Chefs and Restaurants

Chefs to Watch 2019: Nite Yun, Nyum Bai, Oakland, Calif.

Sarah Henry

Nite Yun was born in 1982 in a refugee camp in Thailand, where her parents met while fleeing the brutal Khmer Rouge regime. She has no memory of her time there, but it is important to her. Genocide may have decimated a generation, but at Nyum Bai, Yun keeps Cambodian cuisine and culture very much alive. 

Her parents immigrated to the U.S. when she was two,...