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Best Thai Cookbooks for Beginners

If you are interested in learning the cooking techniques of making authentic Thai food, a cookbook would come in handy. We’ve come up with a list of the best cookbooks that will help you set a successful meal on your table. With these books, you’ll make your cooking experience easy with tried and tested recipes.

Rosa’s Thai Cafe: The Cookbook

This book was published on February 2015 by Mitchell Beazley. Saiphin Moore is the author of the book. It has more than 100 recipes focused on traditional Thai cooking features and techniques.

Rosa's Thai Cafe: The Cookbook
In keeping with its contemporary twist on authentic Thai cuisine (sometimes based on western ingredients), Rosa's Thai Cafe celebrates traditional Thai cooking techniques and features over

The styles and methods of cooking Thai food are authentic. The cookbook contains a variety of dishes, including the Rosas menu, regional dishes put together by saiphin from her home trips, and her family’s favourites dishes. Examples of recipes you can find in the book include soft shell crab, salad, homemade sriracha sauce, beef massaman curry, mangoes with sticky rice, Larb spring rolls and many others.

The hardcover of Rosa’s Thai cafe cookbook has 224 pages. The language of the book is simple English that anyone can understand.

Pros
  • The book has easy recipe steps to follow
  • The recipes are simple for beginners
  • The quality of the book is worth the money
  • The book is easy to read and understand
Cons
  • The black printing on a dark red background on the book’s index may be challenging to read for people who have sight difficulties
  • Ingredients can be impossible to find when you don’t have a Thai supermarket near you.

Bangkok Thai: The Busaba Cookbook

The book was published in October 2018 by spheres in the English language. It is authored by Busaba, a modern Bangkok dining week with 13 restaurants in the suburbs and the capital of Bangkok. Busaba has worn consumer and trade awards several times.

Bangkok Thai: The Busaba Cookbook
Busaba is modern Bangkok dining. Having opened its first restaurant on London's Wardour Street in 1999, the chain now has 13 restaurants across the capital and its suburbs, with a number of locations winning consumer and trade awards.

Bangkok Thai is one of the best books for the beginner of the cookery. The book has Morton 100 tried, tested, and loved recipes that an amateur chef can work on by following the easy steps instructions. The wide range of recipes, including wok noodles, soups, curries and chargrills, salads Asian inspired desserts and cocktails. You can use the book recipes to spice up your cold winter nights.

You do not need to look for specialist food shops since the book is developed for home cooks in mind. The ingredients included in the recipes are easy to obtain. With a book in your hands, you can get hacks and shortcuts to make South East Asia taste without confusion and enjoying the cooking moments.

This is not cover of the book has 272 pages packed with useful information.

Pros
  • The book has easy to make recipes
  • The book has recipe photographs to make it more attractive and appealing
  • Wide variety of recipes
  • It is easy to modify the recipes
  • The book is affordable and worth your money
Cons
  • Some recipes can be too spicy for those who take little spices.

Simple Thai Food: Classic Recipes from the Thai Home Kitchen

This book was published in June 2014 by Ten Speed Press in the English language. The Author Leela Punyaratabandhu is a writer of many cookbooks, including flavours of the South East Asian grill. The simple diet food cookbook has a hardcover and Kindle edition.  Her book recipe that shows that Thai cooks can also take shortcuts in their processes and still achieve great results.

Simple Thai Food: Classic Recipes from the Thai Home Kitchen
Simple Thai Food: Classic Recipes from the Thai Home Kitchen Kindle Edition

The book presents tested tweaked recipes from Thailand. With simple and easy steps to follow to make food, the busiest Americans can make preparations for this food at their home. The book has different chapters that highlight the tools and the critical ingredients required to make the foods. It has classic rice accompaniments, base recipes, Thai sweets, and one plate meal. With this simple book, a beginner can use to try and make Thai foods.

The recipes have familiar Classics such as pad Thai with shrimp, Pork Satay with peanut sauce, and Tom Yup soup. The book also has other favourite foods such as fried fish, son-in-law eggs, and Green Mango salad. The book’s hardcover has 240 pages and compact, making it lightweight to carry around.

Pros
  • Easy to follow cookbook
  • The has clear and friendly instructions
  • The book is authentic and with tasty recipes
  • The beautiful pictures in the book can help you quickly select a recipe you wanted to prepare.
Cons
  • It can be challenging to find the ingredients when you’re not near a Thai supermarket.

Wagamama Feed Your Soul: Fresh+ Simple Recipes from the Wagamama Kitchen

The book can be bought into forms that are there Kindle edition or hard copy. Wagamama feels your soul was published in English by Kyle books in September 2019. The book is authored by Wagamama Limited, a global brand that many people love. The book has over 70 collections of Wagamama favourites. Wagamama bases its recipes on the principle of balance simplicity and egalitarianism.

Wagamama Feed Your Soul: Fresh+ Simple Recipes from the Wagamama Kitchen
Feed Your Soul encourages mindful cooking - taking the time to appreciate and enjoy creating and eating these dishes is key. Methods for preparing your own homemade ramen noodles, kimchee, sauces and stocks are shared, so your dishes can be created entirely by you. We can't always spare the time to make everything from scratch, so you'll also find speedy, nutritious and simple recipes, as well as ingredient swaps and hacks.

The organisation of the recipes can help you use the cookbook for any occasion. For individuals who are sensitive to diet, this is a good book because it offers a variety of diets you can work on. Wagamama simply brings its kitchen to ours with the simple packed tips. For example, you can learn how to make gyoza, watch the simmering of the slowly-cooked ramen, and many other foods.

You will appreciate the time you use to cook these dishes and enjoy the process. Feed your soul can teach you how to make chicken katsu curry bang bang cauliflower yaki soba kimchee, ramen sauces, and stocks in the closed doors of your kitchen. With the book, you will get hacks and swaps to make your recipes simple and nutritious. One of the advantages of this book is that it gives the cook an alternative of ingredients in case they don’t have the ones used. This will help you to be more creative and sustainable in your cooking. The hardcover has 192 pages, a great fit for anyone that likes moving around with books.

Pros
  • Easy-to-follow steps on cooking.
  • The great pictures in the book help you choose easily what you want to make.
  • The breakdown of the ingredients makes it clear for a beginner to understand.
  • The availability of alternatives can help make a vegetarian diet.
  • Most of the recipes are quick to make.
Cons
  • Some recipes may not be accurate.

Thailand: The Cookbook (Food Cook)

Jean-Pierre Gabriel is the author of the cookbook published in May 2014 by Phaidon press in the English language. The book is only available in hardcover format with 528 pages. The book has over 500 recipes of food and cooking in Thailand. It has Colour photographs of easy-to-follow recipes to help you in your kitchen.

The recipes are gathered from street food stalls, restaurants, home cooks, and the market for the illustration of contemporary Thai cooking. The book’s simplicity makes it a good beginner since it is stress-free to follow. You can learn to collect authentic recipes such as soups, salads, snacks, drinks, noodles, rice dishes, meat dishes, grilled fish, curries, desserts, and many other foods. The highlighted recipes in the book are researched and updated to maintain the authenticity of the Western kitchen.

Pros
  • The book deals alternatives to substitute the Thai food ingredients
  • The clear and concise details of the recipes make it easy to follow.
  • The book has a variety of recipes you can choose from.
  • The quality of the book makes it worth your money.
Cons
  • It can be challenging to find the Thai ingredients when you’re not around at the supermarket
  • The book does not have a Kindle edition.

Easy Thai Cookbook: The Step-By-Step Guide to Deliciously Easy Thai Food at Home

The 2nd new edition easy of Thai cookbook was published in July 2018 by Nourish Books. Authored by Sallie Morris, the book is available in two formats that are paperback and spiral-bound. The paperback dimension is 20.2 * 1.7 * 20 cm with 216 pages. If you are a food enthusiast or a beginner in cooking, this is the book to go with. This cookbook has three parts that have a guide to making delicacies and exotic cuisine. With a step-by-step guide of the ingredients and techniques of Thailand cookery, you can make genuine Thai dishes.

The first part of the book explains the ingredients, cooking methods, equipment required, and the basics of making rice, noodles, stocks, and many others. The second part recipes of appetisers and snacks, which include vegetable, salads, soups, fried dishes, Thai beef salad, stir fry scallops, Thai massaman curry, and other dishes. Part three choose an individual on how to put together the recipes to make a meal. The book has 12 menu plans that are clearly highlighted to make your preparation easy.

Pros
  • The recipes in the book are easy to follow and understand.
  • The layout of the book makes it easy to read.
  • The book is affordable.
  • The colourful pictures make the book appealing and attractive to the user.
Cons
  • Some ingredients are hard to find.

Hot Thai Kitchen: Demystifying Thai Cuisine with Authentic Recipes to Make at Home

The hot Thai Kitchen cookbook is available in both paperback and Kindle edition. It was published in March 2016 by Random House and authored by Pailin Chongchitnant. The book has a Dimension of 21.6 * 1.8 * 27.9 cm with 256 pages. It has different techniques of making Thai food with various recipes, including curries, salad, stir-fries, and many other recipes using the book. It also has a chapter entirely dedicated to vegetarians. You can also use video tutorials to help you connect with the author cooking.

Pros
  • The book is well presented and illustrated recipes.
  • The book is an excellent introduction to Thai foods.
  • The colored photographs make it fun and enjoyable to work on the recipes.
  • The book is affordable.
Cons
  • More of the book is about ingredient explanations than giving recipes.

When you get one of the books we highlight above, you make your Thai cooking easy and perfect for any occasion. Whether a novice cook or seasoned cook, following the recipe and instructions, will guide you to make sumptuous meals.

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Pauline is a mother of four, when she isn't cooking up new dishes for her family and friends, she likes to dine out at newly-opened restaurants (especially tapas!) and review them in her blog posts.
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