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Roadside hawker Supinya Junsuta, better known as Jay Fai, found fame for receiving a Michelin star two years in a row, however, she still cooks every dish at her Bangkok stall.

A drive on Maha Chai Road in the evening may mean the encounter of a long line planted in front of Jay Fai restaurant, or as many referred to as a “Bangkok street food” destination. Having been the first street-side eatery to be awarded a Michelin star in Michelin Guide Bangkok two years in a row (2018-19), the venue which was once a nightly stop for neighbourhood folks and the city’s hungriest drivers is now a hot pit stop for foodies as well as local and international chefs with a curious palette for the starred street meal.

Having been featured in Netflix’s latest Street Food – a series documenting Asia’s street food culture and directed by the very same director of Chef’s Table, David Gelb – it came as no surprise that Jay Fai has once again skyrocketed to be one of the world’s most influential chefs thanks to her incredible concoctions where grade-A seafood like gigantic chunks of crab meat and prawns meet classic Thai street food.

Be prepared to wait several hours to sample the goods at this Michelin-starred street stall in Phra Nakhon, which (rather unluckily for you) doesn’t take reservations and is immediately identifiable by its long line. You’ll spot the eponymous Jay Fai — and one of the city’s most recognizable foodie personalities wearing her signature goggles, cooking furiously over an outdoor wok, essential protection from a searing inferno of hot oil, she cuts a distinctive figure Inside is similarly no-frills: just a handful of nondescript tables and chairs in a clean, bright space.

Must-Try!

Crab Omelette

Raan Jay Fai’s ‘khai jeaw poo‘ or crab omelette is definitely one not to miss.

The omelette contains half a kilo of fresh crab meat, wrapped in a simple layer of eggs fried to perfection. Cutting into the fluffy pillow reveals succulent, generous chunks of sweet lump crab, held together by just enough egg.

Drunken Noodles

The drunken noodles (Phad-Kee-Mao Talay) are stir-fried flat rice noodles with a hot and spicy sauce, basil leaves, fresh chili and a selection of seafood. These chewy noodles are simply to die for.