I went to Bangkok for one reason. To eat at Jai Fai. She has been featured on various TV shows and YouTube channels. I think why it was so important to me to go was because she seemed to have retained her street food simplicity. She is one of only two Michelin star recipients that sell street food in Thailand. She doesn’t care for it much and doesn’t even display it in her restaurant. However, the food is that good. She deserves that star.
Only two tables are allowed to be reserved – we wrote our name down at 12, went to a nearby coffee and were seated at 2.30 when the restaurant was opened
She is the only one who cooks the food. She has assistants passing her things and preparing ingedients, but the final dish is prepared solely by her
The staff was super friendly. No attitude detected. Even ran after me when I forgot my “doggy bag”
Preparing a tester dish before the restaurant opens. She wears the goggles to protect her eyes from the oil and smoke