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Explore Kasma's information on Thai food & culture. The Food Information page gives a complete overview.

Read about a Thai ingredient, from coconuts to fish sauce to turmeric. Learn how to select, prepare and use them.

Find a market with Thai ingredients, either online, local to San Francisco Bay Area or across the United States.

Explore Kasma's Thai cookbooks. It Rains Fishes Legends, Traditions and the Joys of Thai Cooking" (1996) won an IACP award.

This site devoted to Thai native Kasma Loha-unchit, Thai chef, cookbook author and tour leader. Share her insider's knowledge about Thai cuisine, customs and culture. (Kasma's Biography)

Thai Cooking Classes

Kasma no longer offers Thai cooking clsasses.

Trips to Thailand

Kasma has retired from leading trips to Thailand.

Thai Food & Culture

Thai Recipes

Mouth-watering Thai recipes.


A wealth of information on Thai food & culture.


Mouth-watering Thai ingredients.

Asian Markets

Listings of markets with Thai ingredients:

Thai Cookbooks

Kasma's Two Thai Cookbooks.


Blog on Thai Food & Culture.

More Information

Kasma's Biography.

About this Site.

Contact Kasma.


This is the website of Thai native Kasma Loha-unchit, Thai chef and cookbook author. Kasma shares her insider's knowledge, insight and experience about Thai cuisine and culture. Kasma retired from her cooking classes and tours to Thailand in 2020.

Articles on Thai Food, Culture

CoconutThe articles index contains extensive writings on Thai food & culture. Learn about all things Thai from a native and insider. There's everything from How to Crack a Coconut, How to Care for a Wok and Street Food in Thailand.



Thai Recipes

Pad Thai, Ready to Serve Choose from the Thai recipe index, where you'll find familiar favorites such as Pad Thai & Basil Chicken as well as less common dishes such as Roti Mataba.

Notes and pointers expand, explain and complement the recipes, time-tested by nearly 25 years of teaching. Kasma's will let you create delicious, authentic Thai food.

Blog on Thai Food & Thai Travel

Hilltribe infontOur Thai Food and Travel Blog was active between 2009 and 2018. Check out our Blog Index or our Wednesday Photo Index to see some of our 267 posts.


Photos of Thailand & Thai Food

Thai DishOur Photos Page has links to several photo collections, including Thai markets, Thai food and some of her previously offered trips to Thailand.

Thai Ingredients

Holy BasilKasma has information on nearly all of the main Thai ingredients used in cooking Thai food. Check out her index of Thai ingredients.



Kasma's Cookbooks

It Rains Fishes cover Although no longer in print, they can still be found used. Check out Kasma's Thai Cookbooks Page for some excerpt from her two Thai cookbooks.

Thai Cooking Classes

Thai Ingredients for Cooking ClassKasma has retired from her immensely popular Thai cooking classes. For historical purposes we have left up the menus of her series classes as well as her weeklong classes.



Travel to Thailand

Market Vendor Kasma no longer offers her small-group adventure tours to Thailand. We have left up a page with links to photographs of her trips.