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 & Shredded Cabbage stir fry – Nqaij Qaib Xyaw Zaub Pob

Nqaij Qaib Saw Zaub Pob

 

 

This stir fry is very quick and good. If you’re in a rush to make dinner, this common Hmong stir fry couldn’t get any easier! Make sure to serve with white steamed rice.

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Jajangmyun – Jajangmyeon – Chinese, Korean dish

JaJang Myun

JaJang Myun

 

This is my take on jajangmyun, in which i modified the recipe just a bit to fit our family’s taste. JaJangmyun is a very popular korean black bean noodle dish that has been showcased many times in Korean drama movies. It’s actually a very simple dish if you can find the right black bean paste (not black bean garlic sauce!) which are usually sold only at korean markets. they should only contain: wheat flour, soybean and maybe msg and preservatives. At other asian stores if it says black bean, and is a korean brand then you got the right stuff!

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Vietnamese three color drink – Nab Vam

Tri color dessert

Tri-color dessert - Nab Vam

 

 

Total preparation and cooking: 2 hours & 30 minutes.

This sweet drink is a Vietnamese way of making Nab Vam. It’s not only appealing to look at but it will definitely satisfy your sweet cravings. No need to go to the restaurants anymore as I am giving you the secret recipe right here :) It does require some time to make, but it’s well worth making for a good crowd on any occasion.

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Sesame balls – Qe ncuav kib

Qe ncuav kib - sesame balls

Qe ncuav kib - sesame balls

 

 

Preparation: 20 minutes. Cooking: 12 minutes

This chinese delightful dim sum is also a favorite appetizer known to southeast asia. My mother used to make sesame balls when I was just a little girl. I remember she would let me roll the dough into balls before frying them.

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Hmong smoked ham & Green Mustards – Nqaij Npua Qhuav Xyaw Zaub Ntsuab

Hmong smoked ham & Green Mustards - Nqaij Npua Qhuav Xyaw Zaub Ntsuab

Hmong smoked ham & Green Mustards - Nqaij Npua Qhuav Xyaw Zaub Ntsuab

 

I enjoy hmong smoked ham and green mustards particularly because it makes a very hearty meal on a winter day. The resulting soup broth brings a lot of warmth to the soul. Unfortunately hmong smoked ham is only available at hmong markets (found usually at the frozen aisle). If you don’t live near a hmong market then substitute with American smoked ham. Choose pieces that contain more fat for a richer soup taste.

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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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