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.

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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Scrambled eggs with melted Tomatoes – Qe Kib xyaw txiv lwm suav

Qe Kib saw txiv lwm suav

Qe Kib saw txiv lwm suav

 

 

My mother tells me that in Laos, Hmong people would just fry lots of tomatoes from their garden and scramble in some eggs from their chicken coop. This is perfect for breakfast. It’s so simple and it tastes much better than it looks! This is one of my favorite ways to eat eggs and could be yours too.

Preparation: 5 minutes. Cooking: 10 minutes.

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Delicious Hmong Sausage – Hnyuv Ntxwm Hmoob

Hmong sausage

Hmong sausage

 

Every once in awhile my mom would buy fifteen to twenty pounds of meat just so we can make hmong sausages, pack them individually in Ziploc bags and then store them in the freezer. This supply would probably last us a month or two as we would only take one sausage rolled link out to oven for dinner. Hmong sausage I believe was inspired by Lao sausage, but of course they both taste different from one another. The distinct difference I believe is that Lao people use coriander and shallots and a few other seasonings while Hmong people uses different seasonings and usually add a bit more vegetable ingredients. Different Hmong families make it differently, but here is one of my family’s versions of Hmong sausage.

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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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Hmong smoked ham & Green Mustards – Nqaij Npua Qhuav Xyaw Zaub Ntsuab

Hmong smoked ham & Green Mustards - Nqaij Npua Qhuav Xyaw Zaub Ntsuab

Hmong smoked ham & Green Mustards - Nqaij Npua Qhuav Xyaw Zaub Ntsuab

 

I enjoy hmong smoked ham and green mustards particularly because it makes a very hearty meal on a winter day. The resulting soup broth brings a lot of warmth to the soul. Unfortunately hmong smoked ham is only available at hmong markets (found usually at the frozen aisle). If you don’t live near a hmong market then substitute with American smoked ham. Choose pieces that contain more fat for a richer soup taste.

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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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