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About Pim

Pim grew up in Bangkok, was shipped off to study in other places, and somehow found herself living and loving it in the San Francisco Bay Area. She quit her Silicon Valley job in 2005 to pursue a career in food: the writing, reporting, and basically anything interesting thereof that comes her way. Her recipes, writings, and photographs have since appeared in the New York Times, Food & Wine Magazine, Bon Appétit magazine, and more.

She’s also moonlighted as a judge on Iron Chef America, been profiled on Gourmet’s Diary of a Foodie, Food(ography), and cooked Pad Thai on the Martha Stewart Show, for Martha, natch.

Chez Pim chronicles her globetrotting adventures –and misadventures- in the world of all things edible, from her kitchen in Northern California, to the vibrant street-side fares in Asia and the refined world of Three Michelin Star restaurants. Pim also cooks a mean pot of curry.

[updated: Pim opened her first restaurant, Kin Khao Thai Eatery, in March 2014. In September of that year, Kin Khao was included in 50 Best New Restaurants list by Bon Appetit. In 2015, it was ranked #6 in 25 Outstanding Restaurants 2015 by G.Q. Magazine. The Michelin Guide awarded Kin Khao 1 Michelin Star in 2016 and again in 2017.]



Fast Company

One of The Most Influential Women in Technology 2010

The Times of London

#6 is the top 50 food blogs in the world

The Guardian (UK)

March 9, 2008
The World’s 50 Most Powerful Blogs
“#18 Chez Pim ..Pim Techamuanvivit has tried and tested an awful lot of food. From Michelin-starred restaurants to street food and diners, she samples it all, and posts her thoughts and pictures to share with other foodie fans. She advises her readers on what cooking equipment to go for, posts recipe suggestions for them to try, and gives them a nudge in the direction of which food shows are worth a watch. She’s not just famous on the net, she’s attracted global coverage in the media with her writing, recipes and interviews.

New York Times

May 7, 2006
“Pim is not a professional cook, but she is a professional eater. Her five-year-old blog, Chez Pim, was started as a way for her to keep in touch with friends as she traveled. Now visitors to this popular, sweetly opinionated site follow her as she skips ”merrily around the gastronomic world,” eating with and cooking for friends.”

Observer Food Monthly

Sep 11, 2005
“Even amid the anarchy of the web good taste will out and Pim, queen of the food bloggers, mistress of the Michelin stars, is sodden with it. For the moment she is that rare thing in the food world, a genuine cult figure. She is unlikely to stay that way for long.”

Sydney Morning Herald

Oct 10, 2005
“Pim’s restaurant review list reads like a fantasy eating guide. El Bulli, the Fat Duck, St John, Le Meurice, the French Laundry – it should be enough to make you hate her. Except, annoyingly, Pim knows her own tastebuds, and very fine they are too.”, from “The World on Your Plate”, The Guardian (UK) June 9, 2006