Hmong and asian recipes

PostHeaderIcon Red Curry Noodle Soup – Khob Poob -Kow Poon

Curry Noodle Soup



If you ever had Thai red curry, you’ll love this kow poon dish. This curry noodle soup is of Lao creation and is one of Hmong’s most loved dishes. Depending on what Hmong family you’re having dinner with, each family make curry noodle soup differently. However, the Hmong people do generally add a lot less coconut juice than Lao people.

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PostHeaderIcon 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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PostHeaderIcon Won Ton Soup

Won ton soup

Won ton soup



Wonton Soup is a beautifully crafted Chinese soup for the soul. Hmong people like to make won ton soup with green mustards instead of bok choy. The best wonton soup I ever had was made by my second older sister Christina. What made her wonton soup special is the enoki mushrooms.

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PostHeaderIcon Papaya Salad – Qaub

qaub, papaya salad

Qaub, papaya salad

Papaya salad is a favorite shared asian dish of southeast asia. It has Lao and Thai roots but everyone makes it a bit different from one another. Hmong people make their papaya most similar to Lao and Thai people. You could even say Hmong papaya fuse a little of both Lao and Thai style together in Hmong papaya salad. This dish is stinky in a good way and quite addictive.  Often times, people rush to the Hmong new year festivals just so they can buy some papaya salad. Make sure to choose a nice large (ripe) green papaya for this dish.

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PostHeaderIcon Hmong Sauteed Chicken

Hmong Sauteed Chicken
Preparation: 5 Minutes. Cooking: ~30 minutes



Growing up my parents made this dish often for the family and no one cooks it better than they do. Here is a simpler version of sautéed chicken recipe for you and your family to enjoy Make sure to serve with some white steamed rice.

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PostHeaderIcon 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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