About Me

edited book-4962Pailin “Pai” Chongchitnant is the author of the cookbook Hot Thai Kitchen, host of TV series One World Kitchen on Gusto TV, and creator and host of the YouTube channel PailinsKitchen

Cooking has always been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. Growing up in southern Thailand, I always found myself in the kitchen, doing whatever I could to help prepare family dinners.

After high school, I headed for the University of British Columbia in Vancouver to study nutritional sciences (it had to be food-related!). Convinced I wanted to devote my life to food, I started working in professional kitchens. I soon moved (again!) to San Francisco for culinary school to further my skills at Le Cordon Bleu, and continued to work in the restaurant industry after graduation.

Though I was revelling in the new foods of the West, I always delighted at any opportunity to tell my friends all about Thai cooking, and that’s when I realized how much I loved to teach people about Thai cuisine, and how much I missed it. And at the suggestion of my brother, Hot Thai Kitchen was born in my little San Francisco apartment!

I am now back in Vancouver, but I go home to Thailand every year to see my family, to stay in touch with my culture, and to find more interesting things to share with you all!

Here’s a video where I shared my back story with you 🙂

About the Shows

On my YouTube channel I run 2 shows: Hot Thai Kitchen and Pai’s Kitchen


Hot Thai Kitchen is a cooking show on YouTube with an educational approach to Thai cooking. Thai recipes are everywhere on the internet, but I want to share something more: a true understanding of the steps and the ingredients, and even the cultural background of the dish. This is what really excites me, and this is what Hot Thai Kitchen is all about. All my recipes have been tested multiple times so you never have to worry if it’ll work!

PaisKitchen_logo_HiRes-01 Pai’s Kitchen is the second show on my YouTube Channel where I share recipes and food-related videos that are outside the scope of Thai cuisine. Probably like you, I enjoy cooking all types of food and I want to share those delicious recipes with you as well! It’s still in its early stages, but stay tuned for more!

Love the show and want more content? Join us on Patreon!


Patreon is simply a platform where people can support content creators they love and get extra benefits (such as a bonus Show-After-The-Show). This can be done by pledging a monthly donation of any amount (even just $1!) and you can stop it any time. Find out more on my Patreon Page here! 

Your contribution will go towards costs of production such as ingredients, filming equipment, computer software, and most importantly, towards improving and growing the show! Your support is deeply appreciated!