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Nom Bahn Chok from Khmai Fine Dining in Chicago's Rogers Park

A Refugee Mother's Recipes Give Her Life and Inspire One of Chicago's Only Cambodian Restaurants

Daniel Hautzinger

Mona Sang opened Khmai Fine Dining, one of two Cambodian restaurants in Chicago, to share the recipes and culture of her mother, who fled the Khmer Rouge genocide and ended up in Chicago, where she supported herself and four children as a caterer. 
Prahok Ktiss from Khmai Fine Dining in Chicago's Rogers Park

A Recipe for a Cambodian Dip Redolent of Childhood

Daniel Hautzinger

Prahok ktiss reminds the owner of one of Chicago's only Cambodian restaurants of childhood, when her mother would make it. Now it's one of her favorite dishes, and available at Khmai Fine Dining in Rogers Park. 
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