Date June 19, 2018, Tuesday
Time 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Price: $80
Phone (734) 275-0099

Miss Kim Kitchen Takeover : Chef Chakriya Un of Krueng Cambodia

Join us for the very first of our

We're honored and excited to hand over the boss-of-the-kitchen apron to Chef Chakriya Un of Kreung Cambodia. Not only are we inspired by Chef Chakriya's culinary and personal story as an immigrant who fled during the aftermath of the Khmer Rouge, we're honored to be able to contribute in some small way to the brilliant work she is doing with Kreung Cambodia.


  • Plea ( Cambodian Crudo ) with citrus, herbs, toasted rice, fermented fish paste
  • Preserved lime braised chicken with dill weed and quail eggs
  • Tuk prahok k’tdiss (Cambodian pork dip) with Coconut milk, fermented fish paste, lemongrass, galangal, turmeric, makrut lime leaf
  • Chili stuck pot rice
  • Accompaniments of traditionally prepared market vegetables and assorted greens
  • Assorted Cambodian condiments such as tuk kreung (herb hot sauce), fish sauce and chili
  • Coconut clafoutis with paw paws!!!

This event is a part of the Allied Media Conference – an annual conference held in Detroit to bring together people who use media to ignite change. New this year, the AMC is presenting Dream Cafe, an epic multi-venue exploration of food and community. We are SO jazzed to be part of Dream Cafe.

Here is Chef Chakriya Un in an interview with UO Spaces. The entire interview is well worth a read if you want to learn more about this incredible person and her work.

Kreung is a project that seeks to address trauma created by the Khmer Rouge, create a space for dialogue with my family and community to share stories about their life experience before, during, and after the Khmer Rogue. It’s a way for us to share stories and record history that otherwise would have been lost. Its primary goal is to raise money to fund a tractor for my family in Cambodia (a tool that would drastically improve their community) but it’s become so much more. It seeks to celebrate our culture and liberate us from the effects of acculturation. I grew up with my dad and his sibling’s Cambodian Rock band, non-stop karaoke parties, and delicious meals prepared by the strong and beautiful women in my family. I want to reflect on all the beauty within our culture. All things I am most grateful for.