I went to Bangkok for one reason. To eat at Jai Fai. She has been featured on various TV shows and YouTube channels. I think why it was so important to me to go was because she seemed to have retained her street food simplicity. She is one of only two Michelin star recipients that sell street food in Thailand. She doesn’t care for it much and doesn’t even display it in her restaurant.
However, the food is that good. She deserves that star. She is a fierce 70-something cook. One who still smiled and gave my kids a hug. She is a food rockstar.