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Street Delight

Posted: September 1, 2010

An old friend of mine recommended strongly that I try out an upscale street restaurant called Jay Fai in the old part of Bangkok, at 327 Mahachai Rd. This turned out to be a great journey for a gastronome like me. The cooking is done on an open live charcoal-fired wok by the lady chef owner and is truly a one man show.

Jay Fai Street restaurant

The Chinese-inspired Thai pan-fried noodle in thick gravy with seafood is a real treat. The crab omelet is a must try dish. The chef uses the deep-fry technique “Zha” which results in crispy golden brown and dry on the outside while tender and juicy on the inside, with a puffy appearance. The Won Ton soup was beautiful and delicious too, served with three big sparkling fresh banana prawns.

Bangkok street food

Won ton soup

Jay Fai’s cooking was based on high-quality ingredients, which were cooked in numerous ways, stir-fried, deep-fried and boiled, but which are usually kept simple and cooked with little oil to enhance the food’s fresh flavour.

Nam

Chef Nam's street delight

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