This 70-year-old street vendor from Thailand just won a Michelin star!
This is Jan Fai, one of only two Michelin star recipients that sell street food in Thailand.
- In 2010, a tiny Hong Kong dim sum place was awarded a star and the guide gave a star to a Singapore-based chicken-rice hawker in 2016.
- This year, as Michelin launches its Thailand guide, the unlikely receiver of this Michelin star is 70-year-old Jay Fai from Thailand.
She is a fierce 70-something cook, and she serves only 7 tables at a time.
- Only two tables are allowed to be reserved – we wrote our name down at 12, went to a nearby coffee and were seated at 2.30 when the restaurant was opened
She is the only one who cooks the food. She has assistants passing her things and preparing ingedients, but the final dish is prepared solely by her.
Lots of people stop to take her picture. She carries on cooking regardless.
Crab .omelet. The dish that made her famous. It is amazing
The inside of the omelette. Stuffed with crab and deliciousness.