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From a pop-up to a brick and mortar, we're growing and we'd love for you to be a part of the journey!
From a pop-up to a brick and mortar, we're growing and we'd love for you to be a part of the journey!
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The Journey:

Nyum Bai began as a pop up 3 years ago. We wanted to reconnect as well as celebrate Cambodian culture through food. We successfully introduced Cambodian street food classics throughout the Bay Area where many were able to taste a part of our heritage (and listen to some great Cambodian 60's rock 'n roll!). Now here we are moving on a new path towards opening our first brick and mortar!

having fun at a pop-up
having fun at a pop-up

Revisit a few articles that featured Nyum Bai's humble beginnings to the present:

SFGate

East Bay Express

SF Magazine

Edible East Bay

The Vision:

Our vision for Nyum Bai takes inspiration from 60's Cambodia, fit with fun Khmer rock 'n roll and Golden Era vibes. It will be a space for the Khmer community to come hang out and also have Khmer culture exposed to the Fruitvale community and the City of Oakland in a way that has never been done before. Khmer families are all about hosting family style meals and once you're invited, you will have to eat! This is the kind of environment we want to present and we hope you'll be able to enjoy the experience we will have to offer!

 

The Food:

Nyum Bai will offer a palette consisting of deep flavors and contrast in textures. Cambodian food is colorful, aromatic, and pungent! You will be able to experience Cambodia's wide array of flavors through home style recipes that were passed down through generations, fresh ingredients, our in house Kroeung paste blend and Prahok, just to name a few. Some dishes that you will see on our menu includes Amok, Sach Ko Ang, Lemongrass Beef Skewers, Somlaw Machoo Kroeung and Prahok Ktiss. We plan to be open for lunch, dinner and brunch on the weekends. Our space will have a great selection of beers and an outdoor patio looking out to the vibrant Fruitvale community.

 

courtesy of Paul Davies
courtesy of Paul Davies

Thank you to everyone that was involved in this project. 

Special thank you to Director - Marco Bercasio, Mom, Lauren and the Delapena's, Catheryn Teav, Andy An, Krystalyna Chuon, and E-40's brother - D-SHot!

Risks and challenges

Risks/Challenges:

Our challenges include initial capitol and having sufficient funds to expand the Nyum Bai team, as well as ordering more serving ware and equipments. We still need to touch up the space we've acquired with furniture and new paint, among other tasks. We hope to open in early 2018 and with your help, we can continue pushing this extensive project forward!

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    Khmer Rock 'n Roll Mix CD

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    Learn how to cook classic Cambodian dishes with Nite while listening to Khmer pop songs!

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    Food Tour 209

    Nite (yours truly) will take you on a yummy food tour through her hometown - Stockton! Eat your way through all the underground spots - you won't regret it.

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