The chef and owner of Nyum Bai, a restaurant in Oakland, California, which has attracted national attention, was just two when her parents – Cambodians who had fled the Khmer Rouge in the previous decade – scooped up her and her older brother and headed to America, sponsored by a family affiliated with a church group. They eventually settled in Stockton in California, drawn there because a family friend said the hot weather and farmland would remind them of Cambodia.
The family spoke Khmer at home, but Yun’s parents didn’t talk much about their days in Cambodia under the violence of the Khmer Rouge regime. “It was a very uncomfortable, sensitive topic,” Yun says. “To this day, I still don’t know how my parents met.”…………..CLICK MORE