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Yui Miles

Yui Miles

Yui Miles

Crying Tiger Café Founder
MasterChef UK 2019 Quarter Finalist
Cookbook Author - Thai Made Easy

Yui Miles (Full name Woraphan Yui Miles)

I come from a strong Thai-Chinese family where cooking and eating have always been a focal point of family life. My parents had always cooked traditional Thai and Chinese dishes throughout my childhood which I helped prepare and cook from about the age of seven.

My early childhood memory was being woken up at 4 am to prepare food to feed the monks at my local temple, which we would share after morning prayers.

Crying Tiger Café Founder
MasterChef UK 2019 QT
Cookbook Author

I come from a strong Thai-Chinese family where cooking and eating have always been a focal point of family life. My parents had always cooked traditional Thai and Chinese inspired dishes throughout my childhood, which I helped prepare and cook from a very young age. My mum was the first person to teach me to cook traditional Thai dishes passed on to her from my Grandma.

My early childhood memory was being woken up at 4 am to prepare food to feed the monks at my local temple, which we would share after morning preys.

My late mum who I love so much, was the first person to teach me to cook traditional Thai and Chinese dishes passed on to her from my grandma. My aunt was also very influential in teaching my mum to cook and passed on skill to my and driving my passion for food. My aunt worked as a chef in the Thai Royal kitchen so knew how to cook excellent dishes and present them well.

Graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Science Statistic in Bangkok, Thailand and moved to the UK in 2001 after married, I began to learn to cook more western and British food which adding my own Asian twist. I have followed my heart and passion for authentic Asian cuisine showcasing my dishes on BBC’s MasterChef UK 2019 as a quarterfinalist and Channel 4’s Beat the Chef. Also the winner of ICG Keen Home Cooks competition in 2020

I have completed an NVQ L2 course in photography and did final project in food photography. My food photography skill has helped me to create some beautiful images of my creative dishes that have directly led to paid marketing campaigns with leading brands.

With my love of cooking and food photography, I have a strong passion for authentic Asian dishes and flavours. I have built a sizable, engaging audience on social media (Instagram) and am actively working with leading brands to promote products on my platform with the ability to reach out to likeminded consumers.

I have worked with Sainsbury , Amoy and other brands creating unique Asian recipes for their website and social media. Work with Authority tourism of Thailand on many occasions for example creating Thai recipes and did some cooking demonstrations at Hampton court food festival, The Destinations holiday event. Cooking demonstrations at Foodie Festivals and many more summer food festivals in the UK. I also work with The Office of Commercial Affairs, Royal Thai Embassy in London, UK to create Thai recipes and cooking videos to promote Thai products and Thai food on social medias.

Apart from and cooking demonstrations and creating recipes with brands. I am also a private chef, I have been doing many Thai private dining at clients’ homes, supper clubs and pop-up restaurants. I am a freelance cookery teacher and have been teaching cookery classes since 2019. My class is relaxed with clear and easy to follow recipes plus many tips to recreate the dishes at home with ingredients readily available from the local stores.

I went international and travelled to Lagos, Nigeria to a big Food Festival (GTCO Food and Drink Festival in 2022) to host a Thai masterclass cooking demonstration for over 500 people in the audience.

My late mum who I love so much was the first person to teach me to cook traditional Thai and Chinese dishes passed on to her from my grandma. My aunt was also very influential in teaching my mum and passed on to me to cook and driving my passion for food. My aunt worked as a chef in the Thai Royal kitchen so knew how to cook excellent dishes and present them well.

Graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Science Statistic in Bangkok, Thailand and moved to the UK in 2001 after married, I began to learn to cook more western and British food which adding my own Asian twist. I have followed my heart and passion for authentic Asian cuisine showcasing my dishes on BBC’s MasterChef UK 2019 as a quarterfinalist and Channel 4’s Beat the Chef. Also the winner of ICG Keen Home Cooks competition in 2020

I have completed an NVQ L2 course in photography and did final project in food photography.

My food photography skill has helped me to create some beautiful images of my creative dishes that have directly led to paid marketing campaigns with leading brands.

With my love of cooking and food photography, I have a strong passion for authentic Asian dishes and flavours. I have built a sizable, engaging audience on social media (Instagram) and am actively working with leading brands to promote products on my platform with the ability to reach out to likeminded consumers.

I have worked with Sainsbury , Amoy and other brands creating unique Asian recipes for their website and social media. Work with Authority tourism of Thailand on many occasions for example creating Thai recipes and did some cooking demonstrations at Hampton court food festival, The Destinations holiday event. Cooking demonstrations at Foodie Festivals and many more summer food festivals in the UK. I also work with The Office of Commercial Affairs, Royal Thai Embassy in London, UK to create Thai recipes and cooking videos to promote Thai products and Thai food on social medias.

Apart from and cooking demonstrations and creating recipes with brands.

I am also a private chef, I have been doing many Thai private dining at clients’ homes, supper clubs and pop-up restaurants. I am a freelance cookery teacher and have been teaching cookery classes since 2019. My class is relaxed with clear and easy to follow recipes plus many tips to recreate the dishes at home with ingredients readily available from the local stores.

I went international and travelled to Lagos, Nigeria to a big Food Festival (GTCO Food and Drink Festival in 2022) to host a Thai masterclass cooking demonstration for over 500 people in the audience.

My very first cookbook THAI MADE EASY was out last year on 28th September 2023 which is now selling in the UK, US and Australia. With clear, uncomplicated instructions and accessible, supermarket-friendly swaps for traditional Thai ingredients is the aim for my cookbook Thai Made Easy to demystifies the process of cooking flavourful Thai dashes at home. You can purchase my Cookbook now from the link.

Get Signed Cookbook HERE : THAI MADE EASY