One of the most popular street food in Bangkok, Michelin One Starred was closed a couple of weeks ago. The owner / chef Jayfai was involved in an accident and she was hospitalized. The accident happened on 19th January 2019 and she need time to recover and some time for rest. She has been working non stop for decades. The good news is Jay Fai is now open for business and her restaurant is opened since yesterday (8th March 2019).
We went to Jay Fai late last year with out friends. Instead of walking in, we reserved our table via email. Some of the walk-in guests took more than two hours for a seat. Thus, it is advisable for you to reserve your table via email and their email address is [email protected].
Once we got our table and seats, we ordered our food and we waited 40 mins for our food. There is only one cook and that is her, Jay Fay. She can cook up two dishes at once but you have to be patience for good food.
Take a look at the menu and you will feel that the food is not really that cheap compare to other restaurants. What you pay is what you get to be honest.
This is the most expensive omelette we tasted so far in our life. The price tag 1000 baht is around RM 129 for one big piece of omelette. Once you cut the omelette, you can see chunks of crab meat inside. We have never tasted something like this. The crab meat is tasty and it works well with the omelette. The chili sauce will enhance the flavour but even on its own, this is really good. We ordered two omelettes as there were 5 of us. We finished the omelettes. We tasted other restaurants that tries to replicate this dish but they failed miserably in delivering the taste. Is 1000 Baht crab omelette worth it? Hell yes!
Poo Phad Yellow Curry is stirred fried crab meat in yellow curry, cooked with egg and onions. If you have been to Phuket Old Town, you can find this similar to the Thai curry crab meat with rice noodles. The difference is you get more crab meat here at Jay Fai and tastier too. The crab meat is coated with the Thai yellow curry, hints of spiceness, layered with flavour and it is best complement with rice or rice noodles in our opinion.
This is not in the menu apparently. If you look at the photo, there are more seafood than the noodles. There are a few strands of noodles but this is really tasty. This dish comes with ‘wok hei’ and the taste of the seafood complements the noodles very well. The sad part is you can count the noodles but this is really good, never tasted something like this.
We also ordered a couple bottles of Singha beer with our lunch. We paid more than 1000 Baht per person and it is worth it. You pay for good food. Even after we finished our food, the person who walk in was still waiting. He waited almost for two hours. Thus, be smart. Reserve your table via email and their email address is [email protected].
We are happy to hear Jay Fai is back to business and we hope her for the best of health. This is a must try in Bangkok.