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Sawadee ka!  I’m glad you’re here!

My name is Rachel and I love Thai food.  I started Rachel Cooks Thai as a place where I could experiment with Thai recipes, learning new ones and perfecting old ones.  The site has since grown into an online resource for Thai cuisine, featuring my favorite Thai recipes as well as personal stories, restaurant reviews, how to guides, and more!


My obsession with Thai food started after I met my true love in 2002.  He was born and raised in Thailand and was the one to introduce me to the bold, unique flavors that he grew up eating. Early on in our relationship, we spent countless hours at Thai restaurants getting acquainted with each other over plates of larb, sticky rice, and sai oua.  Later on, we moved to the kitchen, where we enjoyed each other’s company while making elaborate Thai meals.

We got married in 2014, and of course, had a fantastic Thai buffet and dessert table at our wedding.  We continue to enjoy cooking, eating, and experimenting with the wonderful world of Thai cuisine, and documenting it all on this blog.


Our recipes are featured by category on the Recipe page, and all of our other adventures with Thai food, how to guides, test kitchen experiments, gardening tips, and more are found on the Resources page.  We also have a Pantry page to help you get started in the kitchen.

I hope you give the recipes featured on this site a try and enjoy them as much as we do! Please feel free to contact us at rachelcooksthai@gmail.com if you have any questions, or just want to chat.  We’d love to hear from you!

Thanks for stopping by!

The recipes, stories, and photographs on Rachel Cooks Thai have been featured on the following sites.  In addition, Rachel was a category expert writer for the Thai food section of Answers.com from July 2013-August 2014.

DISCLAIMER AND COPYRIGHT: Please note that all photographs, stories, and recipes on this site are copyright of Rachel Cooks Thai 2010-2016, unless otherwise noted.  They may not be reprinted or published without written consent.  The information on this blog is provided for entertainment purposes only.  The author is not responsible for any damage or loss that may result directly or indirectly from the information presented here.  Please also note that, in accordance with the FTC 16 CFR, Part 255, this site uses affiliate links.