Raan Jay Fai


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Raan Jay Fai

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Supinya ‘Jay Fai’ Junsuta

Hawking with a twist: Located on Maha Chai Road, Raan Jay Fai has become a culinary institution in Bangkok. The seven-table restaurant (and takeaway) may have had humble beginnings as a hawker stall (and to this day keeps its hyper-casual Formica table format), but it has since become an unmissable destination for food lovers. Over the years, one constant has been the chef: legendary Supinya ‘Jay Fai’ Junsuta, who can still be found in the kitchen wearing her trademark heat-protective goggles.

What should I order? On the menu you’ll find Thai street food like you’ve never seen before. Don’t miss the pad kee mao talay – seafood with drunken noodles which are dry-fried and extra crispy – or the one which everyone comes to try: khai jiao poo, Jay Fai’s famous interpretation of a crab omelette which contains a mega 600g of the best-quality fresh white crab meat. While the price might be higher than its hawker contemporaries, Raan Jay Fai’s luxury ingredients promise an unforgettable culinary experience on the streets of Bangkok.

A family affair: Septuagenarian and chef-proprietor Junsuta has lived by the same circadian rhythm for the past 40 years. Having opened the restaurant in the early 1980s, she has worked six days a week at the same wok, and now stands side-by-side with her daughter, Yuwandee.

Icon for the ages: Junsuta has become a celebrity in the world of gastronomy. Hailed for her arduous labour, consistency, brilliant technique, use of top-quality produce and commitment to Thai culinary excellence, she was recognised with the Icon Award at Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2021.


327 Maha Chai Rd, Samran Rat, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200, Thailand

+66 2 223 9384 Visit Raan Jay Fai on Instagram