Thai Street Food ‘Queen’ Wins Michelin Star Award
Bangkok, Thailand, is known for having some of the best street food in the world. Now, one street seller is being officially recognized for her tasty creations.
The roadside restaurant Jay Fai in Bangkok was recently awarded a star in the highly respected Michelin Guide to restaurants around the world. Officials from the guide visit restaurants and then give them a rating of 1 to 3 stars, based on overall quality.
Jay Fai is like many other street eateries across Bangkok. It servers a variety of Thai dishes in simple surroundings.
The owner and main cook is 72-year-old Fai Junsuta. She prepares the food in an open-air kitchen. She does all of the cooking in a couple of large pans called woks, and wears special glasses to protect her eyes from an endless stream of smoke.
The Michelin Guide describes her restaurant as "a place that both taxi drivers and foodies wax lyrical about." It says that some of the restaurant's most popular food items are crab omelets, crab curries and dried congee.
Many restaurants wait years to receive Michelin stars. But Fai Junsuta says was not aware of the honor before being chosen.
"Before, I knew the Michelin name but I did not know it had to do with cooking," she told Agence France-Presse. "I am very proud."
But she added that she would quickly be returning to the kitchen after attending an awards ceremony. "We do not have a lot of staff because I'm a bit difficult and crazy," she said.
Jay Fai was one of 17 restaurants chosen for the first-ever Michelin Guide for Bangkok.
Three of the city's restaurants – serving Indian, French and European food - received two stars. The others – seven of which are Thai restaurants - received one star. Many other eateries, including 28 street food places, are also included in the guide, but they did not receive any stars.
In announcing the selections, Michelin said Bangkok has learned how to successfully offer many kinds of international cooking styles without giving up its own food heritage.
Thailand's Tourism Authority signed a partnership with Michelin to create the Bangkok guide.
The partnership followed an announcement last year that Thai officials planned to ban street food sellers in Bangkok in an effort to clean up the city.
The government later backed away from its plans to completely remove all street food vendors. But officials did tighten some rules to prevent sellers from blocking traffic and people.
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泰国曼谷因拥有多款全球最美味的街头小吃而闻名 。如今，泰国一家街头小吃的美食更是荣获了官方认证 。
近日，曼谷街边小吃店Jay Fai获得享誉业界的《米其林指南》授予的一星称号 。《米其林指南》的人员会考察多家餐厅，然后根据整体水平授予米其林一星至三星的称号 。
Jay Fai与曼谷其他的街边小吃店无异 。这里环境简单，店家提供各种各样的泰国美食 。
72岁的素平亚是餐厅的老板兼主厨 。她在一间露天式厨房里准备菜肴 。她掌勺的食物都是在几口大铁锅中烹饪的，她还戴着特制的眼镜避免眼睛被浓烟熏到 。
《米其林指南》称，她的餐厅是“出租车司机和食客都赞不绝口的地方 。”据说，店内最受欢迎的食物是蟹黄蛋卷、咖喱蟹和浓粥 。
许多餐厅为了评上米其林星级已等待数年 。但是素平亚表示，当选前她压根不知道这项荣誉 。
不过，她还表示，参加完颁奖典礼后得赶快返回餐厅 。“店内的员工数量有限，因为我这人有点难相处和疯狂，”她说道 。
Jay Fai是首批入选《米其林指南》的曼谷17家餐厅之一 。
其中专供印度菜、法国菜和欧洲菜的3家餐厅荣获米其林二星称号 。另外有7家泰国本土餐厅荣获一星称号 。许多其他餐馆，包括28家街头小吃也出现在了指南当中，不过没有获得到星级称号 。
随后，政府对清理街头小吃的计划作出让步 。不过，官员为防止小吃摊妨碍交通和人群制定了严格的规则 。