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JBF Greens x Khmai Cambodian Fine Dining

Wed, March 01, 2023

7:00 PM
Khmai Cambodian Fine Dining
Member Price: $85 Public Price: $95 Click Here for Tickets

Join JBF Greens at Khmai Cambodian Fine Dining on Chicago’s North Side for Khmer cuisine and family history. 

Khmai Cambodian Fine Dining is Chef Mona Sang’s “American Dream.” The kitchen became a place for Sang and her mother, a survivor of the Cambodian genocide, to share stories and heal. With the opening of her restaurant this past August, Sang spotlights not only the history of Cambodia, but the potential of its vast culinary traditions.

For this special Greens evening, Sang will curate a complete Cambodian meal, presenting fine dining on her own terms. Wine pairings will be provided by the mother-daughter wine team at Bricoleur Vineyards.


**70% of your ticket price will go directly to the host chef to support their business while 30% will go towards the Foundation’s national programming that is rooted in advocacy, racial equity, sustainability, and women’s leadership for the culinary industry.

All reservations must be made in advance. Should the event(s) be cancelled due to any unforeseen circumstances, including COVID-19, The James Beard Foundation will offer options including ticket exchanges, use of tickets for future events, and option to donate tickets.



Sach Ko Ang > Kroeung-Marinated Skirt Steak with Palm Sugar, Fish Sauce, Crispy Garlic, and Herbs 
*Contains: alliums and gluten 

Mai’s Eggrolls > Khmer-Style Eggroll with Chicken, Taro Root, Onions, Garlic, Shallots, and Chili–Fish Sauce 
*Contains: alliums and gluten 

Ampil Bangea > Fried Khmer Spice–Marinated Shrimp with Spicy Garlic–Tamarind Sauce, Crispy Garlic, and Herbs 
*Contains: alliums, gluten, peanuts, and shell-fish 

Bricoleur Vineyards Isla Rose Brut Rosé 

First Course

Nyom Swai with Twako Sausage > Shredded Mango with Chili–Fish Sauce, Fresh Herbs, Peanuts, Red Cabbage, Cilantro, and Cambodian-Style Sausage 
*Contains: Peanuts  

Bricoleur Vineyards Viognier 2021 

Second Course

Trei Amok > Kroeung-Marinated and Banana Leaf–Steamed Salmon with Lime Leaves, Galangal, Red Chili Paste, Palm Sugar, Coconut Curry, and Garlic Rice 

Somlor Machu Kroeung > Khmer Spice–Marinated Beef Short Ribs with Lemongrass, Galangal, Lime Leaves, Turmeric, Garlic, Celery, Jalapeños, and Sweet-and-Sour Broth 
*Contains: alliums 

Bricoleur Vineyards Special Selection Pinot Noir 2019 


Nom Lpow > Steamed Coconut Custard–Filled Kabocha Squash with Shredded Coconut and Herbs 

Related Info

Learn more about JBF Greens.

Learn more about Khmai Cambodian Fine Dining. 

The Foundation is committed to providing an environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity and which is free of unlawful discrimination and harassment. In keeping with this commitment, the Foundation will not tolerate harassment of guests or staff in any form at Foundation events.


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Official James Beard Foundation Partners

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Chicago Partners

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