Sood Sanae Ha

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Sood Sanae Ha
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Ann Thongprasom stars as Khun Alin on the Thai lakorn Sood Sanae Ha
Also known as A Recipe for Love
Directed by Ampaiporn Jitmai-ngong
Starring Theeradej Wongpuapan
Ann Thongprasom
Willy McIntosh
Sonia Cooling
Opening theme Theme Song by Sai Fahrenheit
Ending theme Ordinary People by Chin Chinawut
Country of origin Thailand
Original language(s) Thai
No. of episodes 16
Producer(s) Hathairat Amatavanit
Location(s) Thailand
Running time Wednesday - Thursday
Original network Channel 3
Original release October 29, 2009 – 2009

Sood Sanae Ha (Thai: สูตรเสน่หา; rtgsSut Saneha) is a 2009 Thai lakorn (telenovela) starring Ken Theeradej Wongpuapan and Ann Thongprasom that originally aired on Channel 3 (Thailand).


The story revolves around Alin (Ann Thongprasom) a 30-year-old Nang Ek (นางเอก: soap opera star) with an over inflated sense of her own celebrity. Aware that her career is on the wane because of her age and much younger competition, Alin is looking to marry the "right" man; handsome, rich, famous, with a prestigious name and a mansion to match. When she is contacted by Television producer Khun Lek Anucha (Willy McIntosh) to audition as a celebrity chef for his new TV cooking show, Alin quickly accepts but lies about her lack of cooking skills. She immediately falls in love with Khun Lek the first time they meet and hatches a plan marry him.

While Alin's reputation is that of a typical prim and proper actress, in reality she is stubborn, spoiled, conceited, and childlike. Desperate to land the cooking show job, Alin hires the earnest apprentice chef Din/Pasu (Theeradeth Wonpuapan) to quickly teach her how to cook. The two opposite personalities immediately clash but soon come to appreciate one another. Through the course of the story, Alin develops feelings for Din while questioning her desire to marry the "perfect man" Khun Lek.


  • Ken Theeradeth Wongpuapan as Din Phasu Boriban/Kru Cook - working as a cooking teacher in a university and a chef in an Italian restaurant, he later became the cooking teacher of Alin, though everytime they encounter each other it always ended up in arguments but later on Din or Kru Cook (the nickname given to him by Alin) falls for Alin's outgoing personality. It is also shown that he is the son of a very wealthy man and the maid of the household their currently living in because of this he is often bullied or look down upon by his step brother Lom and step sister Nam.

It is also later revealed that he is the former co-worker of Sophita and harbors romantic feelings for her but on the day he will propose to her, Sophita introduces Anucha her boyfriend later the father of her child.

  • Ann Thongprasom as Alin "Lin" Thipphayada - a 30-year-old famous Nang'Ek whose popularity has gone away because of her age and much younger competition. Ever since before she is currently looking for her "Mr. Right" a man with a rich, famous and a prestigious background. Having no jobs for a while she later on got contacted by Praew the secretary of Anucha to host a cooking show she quickly accepted it and there she met Din Pasu whom she later on nicknamed as "Kru Cook, though they often argue about things Alin quickly becomes attached to Kru Cook later on realizing that she loves "Kru Cook".

Alin is also known for her different personalities she inherit from her late aunties, which is describe by Smally why Alin is very different from any other people. By the end of the series she and Din marries.

  • Willy McIntosh as Anucha "Lek" Sophat - a wealthy man and the father of Sophita's daughter. He is Alin's "Mr. Right" though he don't really take Alin seriously at first because of his love and obligation with Sophita and his daughter, but later on tried to pursue Alin for his mother's satisfaction, but later on still realizes that he love Sophita. By the end of the series he remarried Sophita while not listening to his mother's advice like he did before.
  • Sonia Cooling as Sophita "Ta" Jarukorn - Din's former co-worker and love interest and Anucha's former wife of Anucha after being kicked out by Anucha's mother. After marrying Anucha they have a daughter named Pupey who has a health problem. She later on suffers after Anucha's evil mother kicked her out of their household that almost got her into miscarriage and is currently ruining her life after finding out that she is getting some support from Anucha. At the end of the series she and Anucha remarried and live a happy life.

Supporting Cast[edit]

  • Job Niti Samutkojorn as Khom-Patikhom "Smally" - Alin and Din's friend and Alin's manager. He is shown to be one of the people who always Alin when Alin creates trouble or in a showbiz issue and the one that helps Alin find her cooking teacher.
  • Nithichai YotAmornSunthorn as Wayu "Lom" - Din's step brother and Nam's biological brother and also the boyfriend of Ming. He is an ambitious person who always looks down on the people below him, including Din. After knowing that Din is connected to the famous Alin, he tries to pursue Alin but fails due to Alin protecting Din from his evil step brother. This leads to Ming and Alin's brawl in the market and later on reveals his plan to Ming to ruin Din's life. He is one of the antagonists in the story.
  • Pei Panward Hemmanee as Ming Durarat Utsanee - the girlfriend of Lom and once a well-known actress just like Alin, but after Alin ruins her image at the red carpet her career ended which led her to the point where she will want to get her revenge on Alin by also ruining her career but after many attempts she always fail. She is one of the antagonist of the story
  • Air Panthila Fuklin as Hyong Guen - a half Thai/Korean rising actress who takes an interest to Din that lead to Alin's jealousy and leading her to say that Din is gay to Hyong Guen. She later plays the daughter Alin in one of Alin's recent lakorn (drama). She loves the impression of "Sarang haeyo" (I love you in Korean) and Kimchi (a well-known food in Korea or expression).
  • Sinitha Boonyasak as Nam-Warin - Lom's biological sister and Din's step sister. Just like Lom she is an ambitious person who look to high to herself knowing that she is the daughter of a very wealthy man and look down upon to Din since Din's mother is just the maid of the household. She is one of the antagonist in the story
  • Kriengkrai Oonhanun as Kru Anun - Alin's father who is also wealthy since he owns a very big farm in the country side


  • Nathawan Saksirik as Tongta "Tong" (episode 6 & 13) - the girl who is chosen by Din to be one of Alin's guest in her TV show. Known to be a straightforward type of person at her age, Alin didn't get along with her but Alin ended up blackmailing her that led to success of her own show.


Year Award/Recognition Category Nominee Result
2009 Nataraja Awards Best Arrangement Sood Sanae Ha Nominated
Best Actor Ken Theeradeth Wonpuapan Won
Best Actress Ann Thongprasom Won
Media Choice Awards Outstanding Drama Series Sood Sanae Ha Won
Best Director Ampaiporn Jitmaingong Won
Best Actor Ken Theeradeth Wonpuapan Won
Best Actress Ann Thongprasom Won
Top Awards Best Actor in a Drama Series Ken Theeradeth Wonpuapan Won
Best Actress in a Drama Series Ann Thongprasom Won
Best Drama Series Sood Sanae Ha Nominated
Best Director Ampaiporn Jitmaingong Nominated
Young Generation Choice Awards Best On-Screen Couple Ken Theeradeth Wonpuapan & Ann Thongprasom Won
Best On-Screen Couple of the Year Ken Theeradeth Wonpuapan & Ann Thongprasom Won
Golden Television Awards Outstanding Television Drama Sood Sanae Ha Won
Outstanding Actor Ken Theeradeth Wonpuapan Won
Outstanding Actress Ann Thongprasom Won
7th Annual Magazine Award Best Actress Ann Thongprasom Won


International broadcast[edit]

  • This lakorn aired in Vietnam on July 13, 2015 on TodayTV VTC7, under the title Công thức tình yêu.

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