Tuan Bun and her nephew Jeremiah outside of Cambodian Street Food in Oakland, California.
Tuan Bun, right, and her nephew Jeremiah outside of Cambodian Street Food in Oakland. Photo: Amir Aziz

Last Wednesday, Tuan Bun was cooking at her sister Malinda’s restaurant, Cambodian Street Food on Foothill Boulevard in East Oakland. The building resembles a house, and its outer facade is covered in a vibrant mural depicting an apsara, a dancing female spirit, looking at a beautiful sun setting over the iconic Buddhist temples of Angkor Wat.

As Tuan cooked, her nephew Jeremiah tended to a long line of customers waiting to pick up

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