Thai Street Food Michelin Star – GIANT CRAB OMELET at Jay Fai (ร้านเจ๊ไฝ) in Bangkok, Thailand!

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Congratulations to Jay Fai (ร้านเจ๊ไฝ) who recently was awarded a Michelin Star!

Jay Fai (ร้านเจ๊ไฝ) is no doubt one of the most legendary Thai street food restaurants in Bangkok – some people are loyal fans, others say that it’s overpriced. It’s a Thai restaurants in Bangkok that I had been wanting to eat at for a long time, but never got around to it – partly because it is so expensive. So finally one day for lunch, Ying and I drove over to central Bangkok to try Jay Fai (ร้านเจ๊ไฝ) for the first time.

But really quickly, about the name….

In Thai, Jay (เจ๊) means a Chinese Aunty and Fai (ไฝ) means a mole, yes a mole. What I can tell you first about the restaurant is that the owner is absolutely awesome. She wears ski goggles and a snow cap while she’s cooking, and she cooks over huge fire charcoal, fanning the flame as she expertly cooks. She’s also quite a character, and she loves to chat – so while I was filming she shared all about herself, and how her method of cooking her legendary Thai crab omelet ensures that it doesn’t soak up very much oil. It’s indeed the most amazing omelet you might ever see in your life.

Crab omelet (ไข่เจียวปู) – You can either order the 800 THB or the 1000 THB crab omelet, I went with the 1000 THB. It’s huge, but only uses 2 eggs, but it’s packed with shell less crab nuggets. The omelet is cooked burrito style, and it’s massive. It’s a must order when you eat at Jay Fai (ร้านเจ๊ไฝ).

Drunken noodles (เส้นใหญ่ผัดขี้เมาทะเล) – Her version of Thai drunken noodles (pad kee mao sen ya) is the dish I would come back for over and over again. Again, it’s not cheap, but the quality of seafood and the seasoning that she uses is superb. The balance of flavor will blow your mind – it’s really the best plate of Thai drunken noodles I’ve had in Bangkok.

Tom yum goong (ต้มยำกุ้ง) – For our final dish we tried Jay Fai (ร้านเจ๊ไฝ) tom yum goong. Again, massive prawns and seafood were used, and she cooked it over charcoal. It was awesomely delicious, sour, and flavorful.

Eating at Thai street food restaurants like this can be all about expectations. You have to go in knowing the prices are very high and you’re going to spend way more money than going to any other corner Thai street food restaurant. That being said, it’s a one-of-a-kind historical culinary legend of a restaurant in Bangkok. I thoroughly enjoyed my experience eat at Jay Fai (ร้านเจ๊ไฝ), and it was an honor to stand there and talk with Jay Fai (ร้านเจ๊ไฝ), and then eat her cooking.

Total price – 2,370 THB ($72.32)

Jay Fai (ร้านเจ๊ไฝ)
Address: 327 Thanon Maha Chai, Samran Rat, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
Open hours: 1:30 pm – 1:30 am
Phone: 02-2339384

ที่อยู่ 327 ถนน มหาไชย แขวงสำราญราษฎร์ เขตพระนคร กรุงเทพฯ 10200
โทร. 02-2339384
เปิดบริการ 13.30-01.30 น.


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Purva Bhurewal says:

It was a really nice vedio.

Greg Robertson says:

Given the price you would pay for food like that in Scotland, what Mark had is still good value.

พีรพัฒน์ เผยศิริ says:

ดูตอนตีสองครึ่ง เจียวไข่แป้บนะ555

FlamerzZz says:

2300 bath is CHEAP !! considering those crabs and large prawns in those dishes !

Dennis Nouansavanh says:

Even if I got rich I wouldn't spend 1000 baht on an omelette

Boyd Nyborg says:

This place looks incredible Mark! Just ate at Yaowarat road tonight. Have to go back that way tomorrow. I hope we can get a table now that you've posted 🙂 Thanks for the video! Looks amazing.

SirBowie says:

I don’t like how you’re incorporating dubstep music and slow mo’s into this video. Otherwise, VERY delicious looking food!

cathy bourne says:

Wow that soup looks good and the drunken noodles looks good too.

Yurshim Kazingmei says:

you axaggerate too much bitch


omelette series in Thailand?

Christopher Jenkins says:

Forget Christmas dinner. I'll have this!

dirt Tyler says:

I'm hungry

plasticman2k says:

Food looks ok. Best to spend your money elsewhere.

GAMER 4 says:

I prefer u 2 upload videos of short duration (7 to 10 minutes )

Sanford Chin says:

Mike, did you change your microphone? i enjoy your previous videos with the previous sound quality (deeper and fullbody).
Great video nonetheless. Keep it up!

Littleboi331 says:

Love seeing your smile 😃

Jay Fab says:

WTF!! giant crab omelet! Its on my bucket list!!!

packers4life says:

Holy crabs , that's looks awesome!

cracken lord says:

Damn Mark, you made me hungry in the middle of the night.. 😭

Aeon Michael says:

Can't wait to try it! Hopefully I get a chance to meet you in Bangkok 1 day

Anita nair says:

Looks so delicious 😍😍

Yohan Luo says:

this price i can go to another fine restaurants in bankok. in taiwan too.

Fai seng says:

That food are too much expensive

steve galerkin says:

I admit that it is a daunting task for Mark (being a one man production team) to generate his travel and food vlogs twice a week. I have been watching Mark (as I stated in my previous comment) for a couple of years now. Before he reached a million fans I found the pace and frequency of his videos to flow well and they held my interest as I was very entertained and educated by them. As of late (with the addition of his two other channels he recently added) the flow is being broken up and fragmented to my chagrin. What I mean is the old format of visiting one country and posting a number of sequential daily videos was easy on the eye and mind. As of late Mark has been jumping from one location to another, posting one video here and another there which I find disconcerting. I realize that this new program platform (YouTube) is in it infancy and with time the cream of the crop will figure out which style and formats work best. In all actuality it is no different from what goes on in the production offices of the major networks but without the committees. Just as I have grown tired of Parts Unknown because Anthony has slipped into an overly slick and overly produced program format. I would wish Mark would see his videos as postcards from a friend to a friend, kept on a human scale and targeted to a narrow but large audience of like minds. Cheap travels, good food finds and a wholesomeness that transcends the medium. I do not find the Food Ranger or the Dumpling guy to be on the same level as Mark. Mark is Mark because of his quirkiness and that certain charisma his possesses. I hope he evolves his channel with thoughtfulness and reflects on his success and how he got to where he is today.

Carson Thiel says:

“I’ll start with the noodle, and then I’ll move on to bigger, more muscular things”

Bad choice of words, buddy.

mamamaumamam says:

Salute to the camera person. I would have stopped filming and rolled on those dishes

rocky ngangom says:

What are premium ingredients?

Kiran Thomas says:

For the first time Ying looks comfortable 0.31 😃…
Good work mark . 👏

Andy says:

Great vlog Mark those king prawns looks delicious!

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