A drive on Maha Chai Road in the evening may mean the encounter of a long line planted in front of Jay Fai, a restaurant, or as many referred to as a “street food” destination. Having been the first street-side eatery to be awarded a Michelin star in MICHELIN Guide Bangkok two years in a row (2018-19), the venue which was once a nightly stop for neighbourhood folks and the city’s hungriest drivers is now a hot pit stop for foodies as well as local and international chefs with a curious palette for the starred street meal.

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Crab Omelette

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Thai Stir-fried Rice Noodle

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Seafood Drunken Noodle

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Stir-Fried Prawns in Yellow Curry

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Dried Congee

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Prawn and Holy Basil Stir-Fry

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Seafood Tom Yum

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Stir-fried Rice Noodle with Seafood

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Stir-fried Crabmeat with Black Pepper Sauce

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Kankanit Wichiantanon
Writer, Bangkok
Kankanit is a writer by day and a baker by night. If there’s one thing you should know about her, it’s that she can wax poetic about food 24/7. Her daily routine is writing, cooking, eating, repeat. They are the things that inspire her from morning 'til night.