
Clean


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Neither cheap or tasty - Edit

I wanted to find a veg stall on foud courts in Central World. And I did. But the food there wasn't cheap or tasty. It's salty, portions are small. The prices are higher than usual, about 60-80 per dish. Stalls nearby aren't cheap as well. Maybe, it's just the place. Utensils aren't easy to find as well. No tissues. No toilet on food court.

Cons: Salty, Small portions, Not comfortable overall


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