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Cooking Individual Chefs & Restaurants


Recipes and Stories from Northern Thailand

by (author) Nuit Regular

Penguin Group Canada
Initial publish date
Oct 2020
Individual Chefs & Restaurants, Thai, International
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Oct 2020
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WINNER of the 2021 IACP Cookbook Awards, International Cookbooks
GOLD WINNER of the 2021 Taste Canada Awards, Regional/Cultural Cookbooks
A journey through northern Thailand in 120 authentic recipes with stunning location photography.

Nuit Regular offers the unique flavours of northern Thai food in a stunning collection of authentic recipes, essays, and location photography. Inspired by the ingredients and aromas of growing up in northern Thailand, Nuit learned to cook in her mother's kitchen. Cooking food with ingredients from the market or family garden, this cookbook is a reflection of Nuit's life in Thailand and her passion for cooking and sharing Thai cuisine with others.

Kiin, which means "eat" in Thai, transports readers to northern Thailand on a journey to discover the ingredients, markets, and culture that inform all of the recipes. A Thai meal rarely has just one dish--and you will have plenty of recipes to cook and share in the traditional Thai style--a tableful of brightly coloured dishes that the whole family can pass around and enjoy. The recipes, including Steamed Chicken Dumplings, Vegetarian Golden Bags, Spicy and Sour Soup with Shrimp and Tom Yum Paste, Northern Beef Curry, Young Green Jackfruit Curry, Rice Vermicelli Noodles with Barbecue Pork, Five Spice Chicken with Egg, Papaya Salad, and Mango Sticky Rice, are a glimpse into the wonders of northern Thai food.

About the author


  • Winner, Taste Canada Food Writing Awards – Regional/Cultural Cookbooks
  • Winner, IACP Cookbook Award - International

Contributor Notes

NUIT REGULAR is the executive chef and co-owner of Pai Northern Thai Kitchen, Sabai Sabai, Sukhothai, and Kiin. The first Thai Select Ambassador for Canada, Nuit has been recognized by the government of Thailand for the authenticity of her Thai cooking and was awarded the prestigious Thai Select Premium designation for her restaurants. Born in northern Thailand, Nuit lives in Toronto, Canada with her family.

Editorial Reviews

WINNER of the 2021 IACP Cookbook Awards, International Cookbooks
GOLD WINNER of the 2021 Taste Canada Awards, Regional/Cultural Cookbooks
One of The Globe and Mail’s “100 favourite books of 2020”
Praise for Kiin:

“Such a delight, regional recipes richly layered with memories of childhood and travel. Gorgeously visualized by Nikole Herriott and Michael Graydon.”
—Suresh Doss, CBC food writer, via Twitter

“In Kiin, chef Regular married her culinary skills with her passion for making people happy with delicious food.”
Eat North

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