'Jay Fai' closed after virus scare
published : 4 Apr 2021 at 22:18
writer: Online Reporters
Legendary Bangkok street food chef Supinya “Jay Fai” Junsuta has announced the temporary closure of her eponymous restaurant after a patron tested positive for Covid-19.
The restaurant announced through its official twitter account, @jayfaibangkok, that a patron who visited the restaurant on April 1 between 6.30pm-9.30pm have tested positive for the novel coronavirus disease.
“We are taking all the necessary precautions, including a deep cleaning of the entire premises and its surrounding area, sanitising equipment and surfaces with disinfectant and all staff members are undergoing swab testing for Covid-19.”
Chef-proprietor Supinya has been cooking at her open-air shophouse on Bangkok’s Maha Chai Road for over 40 years, turning what was once a modest restaurant into a coveted dining destination.
In 2018, her restaurant was awarded a Michelin star in recognition of her food. More recently, the restaurant received the 2021 Icon Award — Asia.