Hello and Welcome to Taste of Siam.

My name is Tataya Kudo. I was born and raised in Bangkok, Thailand but currently live happily in Kotoku, Tokyo with a warm and smart Japanese guy. I am a full time mom blessed with a charming prince. 

I am Thai, which means English is my foreign language. However, I write all the content in this blog in English and I bet you will find many grammar errors and misspelled words. I do hope that this doesn't bother you much.  If it does, please let me know and I will do my best to correct it. 

Most people learn how to cook from their parents but I don't. When I was a young girl my mother was not very happy having me in the kitchen. She wanted me to pay attention on my study and spend time with friends.  I was pretty much spoiled. Just after getting married that I slowly learned how to make good foods.  Of course, I didn't like it at first and it took me many trails and errors to make and perfect each meal.  My lack of experience was obvious. But I didn't give up and kept trying. Then after some time I was improved and I was so happy. 

Cooking Classes I have attended 
After taking culinary adventure on my own for a while I felt like attending proper culinary school to brush up my cooking skill. So I decided to sign up for a Thai cooking course at M.L.Puang Dinakara The Royal Exquisite Thai Cooking School. , one of the best culinary schools in Bangkok. The place is hugely famous for its traditional Thai royal court food courses, Thai cooking, fruit and vegetable carvings . I did pick up new cooking skills and delicious recipes.   

Then I took a half day class on making fresh udon from scratch with FEET at Buddha Bellie Cooking School Tokyo.  The udon noodles made that day was fresh, chewy and springy. They were the best noodles I ever tasted. I just loved being there. 

About this blog 
Thailand was formerly known as Siam. This is the reason why I named this blog "Taste of Siam". Most recipes you will find in this blog will be Thai recipes. 

I am Thai woman growing up eating Thai food. I love everything about it: the strong taste, the spiciness, the aroma, the colorfulness and of course it health benefits. I eat almost everything from all region. I will try my best to post all of them.  

Apart from Thai food, I always admire, respect and enjoy Japanese cuisine. So I do include  my favorite Japanese recipes and my bento pictures in here. And I would like to thank my husband and my mother in law for providing me the original recipes and many valuable cooking tips. 

I hope this blog captures the essence of Thai cuisine and it enriches the lives of everyone, any where, who cooks with love.