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9 must-try dishes at Michelin-starred street food spot Jay Fai

We’re all familiar with Jay Fai, both the iconic owner and the Michelin-starred street-side restaurant. Here are nine must-try dishes to order at Raan Jay Fai.

Bangkok is not Bangkok without street food, and Jay Fai is the coolest kid on the street food block. The street-side Thai restaurant has retained its Michelin star for four years in a row (2018-2022) now. Supinya Junsuta, more commonly known as Jay Fai, is the mastermind behind all the iconic dishes the outlet has to offer. Her signature goggles have become as far-famed as her wok-fired food, setting a fashion statement flaunted in front of a coal-fired stove glistening with dancing flames. All hail the queen of Bangkok street food.

[Hero and featured image credit: @jayfaibangkok/Instagram]

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Image credit: @jayfaibangkok/Instagram

Located on Mahachai Road, the concert-resembling endless line is hard to miss. Now a hot pit stop for foodies as well as discerning diners and international chefs, this spot attracts anyone and everyone with a curious palette for the starred street food. Michelin Star, Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants, Netflix – Jay Fai has ticked all the boxes.  The next time you’re dining at this world-famous street-side food joint, make sure to order these must-try dishes (yes, crab omelette is on the list). These nine dishes will make growing grey and old while queuing worth it, trust us.

9 must-try dishes at Jay Fai:

1. Crab Omelette

Of course, first on the list is the most popular dish of all, Crab Omelette. Eggciting.

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2. Thai Stir-fried Rice Noodle

Thai Stir-fried Rice Noodle, locally known as Phad See Ew. 

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Image credit: @jayfaibankok/Instagram

3. Seafood Drunken Noodle

Get drunk off joy eating Jay Fai’s Phad Khee Mao. 
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Image credit: @jayfaibankok/Instagram

4. Stir-Fried Prawns in Yellow Curry

Authentic stir-fried curry, anyone?

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Image credit: @jayfaibankok/Instagram

5. Dried Congee

The dish to order if you want to do your body a service.

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6. Prawn and Holy Basil Stir-Fry

Cannot really dine at a Thai restaurant and not order Kraphao, can we?

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Image credit: @jayfaibankok/Instagram

7. Seafood Tom Yum

Another archetypal dish in Thai cuisine.
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8. Stir-fried Rice Noodle with Seafood

Stir-fried Rice Noodle with Seafood, locally known as Phad Thai. 

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Image credit: @jayfaibankok/Instagram

9. Stir-fried Crabmeat with Black Pepper Sauce

Sugar, spice, and everything nice? This is the dish to order.

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Image credit: @jayfaibankok/Instagram

Jay Fai is open Wednesday-Sunday from 9.00am-9.00pm. For reservations, email  jayfaibangkok@gmail.com. 

Natasha Sethi
An animal-loving activist with a fervor for writing, designing, and anything creative. Natasha's hobbies include obsessing over golden retrievers & ocean swimming.
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