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.

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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Duck Laab – Lav Nqaij Qos

Lav Qos (Duck Laab)

Lav Qos (Duck Laab)

 

 

Duck Laab is quite a treat. Hmong families have different ways in making duck salad but here is a simpler version of how to make Duck Laab. Though this recipe calls for ground duck, I do prefer making this dish with thin slices of duck.

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Eggplant Spicy Dipping – Lws Kubtshis Tuav

Eggplant Spicy Dipping Lws Kubtshis Tuav

Eggplant Spicy Dipping - Lws Kubtshis Tuav

 

 

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.

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Chicken Bamboo Soup – Ntsuag XYaw Nrog Nqaij Qaib

Chicken Bamboo Soup - Ntsuag XYaw Nrog Nqaij Qaib

Chicken Bamboo Soup - Ntsuag XYaw Nrog Nqaij Qaib

 

 

Hmong chicken and bamboo soup is very simple and quick to make. It is very delicious as it is usually poured over white steamed rice to enjoy especially on a cold autumn or winter day. You can use fresh bamboo shoot or more conveniently canned bamboo shoots which are sold as all Asian markets.

Preparation: 10 min. Cooking: 15 min.

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Favorite Spring Rolls with Dipping Sauce – Zaub Fawm Kauv

Spring rolls
Zaub Fawm Kauv (Favorite Spring Rolls with Dipping Sauce)

 

People have different ways of making Spring Rolls because like a pizza, it depends on what you like to put in. For me, I love mint, ground pork, cucumbers, a lot of  lettuce, sprigs of cilantro and a small hint of a shredded thin piece of green onion. The dipping sauce provided below is also a favorite dipping sauce I hope that you will enjoy!

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Steamed Rice Rolls – Fawm Kauv

Fawm Kauv (Steamed Rice Rolls)

Fawm Kauv (Steamed Rice Rolls)

 

 

Steamed Rice Rolls is an addicting Vietnamese dish that the Hmong people often enjoy cooking and eating with their own dipping sauce. Though it does take practice to cook this dish to its perfection, it’s too delicious to not make time to try this recipe every once in awhile!

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