About Joy

Sawasdee Ka!

Joy's family at a birthday party.
A picture of my entire family on my birthday recently! Can you tell I’m still 22? 😛

Welcome to Joy’s Thai Food where we have authentic traditional recipes directly from Thailand from my family and friends!

I am a Thai woman located in Southern Thailand where I am married to my American husband and we have two lovely daughters (3, 13)! I spend my time working full-time with a foreign volunteer organization that sends people to Thailand from around the world.

Sometimes I have time to post recipe instructions, photos, and videos here on my Thai food blog, on Facebook – Joy’s Thai Food, or on my Joy’s Thai Food YouTube channel.

And, before I forget – I now have a Joy’s Thai Food Yums! newsletter! Join to get the most unforgettable Thai recipe you’ve never heard of! Stay joined to get a peak into our daily lives here in Krabi, Thailand (southern Thailand). 😛

My name is Joy, and I am from Sisaket, Thailand in the northeast (Isaan) region. This is the area known for its basic healthy, and very spicy Thai food. I grew up cooking Thai recipes with my mom and aunts who were Thai teachers and government workers.

In Sisaket, there was no McDonald’s or other fast food like you have in Western countries. We ate only Thai food and there is a “Korean BBQ” that is a hot grill we cook our own food on. It’s all you can eat, so we ate a lot for 89 THB (about $3 USD) back then!

Sadly, today the price has gone up to 199 THB ($6).

In 2005, I met my husband, who was a teacher in Ubon, the city just East of SIsaket. He is from the USA. As we started dating he realized I could really cook! He helped me to make this website, a Facebook page, and a YouTube video channel.

This JoysThaiFood.com site has been live for over 10 years and many people have written to thank me for help! I am glad you love my recipes and I hope you keep coming back! 😛

I like to help other people across the world make delicious Thai recipes and help beginners to learn how to create your own food blog like I did. It’s an easy and fun way to make some extra money.

Once you get the process down, it’s just taking some photos, maybe videos too, and writing up what you did to create your recipe on your new food blog.

Please have a look at some of my videos on YouTube: Joy’s Thai Food Channel. If you want to contact me, click here. We also have a Facebook Forum here, and a Pinterest account I’ve never really put much into but I’m re-focusing on it this year!

Thank you for finding my site! Don’t forget – if you want to create your own food blog using my helpful guides, let us know and we can direct you to some helpful information.

Best regards and thank you for your support over these years!

Sawasdee Ka - Joy

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