When Netflix teamed up with Chef’s Table producers to create the Street Food Asia docuseries and find the best street food from 9 never-sleep cities in Asia, Bangkok simply had to be featured.
The first season of Street Food Asia kicks off in Bangkok, a.k.a. “Heaven for Food Lovers.” No matter where you are in this megapolis, you can always find a great dining experience. One of those is Jay Fai in Pratu Phee.
Jay Fai is just a streetside cook-to-order restaurant, but what makes it extraordinary is its wide choice of ingredients, especially fresh seafood. The price is on par with many fancy restaurants, but the quality and quantity are worth every penny. Jay Fai has stood on Samran Rat junction (Pratu Phee) for decades since it was first opened by Chef Supinya “Jay Fai” Junsuta‘s father.
Being selected as the first street food vendor in Thailand to receive a Michelin star in the Michelin Guide confirmed that Jay Fai’s dishes meet the “High-quality cooking, Worth a stop!” criteria. Since becoming a Michelin-starred restaurant for the first time in 2018, Jay Fai’s standards have never dropped, ensuring the popular eatery has retained its one star Michelin status for the 6th consecutive year (2018-2023).
Chawadee Nualkhair, the author of Bangkok’s Top 50 Street Food Stalls and narrator of Street Food Asia, also praises Jay Fai as one of the world’s most famous street food chefs.
Known as Jay Fai’s signature dish, a crab omelet is a dish that most customer simply has to experience. Jay Fai’s crab omelet is not just a tasty dish that she always cooks herself; the main ingredient is fresh, thick, and mouthwatering crab meat.
The omelet also has a great aroma as Jay Fai uses a charcoal stove to cook her dishes, creating a feeling of home cooking for every dish. Despite some dishes costing more than 1,000 baht ($30), the quality never drops and there is enough for 3-4 people.
Jay Fai is on Maha Chai Road near Samran Rat junction. It’s open 10.00 am-09.00 pm every day except Monday and Tuesday. If you use public transportation, take the MRT Blue Line (Chalerm Ratchamongkol) to Sam Yod station and leave by Exit 1, turn left onto Maha Chai Road, walk 700 m., and you will find the restaurant on the streetside with lots of customers.
To reserve your table, please call 0 2223 9384 or send an email to [email protected]. You can follow @jayfaibangkok on Instagram for updates on operation time and reservations.