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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Favorite Spring Rolls with Dipping Sauce – Zaub Fawm Kauv

Spring rolls
Zaub Fawm Kauv (Favorite Spring Rolls with Dipping Sauce)

 

People have different ways of making Spring Rolls because like a pizza, it depends on what you like to put in. For me, I love mint, ground pork, cucumbers, a lot of  lettuce, sprigs of cilantro and a small hint of a shredded thin piece of green onion. The dipping sauce provided below is also a favorite dipping sauce I hope that you will enjoy!

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Samosa – Indian Appetizer

Samosa - Indian appetizer

Samosa - Indian appetizer

Preparation: 1:10 hour. Baking in Oven: 30 min

Samosa is a wonderful Indian appetizer that is believed to have traveled along the trade routes from central Asia. I myself have seen a few variations of samosas in a couple different asian cultures. My version of making Indian samosa is a bit non-traditional but a quicker and a healthier way of making Indian samosas. I first had it way back in high school when my science partner Ravneel offered me some samosas that his mother had made. I dipped them into this amazing chutney minty dipping sauce and immediately fell in love (with the food that is!). Ever since then I couldn’t stop making samosas.

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Hmong Chicken Sausage – Hnyuv Ntxwm

Hmong Chicken Sausage - Hnyuv Ntxwm

Hmong Chicken Sausage - Hnyuv Ntxwm

 

 

Hmong sausage is usually always made with pork. However in my family, we also enjoy chicken sausage (my mother’s clever idea). This simpler and healthier version of hmong sausage is just as mouthwatering as any hmong or southeast asian sausages you will ever experience. No doubt that you’ll also enjoy it as much as my family does. Serve with steamed steamed rice, sticky rice and your favorite chili sambal too!

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Ovened Chicken Wings with Tomato Pepper Sauce – Nqaij Ki & Txiv Lwm Suav Kua Txob

Nqaij Ki & Txiv Lwm Suav Kua Txob

Nqaij Ki & Txiv Lwm Suav Kua Txob

 

 

I prefer eating this over KFC grilled chicken any day. This is a common dinner food for Hmong people because it is quick and easy and delicious. Serve this chicken with Hmong’s traditional tomato pepper sauce.

Preparation: 10 minutes. Cooking: 20 minutes.

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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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