FIRE &
STIRRING
in
The KITCHEN
Roadside hawker Supinya Junsuta, better known as Jay Fai, found fame for receiving a Michelin star two years in a row, but the plucky 73-year-old still personally cooks every dish at her Bangkok stall.
STREET Food
has
Never BEEN
So Good
the local legend that is Jay Fai continues what her father started 70 years ago and makes crab omelettes, crab curries and dry congee.
30 Years of
Perfection
to get 1*
Recognition
Long before Jay Fai gained international fame for becoming Bangkok’s first street food stall to be awarded a Michelin star in 2018, the eatery was already revered by local foodies for its wok-fried seafood dishes, meticulously turned out by sole chef and owner, 73-year-old Supinya Junsuta.

Highlights

Indulge – What’s the deal here?

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 renowned septuagenarian chef—wearing her signature goggles, mind you—cooking furiously over an outdoor wok. Inside is similarly no-frills: just a handful of nondescript tables and chairs in a clean, bright space.

The places itself

No, there isn’t a major food shortage in the city or someone handing out winning lottery tickets inside these restaurants. Crowds here are patiently waiting for plates of stir-fried crab meat, or cloud-like buns of sweet bread.

Bangkok, as a major global culinary destination, is teeming with bucket list worthy restaurants and food stands. Discerning foodies boldly take on snaking lines and succumb to months-long wait-lists for everything from gourmet fare to humble pork dumplings—and the delicious payoff seems well worth it.

Inside is similarly no-frills: just a handful of nondescript tables and chairs in a clean, bright space.

Take a number, these are the city’s longest wait-lists and queues.

VIP table & Booking

Urban-Seleqt member will surely not queue and will be granted VIP table access and no queue on arrival. We do can arrange booking and make it happen for you – services fees it is to make sure you get your table .. ideally a request long in advance can do but if not we will send someone to queue hoping that we are first on the list of possible no-show .. then most time we succeeded to get a table on the day … but be prepare to wait if no booking is made !

Dress code

Sabai Sabai as thai says .. no dress codes for street food …. although just make the effort, as we always say, … if this is not for ou at least respect the establishement and the chef here !! waering casual summer clothes will do the trick and short or flip flop shall be ok too ….

Deco & Style

STREET FOOD Junk – the roaring charcoal-fired stoves daily, clad in her trademark black apron, beanie and ski goggles to protect her eyes from long hours in front of the intense heat. She started her roadside eatery in the 1980s

The crowd:

How many people do you serve a night? Jay Fai: About 50 tables a night. About 10 people per table. For the most part, it’s big tables who come now, so many people are trying to get a table nowadays. All day long I hear the sound of the telephone ringing. I hate to disappoint people who want to come to the restaurant. the crowd ? all surely epicurean type of foodies people that apreciated quality thai stret food …

Location / Getting there / Days of operation

Location / Getting there: MAP

HOW TO GET HERE: Located in which is not too far from the grand palace /  Wat Po area

Get here by public boat – taxi or grad  (the restaurant is not so far from Sala Rattanakosin hotel – idealy  we could combine the stay and food experience – ask our travel advisors)

Address: 
Tel resa: +66(0) 92 724 9633

Booking by email only: jayfaibangkok@gmail.com

Days of Operation:
Monday – Saturday: 2pm – 12.00am​
Closed on Sunday

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What's on the menu

These are the four dishes recommended by Yuwadee Junsuta to try the next time you’re visiting Jay Fai.

1. Crab Omelette
It’s a real treat to watch Jay Fai cook this dish over the charcoal stove as she gently bathes the egg and crab meat in hot oil, rolling them together into a cylinder with practiced motion. These days, Jay Fai’s famous kai jeaw poo is finished in a smaller wok of hot oil by her daughter and arrives at the table like a golden-brown burrito. Cutting into the fluffy pillow reveals succulent, generous chunks of sweet lump crab, held together by just enough egg.

 
2. Drunken Noodle
Jay Fai’s phad kee mao talay is a moreish dish of flat rice noodles stir-fried with a hot and spicy sauce, basil leaves, fresh chili, crisp hearts of coconut palm and fresh seafood like huge whole prawns, tender rings of squid and cuttlefish. A smoky char clings on to the sticky, chewy noodles, a nod to Jay Fai’s prowess at the charcoal-fired stoves.
 
3. Tom Yum Soup
Spicy, tart and fragrant with bruised galangal, kaffir lime leaves and lemongrass, this tom yum goong features shelled jumbo prawns, chunks of fish, squid and mushrooms swimming in a deceptively clear, heady broth.
 
4. Crab Yellow Curry
Jay Fai’s rendition of poo phad phong karee features the same generous hunks of deshelled lump crab meat as those in her famed crab omelette, stir-fried with eggs and onions in a fragrant and creamy yellow curry sauce.
Any recommendations for a drink?
Beer cuts the fatty, greasy, tasty dishes.

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Why we Love it  …

The Services

Who’s cooking up these delicacies? Chef Jay Fai is somewhat of a rockstar for tourists, so much so that she has famously said that she wishes she could give back her Michelin star. If you ask nicely, though, she might be willing to pose for a photo.

The services & reservation sis taken care by her daughter whom handle this to perfection – no booking ?  Preapre to wait in order for a long time

Incredible street food place, a must do. The price list for thai street food will surely be more expensive than ones budget in mind for street food, but what do you expect in the best and most famous street food Michelin * ! Still, worth a visit!

The Ambiance

 The first days of a lifetime together are a memory to cherish and what better way to celebrate starting with some colourfull thai food to fillup this empty stomach after a long wait !  A must go to get the fun starting during your stay on Bangkok.

You’ll spot the renowned septuagenarian chef—wearing her signature goggles, mind you—cooking furiously over an outdoor wok. Inside is similarly no-frills: just a handful of nondescript tables and chairs in a clean, bright space.

The places itself

STREET FOOD Junk – the roaring charcoal-fired stoves daily, clad in her trademark black apron, beanie and ski goggles to protect her eyes from long hours in front of the intense heat. She started her roadside eatery in the 1980s

So what’s the crowd like? Mostly hungry tourists.

What’s the fuss about it ? This is a once-in-a-lifetime crab feast. Come with a small group that’s willing to wait—and fork out much more than for your average Bangkok street food.

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