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.

Vermicelli Noodle Soup – Khob Poob

Khob Poob Hmong Noodle Soup
Preparing: 1 Hour Cooking: 20 minutes

Preparing: 1 Hour Cooking: 20 minutes

Makes 10 servings

This is a Hmong family version of the Thai & Lao delicious curry soup however, made with its own curry, without  the spicyness and without the coconut cream. It is essentially a different dish yet very hearty, a lot less fattening, and ofcourse  delicious. I love cooking this version of Khob Poob, as it always reminds me of my mother’s cooking on those cold winter days! The aromatic and the steamy pot of Khob Poob will surely warm you up as well.

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Hmong Sausage Fresh Lettuce Wrap

Hmong Sausage Fresh Lettuce Wrap

Hmong Sausage Fresh Lettuce Wrap

 

I once had this amazingly tasty sausage lettuce wrap at Champa Garden in Oakland. You can purchase lao sausage or hmong sausage at any southeast asian or hmong local stores in the frozen aisle. You can also purchase Vietnamese dipping sauce which is usually sold in a clear container in the vegetable chill aisle. If not, you can also make hmong sausage from scratch by doing a quick search on our website. Dipping sauce recipe below.

Preparation: 15 min Cooking: 15 min

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Tapioca Fruits Dessert – Txiv Ntoo Xyaw Dej Qab Zib

Txiv Ntoo Saw Dej Qab Zib

Txiv Ntoo Saw Dej Qab Zib

 

 

This sweet dessert is served with ice cubes. Jackfruit and lychee together is the best combination for this mouth watering dessert that will make you keep coming back for more! As much as I enjoy ice cream, I’d prefer having this dessert over ice cream on a hot day any day.

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Sticky rice sausage – Hnyuv Ntxwm Mov

Hnyuv Ntxwm Mov Sticky rice sausage

Hnyuv Ntxwm Mov - Sticky rice sausage

 

 

This hearty traditional hmong food has tasty simple flavors that you will enjoy. this is a simple yet delicious snack that can fill you up quick! Hmong stores always have a deli section where you can try these out first if you don’t believe me! It can be difficult when you first learn to make these but with some practice it’ll come easy and will be quite fun to make!

Preparation: 1 hour. Cooking: 1 hour

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Pad Thai

Pad Thai

Pad Thai

 

Preparation: 40 min to soak noodles. Cooking: 10 minutes

Pad Thai is a wonderful explosion of surprising flavors of shallots, peanuts and tamarind. The key to making pad thai is knowing how long to soak your noodles as it varies from different brands to different sized noodles. This recipe is based on cooking pad thai with thin noodles. Make sure to cook it on high heat and mix thoroughly continuously to prevent noodles from sticking to one another.

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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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