Nyum Bai - Crispy Pork Egg Rolls (Nem Jien)
The crispiest egg rolls you'll ever have tried. These crispy pork egg rolls have an amazing crispy texture on the outside and a creamy taro center. Guaranteed to be a hit at any gathering!
This recipe gives back to the CERI Center for Empowering Refugees and Immigrants.
The Center for Empowering Refugees and Immigrants (CERI) is a nonprofit organization based in Oakland with a mission to improve the social, emotional, psychological, economic, and physical health of refugees and immigrants from Southeast Asia affected by war, torture, genocide or other forms of extreme trauma.
Founded in 2005 by a group of bilingual/bicultural mental health professionals, CERI provides culturally-relevant mental health and other social services. We are dedicated to transforming the lives of refugees and immigrants and their families, many of whom suffer from weakening intergenerational relationships, layers of complex needs, and exposure to violence and trauma both in their current environments and in their native countries.
OWNER NITE YUN'S STORY
Nite Yun founded Nyum Bai with one vision: to preserve and share Cambodian culture through food.
The idea to start Nyum Bai came to Yun at a small noodle stall in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Halfway through her bowl of Kuy Teav Phnom Penh, Yun realized a need to bring the beauty of Cambodia back with her to the States and represent for a culture that’s been tainted by war and genocide. She recreated her mother’s recipes from scratch, put together a menu, and set out to introduce Cambodian street food classics to the Bay Area.
Since 2014, we’ve grown Nyum Bai from catering gigs to pop ups at Mission Pie, Golden Gate Donuts, and Temescal Brewing to a food counter in the Emeryville Public Market. We sought to create a space dedicated to the sights, sounds, and tastes of Cambodia’s Golden Era, and in February 2018, opened our first, fully-fledged brick and mortar in the Fruitvale neighborhood of Oakland.
This is our way of preserving Cambodian culture through food.
Made with love. Made to share.