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.

Shiitake mushroom eggrolls – Kab Yaub Nkeb

Kathy's Shi'itake

Kathy's Shi'itake

 

 

During a time when I was trying to reduce my meat intake I created this yummy mushroom eggroll recipe. it actually tastes really delicious and best thing is it’s heathier and cooks really fast! every time i make it for the family, they seem to disappear faster than when i make regular eggrolls :P Try it, you won’t regret making this!

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Fried Rice with Chinese Sausage – Mov Kib

fried rice

Mov Kib (Fried Rice with Chinese Sausage)

 

 

Fried Rice with Chinese sausage is a classic dish. Many Hmong people including myself love to add chili garlic sauce to the recipe for a more spicy garlic flavor. I preferably use sriracha hot sauce. adding this certain hot sauce takes fried rice to another whole level trust me on this!

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Hmong Eggrolls – Kab Yaub

Eggrolls

Eggrolls

 

On most Hmong occasions, there are always egg rolls. In my opinion, Hmong people make eggrolls the best. They are so addicting! One time my family and cousins gathered together to make four hundred eggrolls for my sister’s wedding. It doesn’t take much effort once you get the wrapping down! Here is one of my family’s version of how to make eggrolls.

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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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Deep Fried Catfish mixed in Tamarind Curry Sauce

Deef Fried Catfish

Preparation: 5 minutes. Cooking: ~15 minutes

 

Hmong love fish and tamarind as much as Thai do it’s no wonder Hmong people adore many Thai fish cuisine. This dish is a variation of Thai fried fish soaked in tomato tamarind sauce. My dad loves catfish, so I decided to fry catfish nuggets instead of a big fish. it’s cheaper and a lot more convenient to eat without without having to pick out fish bones.

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Fish Larb – Lav Nqaij Ntses

I can always expect my brother Steven to do some good fish laab salad. I remember the first time he made fish salad for us was when he first started to pick up fishing and when he brought his first big striper home. he used it to make Fish salad for us and it was delicious. There are a couple different techniques we do fish laab in my family but here is one recipe I am sure fish lovers will enjoy.

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