Netflix is known for the amazing food programmes they put out and shows such as Chef’s Table and Ugly Delicious have opened up viewers to cuisines from all over the world.
And their brand new show Street Food is no different!
With the first series focussing on Asia, we are taken on a tour of the continent through street food.
But fans were smitten with Jay Fai from episode 1, the Michelin-starred street food vendor from Bangkok, Thailand.
Here’s what you need to know about Jay and how to visit her street-side restaurant.
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Who is Jay Fai?
Jay Fai, real name Supinya Junsuta, is a 73-year-old woman from Bangkok.
After a fire destroyed her career as a seamstress, Jai Fay reevaluated what she was going to do next and stumbled into cooking, which had previously been her families primary business.
Although not initially confident, Jay Fai discovered her talent for cooking and she opened her street-side restaurant in the 1980s.
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Can I go to Jay Fai’s restaurant?
Jay Fai, even after all these years, is still working at the street food stall.
Raan Jay Fai is located in the popular Samran Rat neighbourhood and under a mile away from Bangkok’s famous Khao San Road, which bustles with globally renowned food and nightlife.
But as it’s so popular, be prepared to wait hours for Jay Fai’s tom yum or drunken noodles or simply make a reservation by emailing [email protected].
Jay Fai’s Michelin star
Michelin stars don’t just have to be awarded to white tablecloth restaurants!
The Michelin Guide does, but very rarely, award them to non-traditional restaurants and in the 2018 Guide, Jay Fai’s food vendor stall was awarded one star – the only street food restaurant in Bangkok to hold this award!
But this is not the only major award Jay Fai has won, as she has also raked in prizes at The World’s Best Street Food Awards and regularly tops lists.
Martha Stewart even named her the best cook in Thailand!
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Fans are desperate to go!
After the first episode aired, Jay Fai won a whole host of new fans.
But people who have already had the privilege of eating at the restaurant also took to Twitter to share their experiences. Some even recall fights they’ve got in to eat at Jay Fai’s!
Holy shit. I cannot leave this Earth without visiting Bangkok for Jay Fai’s food. #NetflixStreetFood
— Pethy (@pethyy11) April 29, 2019
— ?SpacePIRATEQueen? (@punkagogo) April 29, 2019
— Brett Milan Gajda (@BrettGajda) April 27, 2019
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