A common and simple way of having dinner in a hmong family is having very succulent tasty pork with a wonderful spicy pepper dipping sauce and steamed white rice. Experience Hmong food at its simplest. Enjoy. (warning: very spicy pepper so only dip meat lightly on pepper sauce!)
Hmong chicken and bamboo soup is very simple and quick to make. It is very delicious as it is usually poured over white steamed rice to enjoy especially on a cold autumn or winter day. You can use fresh bamboo shoot or more conveniently canned bamboo shoots which are sold as all Asian markets.
Preparation: 10 min. Cooking: 15 min.
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.
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
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!
As many Hmong parents garden they often plant and grow many tomatoes and green beans so it’s not a surprise if you find this fruit and vegetable together in a stir fry. Many hmong families love tomatoes as it makes the meat more succulant and tangy. This is a common yet delicious quick stir fry that is simple for those who don’t have much time to cook.
Preparation: 10 minutes Cooking: 15 minutes