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 Poppers with Basil leaves – Nqaij Qaib Kib

chicken poppers

Chicken poppers

 

 

No doubt Chicken tastes great with basil leaves. You may have tried chicken poppers before from certain asian restaurants. Now you can learn how to make it at home!

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Shiitake mushroom eggrolls – Kab Yaub Nkeb

Kathy's Shi'itake

Kathy's Shi'itake

 

 

During a time when I was trying to reduce my meat intake I created this yummy mushroom eggroll recipe. it actually tastes really delicious and best thing is it’s heathier and cooks really fast! every time i make it for the family, they seem to disappear faster than when i make regular eggrolls :P Try it, you won’t regret making this!

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Pho Beef Noodle Soup – Fawm

Pho - beef noodle soup

Pho - beef noodle soup

 

Pho is best known as a Vietnamese soup that has become a shared dish in southeast Asia and of course everyone makes it a bit differently from one another. Thai people call theirs Guoi Tiao and Hmong call it Fawm. Some Hmong make it similar to the way they ate back in Laos and some make it the way Vietnamese people in America make pho. This recipe is most similar to lao pho. I like to make my own meatballs because they are like delightful crunch bits that you could look forward to in the soup.

Preparation and Cooking: 1 hour and 30 minutes

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Mango & Coconut Sticky Rice

Shoua, a friend back in Berkeley really loved this Thai dessert. At first I thought was a weird combination since Hmong people usually only eat sticky rice with meat or sticky rice stuffed with banana but when she introduced me to this dessert I thought it was a pretty smart dish. The key to making this a good dessert is having perfect ripe sweet mangos. My sisters and I have made this several times and it turned out just as delicious as at the restaurant.

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Won Ton Soup

Won ton soup

Won ton soup

 

 

Wonton Soup is a beautifully crafted Chinese soup for the soul. Hmong people like to make won ton soup with green mustards instead of bok choy. The best wonton soup I ever had was made by my second older sister Christina. What made her wonton soup special is the enoki mushrooms.

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Oven Broiled Fish stuffed with Herbs – Ntses Ki

Ntses Ki

Ntses Ki

 

I love oven broiled fish stuffed with fresh herbs! It’s not just yummy but it’s really healthy.  Lao and Thai people use more herbs and seasonings but i just love the simple  way my parents make this fish dish. Some lemon grass, kaffir leaves, fresh mints are enough to give the fish  a wonderful aromatic and tasty flavor!

Preparation: 10 minutes. Cooking: 15 minutes

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