K-pop star Jihyo not so impressed by Jay Fai’s famous crab omelet

Though Jay Fai’s fame endures despite exorbitant prices and long queues in the name of French-starred omelets, one popular Korean singer delivered a stinging verdict to her millions of fans.

At first, the front woman of K-pop girl group Twice had nothing but praise to the delight of her Thai fans in her latest travel diary. In the 19-minute video, the 25-year-old star partakes in Bangkok’s most Asian-touristy activities such as eating and mukbang-ing at EmQuartier, riding the BTS and a tuk-tuk, posing for photos at Paragon, and visiting night markets and temples.

But it was on the second day of her trip when things took a dark turn. See, since the beginning of Jihyo’s trip, she had been craving pad thai. When her choice of noodle shops wasn’t open, the star opted for a convenient alternative, apparently unaware of its worldwide renown.

“We just went to the pad thai place, and they open at 5,” she said in translated subtitles. “And there happens to be a crab meat omelet place right next door, and it was lined up so we decided to try that place before eating pad thai.”

That place was none other than Raan Jay Fai, a restaurant that has leaped to international fame since it was given a star in Michelin’s inaugural guide for Thai dining in 2018 and featured in Netflix’s Street Food: Asia series. 

In what was likely a steel spatula to the heart of some of her Thai fans, she then delivered the ultimate diss after waiting 90 minutes for her THB1,200 omelet:

“It wasn’t worth 1.5 hours of waiting, honestly speaking,” she said in a disappointed tone after a couple of bites.

Despite the shade, her fans filled the comments with their joy at seeing her have fun and wished her a happy birthday today.

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