A 70-year-old Thai street food seller who makes wok-fired dishes has been awarded a Michelin star at the launch of Bangkok’s first guide.
Jay Fai, or Auntie Fai, is known for her scorching portions of noodles with prawns and crab, cooked over charcoal fires. The eccentric chef wears ski goggles to protect her eyes from the hot oil sloshing around giant woks in her tiny shophouse.
The CRAB OMELETTE at JAY FAI
Bangkok , Thailand
Jay Fai is acclaimed by food critics. Also internationally. Long before that she was acclaimed by her local patriots who came regularly to appreciate the tasty and fresh seafood served. Today, you still find food critics there, together with Bangkokiens in their Ferraris and top notch cars occasinally parked street side. And of course expatriates. But the ordinary local working woman and lad has disappeared from the scene, long time ago. Part of that explanation is the prices.
MAKING HER Famed CRAB OMELETTE
AUNTIE FAI Making CRAB OMELETTE
The BADASS COOKBOOK
PRIZE WINNING CHILI
The PErfeCT STEAK
and More …
Thai Crab Omelette Kai-Jeaw Poo at Raan Jay Fai is a massive roll of egg and lump crab meat that is also fried over hot coal fire.