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Best Thai Food Blogs & YouTube Channels

Updated: Sep 7, 2021

Interested in learning more about Thai food from the comfort of your favorite spot on the couch? Below is a list of the best online resources created by the internet's favorite Thai cuisine experts.

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Best Thai Food Vlogs and Video Content

Mom Luang Sirichalerm Svasti, aka Chef McDang of Eating Thailand

Chef McDang was born into the Royal Family of Thailand. He was educated in the United States at Georgetown University, where, after watching Julia Child on American TV, he discovered his love for cooking and teaching others about Thai cuisine. From there he turned his professional attention to the culinary arts. In 2010 he published a cookbook called The Principals of Thai Cookery, which is considered by many to be a keystone resource on the topic. His YouTube series Eating Thailand offers a fascinating look into the regional cuisine of Thailand, with in-depth explorations into food traditions and the production of unique local products. He is very prolific today on Thai TV and media, as well international media, acting as "a sort of Thai food ambassador" around the world.

Chef Pailin Chongchitnant of Hot Thai Kitchen

Pailin was born in Bangkok and moved to Vancouver for her college education in Nutrition Studies. She studied culinary arts in San Francisco and started her Youtube career concurrently. Now, many years later she is an online authority of Thai cuisine, producing high quality educational and entertaining recipe videos. She is the author of the book Hot Thai Kitchen, Demystifying Thai Cuisine with Authentic Recipes to Make at Home.

Mark Wiens of and Big on Spice

Mark is American by birth but grew up in various countries around the world. He currently lives in Bangkok with his wife, Ying, and their adorable child. His life's passion is food and travel, which he celebrates through his blog and his Youtube videos. Mark speaks fluent Thai and has cultivated a vast network in Bangkok of chefs, non-profit organizations and locals working in Thai food and hospitality. His videos are a fantastic way to learn about Thai cuisine, regional dishes and ingredients. His most recent video endeavour is called Big on Spice which explores vegan Thai food and uncommon fruits and vegetables in Thailand. His site hosts a Bangkok City Guide which focuses heavily on food experiences in the city. If you find yourself in Bangkok, you can stop by his Kaprao Restaurant, Ped Mark, where he and a few buddies are cooking up the spiciest Pad Ka Prao in Bangkok!

Chef Pailin Pantawan (Pan) of Spicy Pan

Pan was born and raised in Chiang Mai Thailand, where she currently lives and teaches cooking at Pantawan Cooking School. She produces really informative Youtube videos where she brings her audience along for Chiang Mai market tours and restaurant visits and shares the inside scoop on the top dishes of Northern Thai cuisine. Her videos are a great place to start if you're interested in learning about Northern Thai Food.

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