i went to bangkok just to try this 70+-year-old chef’s street food which received a michelin star

Bangkok is well-known for its fantastic nightlife.

The carefree atmosphere, with bright lights and splashes of color in every corner. And of course - the tiny street food islands enriching the night air with the marvelous smell of the many delicacies these people have.

While pre-corona times still lasted, a woman decided to visit Bangkok for one reason - to eat at Jai Fai.

Meet Jai Fai

Wondering who's the chef who made this woman travel to Bangkok, only for the sake of trying her food?

i went to bangkok just to try this 70+-year-old chef's street food which received a michelin star

Meet Jai Fai - one of the best cooks that Bangkok has.

She is a fierce 70-something cook, who has been featured on various TV shows and YouTube channels for her chef skills.

Humble And Sweet

The amazing thing about this woman is her simple, honest relationship that she has with her customers.

i went to bangkok just to try this 70+-year-old chef's street food which received a michelin star

Jai Fai offers you her best dishes with a smile on her face. And just before you go, she salutes you with warm and sincere hugs.

Besides all this, she is one of only two Michelin star recipients that sell street food in Thailand.

She is sweet and humble, always sticking to the traditional side of cooking, and retaining her street food simplicity for years.

7 Tables At A Time

However, she has a couple of important things about her restaurant.

One of them is, that she can serve only seven tables at a time.

i went to bangkok just to try this 70+-year-old chef's street food which received a michelin star

And because people want to enjoy their meals even in street food restaurants, there are two tables that can be reserved.

i went to bangkok just to try this 70+-year-old chef's street food which received a michelin star

The woman who visited the restaurant wrote her name down at 12 and went to a nearby cafe to get some coffee. She got her table at 2.30 when Jai Fai opened the restaurant.

Keeping The Oldschool Habits

i went to bangkok just to try this 70+-year-old chef's street food which received a michelin star

Jai Fai likes to keep her traditional approach.

Although her kitchen may look like a hurricane passed through it, this woman knows her job.

She is the only one who cooks the food. She also has assistants that help her with passing things and keeping customers happy and fed.

But the final dish is prepared strictly by her own hands.

All of her meals are cooked on super hot charcoal burners, and that's what gives them the special taste.

Super Friendly People Everywhere

i went to bangkok just to try this 70+-year-old chef's street food which received a michelin star

The staff that Jai Fai has is one of the friendliest! Those people are amazing human beings - no attitude detected at all.

Testing The Meal

Jai Fai always prepares a tester dish before the restaurant opens.

i went to bangkok just to try this 70+-year-old chef's street food which received a michelin star

And above all, she never forgets to wear her goggles that protect her eyes from smoke and oil splashing.

Menu

The menu that this restaurant has is pretty simple.

i went to bangkok just to try this 70+-year-old chef's street food which received a michelin star
i went to bangkok just to try this 70+-year-old chef's street food which received a michelin star

The secret lies in the combination of tastes that explode in your mouth when you grab a bite for the first time.

i went to bangkok just to try this 70+-year-old chef's street food which received a michelin star

One of her most famous dishes is the crab omelet. This meal made her famous.

i went to bangkok just to try this 70+-year-old chef's street food which received a michelin star

She has many variations of her meals that should satisfy even the pickiest stomach. For example, her noodles come in several types.

i went to bangkok just to try this 70+-year-old chef's street food which received a michelin star

One of the best noodle dishes is her drunken noodles, which are spicy and deliciously amazing.

i went to bangkok just to try this 70+-year-old chef's street food which received a michelin star

And of course - some versions are suitable even for kids, like the noodles with veggies.

Billing

The bills here are nothing compared to elite restaurants. It equaled about $70.

i went to bangkok just to try this 70+-year-old chef's street food which received a michelin star

But, this is a street food restaurant, and compared to other restaurants of this kind - it has expensive dishes.

All in all, given the fact that the meals are Michelin star quality - it's worth every penny!