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.

Chicken Pho Noodle Soup – Fawm Hmoob

Fawm Hmoob (Mom's Chicken Pho Noodle Soup)

Fawm Hmoob (Mom's Chicken Pho Noodle Soup)

 

One time when my mom prepared this dish for a big group of Hmong friends and relatives, they all raved how it reminded them of when they used to eat pho all the time at the street markets back in Laos. This is my favorite Pho noodle soup. the peanut butter addition to a pho bowl is what makes this pho noodle soup especially tasty and unique.

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Tapioca Fruits Dessert – Txiv Ntoo Xyaw Dej Qab Zib

Txiv Ntoo Saw Dej Qab Zib

Txiv Ntoo Saw Dej Qab Zib

 

 

This sweet dessert is served with ice cubes. Jackfruit and lychee together is the best combination for this mouth watering dessert that will make you keep coming back for more! As much as I enjoy ice cream, I’d prefer having this dessert over ice cream on a hot day any day.

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Korean Barbecue Spare ribs

Barbecue

Korean Barbecue ribs

 

 

Who doesn’t like Korean Barbecue? Every time I visit the asian ghetto (asian food plaza) in Berkeley, I would always get the Korean Barbecue spare ribs. Now I can make it at home, and so can you!

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Hmong Broiled Chicken – Nqaij Qaib Hau / Nqaij qaib Vom

Hmong broiled chicken

Hmong broiled chicken

 

 

Hmong Broiled Chicken is my favorite thing to eat with the family. It’s healthy, simple, and oh so delicious! The Hmong people use freshly killed chickens which could be purchased at the asian or Hmong stores. Freshly killed chickens are more chewy than say a Foster’s chicken but they are a lot more healthy and tasty.

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Spicy Pepper Sambal

Spicy Pepper Sambal

Spicy Pepper Sambal

 

 

This is a sambal from Thailand (Issan). It is a wonderfully garlicky and spicy sambal very similar to hmong eggplant dipping sauce. This is my take on the traditional sambal. I love eating this with sticky rice and ovened broiled meat.

Spicy pepper Sambal
Preparation: 5 min. Cooking: 20 minutes

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Pad Thai

Pad Thai

Pad Thai

 

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.

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