'Queen of Thai street food' wins Michelin star in Bangkok guide

Legendary street food seller Jay Fai is one of just 17 restaurants awarded prestigious stars in new guide

A 70-year-old Thai street food seller who sells wok-fired dishes has been awarded a Michelin star at the launch of Bangkok’s first guide.Jay Fai, or Auntie Fai, is known for her scorching portions of noodles with prawns and crab, cooked over charcoal fires. The eccentric chef wears ski goggles to protect her eyes from the hot oil sloshing around giant woks in her tiny shophouse.“I was excited from the very first step I made in here,” Jay Fai said as she accepted the award on Wednesday at the ...