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.

Hmong pepper dipping sauce – Kua Txob Ntsw Nqaij

Hmong pepper dipping sauce - kua txob ntsw nqaij

Hmong pepper dipping sauce - kua txob ntsw nqaij

 

 

 

This Hmong pepper dipping sauce is perfect for serving with any grilled, bbq and ovened meat. Its also perfect for eggrolls, steamed rice rolls and cabbage rolls (these recipes can be found on this website). The oil and vinegar in this recipe it meant to help reduce chilli peppers’ heat.

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Tender Broiled Pork with Spicy Pepper Sauce

Tender Broiled Pork with Spicy Pepper Sauce

Tender Broiled Pork with Spicy Pepper Sauce

 

A common and simple way of having dinner in a hmong family is having very succulent tasty pork with a wonderful spicy pepper dipping sauce and steamed white rice. Experience Hmong food at its simplest. Enjoy. (warning: very spicy pepper so only dip meat lightly on pepper sauce!)

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Lemongrass Marinated Pork

Lemongrass Marinated Pork

Lemongrass Marinated Pork

 

My brother in law makes this amazing lemongrass marinated pork ribs. My recipe is almost as good as his and I want to share it with you! Make sure to serve it with steamed white rice and pepper sauce. Your family will surely be grubbing on these!
Preparation: 10 minutes. Cooking: 15-20 minutes

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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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Three color dessert – Nab Vam

Three color drink - Nab Vam

Three color drink - Nab Vam

There are so many different ingredients you could add into making this sweet tricolor dessert. It’s the same idea as choosing your toppings for your ice cream cone. The Thai, Lao, Vietnamese, Hmong and other southeast asian minorities make this dessert as each add different items into the dessert. Usually at big parties, Hmong people would mix all ingredients together in a big bowl, and would pour ladles of the dessert into individual bowls or cups. However, you can serve it any way you like by color coding in a classy glass cup or just by mixing everything in a big bowl to serve a big crowd. There are many variations on making nab vam, and this recipe will guide you into the basic way the Hmong people like to make NabVam, the multicolor sweet drink.

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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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