Oi was born in the south of Thailand and studied at the Poh-Chang Institute in Bangkok. She has lived in England for over 20 years, but makes frequent trips back to her homeland.
Oi says: "My dearest wish is to pass on my knowledge of Thai cooking so you can prepare and enjoy eating Thai food in your own home."
In addition to her culinary skills, Oi is also accomplished in the traditional Thai art of fruit and vegetable carving. Occasionally, when time allows, she demonstrates some of these techniques to people attending her cooking classes.