7 Best Thai Cookbooks of All Time

We compare a list of Thai cookbooks based on 4 criteria. After that, we will tell you which book is the best Thai cookbook we would like to recommend.

In Search of the Best Thai Cookbooks
Inside the nutshell, Thai cuisine is the crossroads between Indian food and Chinese food. Indian food has a very strong influence on most Thai curry dishes and Thai people adapt stir-fry technique from Chinese cuisine. What makes Thai food so unique is the combination of 4 tastes, namely, sourness, sweetness, saltiness and spiciness. These tastes help to create the party in your mouth or savory taste.

To provide a cookbook recommendation,
- We evaluate each cookbook carefully and objectively.
- Existing Thai cookbook recommendations we found on the internet are evaluated.
- Each cookbook is evaluated by a both Thai and American experts.
- We use clear evaluation criteria.

In the following section, we will show you the list of top 7 Thai cookbooks together with more explanations about how we evaluate them.

7 Best Thai Cookbooks of All Time are as below:

Evaluation of Thai Cookbooks
Thai cuisine is one of the most popular cuisines in the United States and in the world. However, Thai food is quite expensive and hard to find in some areas when compared with Chinese food. If you are a Thai food lover, grabbing a cookbook and learn how to make Thai food at home is a great idea. And you can show your new skill to your friends and family. Moreover, Thai food is healthier too.

To provide cookbook suggestion,

- We read lots of articles about Thai cookbook suggestions on the internet. Then, we compile the list of all highly rated cookbooks. Duplicate entries are deleted.

- After that, we ask a team consists of both Thais and Americans to evaluate each cookbook based on criteria as below,

1. Authenticity - we know for the fact that some cookbooks are not written by experts in the field. These authors are the experts in their areas (Asian Cooking) but just want to enter this market. We can determine for sure which cookbook is authentic by looking at the photos. Lots of time, the dishes don't look like Thai cuisine at all.

2. Ease of Use -  some cookbooks focus on royal recipes which are quite difficult to execute even in Thailand

3. Ingredients - since many Thai ingredients are not available in the United States, the best cookbook should explain how to substitute and where to find important ingredients

4. The popularity of Recipes - some cookbooks are too authentic and focus heavily on regional cuisine, which is uncommon to average Thai people too.

- Finally, we make the final cut based on our opinion and feedback we get from Amazon.com.

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