Bangkok Famous Crab Omelette Jay Fai Michelin Street Food
This is probably the most popular street food in Bangkok. Jay Fai has been around for 70 years and it is local’s favourite until a couple of years ago, they received the Michelin One Star for The Michelin Guide Thailand. Recently, they were also featured in Street Food on Netflix.
We read many comments online, some saying Jay Fai’s food is overrated and over commercialised. Let us give some honest review on Jay Fai, the famous Michelin Street Food with her iconic Crab Omelette.
For those who plans to walk in, prepare to wait at least one to two hours. They are closed on Sunday and Monday and open on Tuesday to Saturday from 1.30pm to midnight. You can reserved your table via email at [email protected]
We booked our table and we waited around 40 minutes for our food. The famous Jay Fai with her googles can cook two dishes at once! You can see her in action while you are waiting for your 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.
Crab Meat Omelette – 1000 Baht
To be honest this is the most expensive omelette we tasted so far in our life. The price tag 1000 baht is around RM 137 for one big piece of omelette. It is a plate of a huge egg omelette and 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 – 1500 Baht
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.
Drunken Noodles with Seafood
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. It is probably once in a life time and 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 go agree that Bangkok Famous Crab Omelette Jay Fai Michelin Street Food is too popular and way over commercialised and that is not their fault. The media is giving them too many coverage as the food is good and it is an interesting story to talk about. 70 year old street food with Michelin One Star, that already makes a good headline.