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.

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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Fried Bananas – Txiv Tsawb Kib

Fried bananas

Fried bananas

 

 

At Hmong new years you’ll always find many vendors selling fried bananas. I only like to eat them in the summer with a side scoop of coconut or vanilla ice cream. Altogether the warm crunchy and tender taste of the fried bananas with the cold refreshing ice cream melting in your mouth is an orgasmic satisfaction.

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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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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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Chicken Katsu

Chicken Katsu

Chicken Katsu

 

 

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

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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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