Welcome to Hmong Food home cooking website where you will learn the basics of Hmong cooking as well as other Asian recipes, with a few of them being my own creations. We all know asian food when we see it, but what's Hmong food? Some of what we know as Hmong Food in America today are recreations of popular asian dishes that the Hmong people have learned to cook by living amongst the Lao and Thai people. They are rich in flavors and pleasing to our taste buds such as curry, Pho beef noodle soup, papaya salad and three color drink (aka Nab Vam). You will also be guided into learning actual traditional Hmong food that is made with simple flavors which reflects Hmong people lifestyle as agriculturalists. This is the first cooking website that will share many of these traditional and modern Hmong and Asian recipes that you would particularly find on a Hmong American family dinner table.
My Mother’s Salad – Zaub Xav Lav
This traditional salad is very simple for any American family to make. If you ever run out of salad dressing but still have lots of healthy greens sitting in your fridge then try my mother’s salad recipe. It’s a very zesty nutty salad and quite enjoyable. Don’t be afraid to use egg yolks in this salad as yolks are actually the more nutritious part of an egg.
There was a point in my life where I was seriously making spring rolls every other day. Spring Rolls is a Vietnamese appetizer that became an instant hit for the Hmong American community. It’s fairly healthy because in each roll it’s packed with fresh vegetables and lettuce! However it all depends on the individual, on what they like to put into the spring roll. In my family, we like a lot less noodles, a lot more Hmong cucumbers, lettuce and fresh mint. It’s so simple yet so tasty. And it only gets better when you make the dipping sauce for it!
This is a traditional hmong pepper dipping sauce made with eggplants. This dipping is particularly good with ovened, grilled or bbq meat. You can either oven or broil eggplants to make this dipping but this recipe will ask you to boil. You can also eat this completely by itself, with or without the spice, served with steamed white rice. it’s delicious!
Preparation: 5 min. Cooking:20 min.
Chicken Katsu is a popular Japanese dish that Americans have come to enjoy. I would order chicken katsu whenever I eat at L&L Hawaiian Bbq. This is my adaptation of chicken Katsu which is equally as tasty. SKWD9N877ABQ
Preparation: 5 minutes plus overnight marinate. Cooking: 20 minutes
If you ever had Thai red curry, you’ll love this kow poon dish. This curry noodle soup is of Lao creation and is one of Hmong’s most loved dishes. Depending on what Hmong family you’re having dinner with, each family make curry noodle soup differently. However, the Hmong people do generally add a lot less coconut juice than Lao people.Read the full recipe
Preparation: 40 min to soak noodles. Cooking: 10 minutes
Pad Thai is a wonderful explosion of surprising flavors of shallots, peanuts and tamarind. The key to making pad thai is knowing how long to soak your noodles as it varies from different brands to different sized noodles. This recipe is based on cooking pad thai with thin noodles. Make sure to cook it on high heat and mix thoroughly continuously to prevent noodles from sticking to one another.Read the full recipe