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Melanie Wong | Jun 17, 201910:24 PM    

Nyum Bai, the tiny Cambodian restaurant opened last year in Fruitvale and has been earning accolades from the get-go. 'hounds have been following La Cocina alum, Nite Yun, from her early pop-up days. But my first taste of her cooking was in April.
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With a morning appointment in Oakland, I figured I'd just drive over for lunch. Not quite that simple. Twenty-three minutes to find a parking space 4 blocks away ... but worth the effort to visit Nyum Bai.

I ordered the Kuy Teav Cha with pork, $14. The generous portion of thin rice noodles was stir fried with bits of pork and rough cuts of cabbage in a savory-sweet sauce. A squeeze of lime and a taste of both hot sauces for some contrast, plus the fried egg and crushed peanuts to stir in made each bite taste a little different.

The serving size was too much for a lunch meal, and I did find myself wishing that a smaller plate for less money were available instead of packing leftovers. But then it dawned on me that Chef portions these dishes for sharing. So, bring a friend or two, make it a social occasion and sample more dishes.

Known for long wait times for tables, guess I lucked out walking in immediately as a solo diner at 1pm on a weekday. Once seated, my gracious server helped me navigate the menu and was in no hurry to rush me out. Lovely experience all-round.

Nyum Bai
3340 E.12 Street Suite 11
Oakland, California 94601
(510) 500-3338

Nyum Bai

Nite Yun's spirited Cambodian brick-and-mortar offers Phnom Penh street food & local brews in a nostalgic space.

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