7 Best Thai Cookbooks of All Time

We will present to you the list of best Thai cookbooks of all time. After that, we will explain how we identify the best Thai cookbook and the evaluation criteria.

In order to come up with the list of best Thai cookbooks,

- We evaluate each cookbook based on 4 criteria, namely, authenticity, ingredient substitutions, the popularity of recipes and level of difficulty.

- All existing Thai cookbook recommendations are evaluated by both Thai and American experts.

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.

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 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. Ingredient Substitution - 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

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

4. Level of Difficulty -  some cookbooks focus on royal recipes which are quite difficult to execute even in Thailand

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

Have you ever use the best Thai cookbook on this list?