Chicken Bamboo Soup – Ntsuag XYaw Nrog Nqaij Qaib

Chicken Bamboo Soup - Ntsuag XYaw Nrog Nqaij Qaib
Chicken Bamboo Soup - Ntsuag XYaw Nrog Nqaij Qaib

 

 

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.

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Pho Beef Noodle Soup – Fawm

Pho - beef noodle soup
Pho – beef noodle soup

Pho is best known as a Vietnamese soup that has become a shared dish in southeast Asia and of course everyone makes it a bit differently from one another. Thai people call theirs Guoi Tiao and Hmong call it Fawm. Some Hmong make it similar to the way they ate back in Laos and some make it the way Vietnamese people in America make pho. This recipe is most similar to the pho my mother makes, which reminds her of pho she ate growing up in food stands in Laos. Just like my mom, I like to add oven homemade meatballs because they are like delightful crunch bits that you could look forward to in the soup.

Preparation and Cooking: 1 hour and 30 minutes

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Quail Lemongrass Soup – Noog Hau

Quail Lemongrass Soup – Noog Hau nrog txuj lom
Quail Lemongrass Soup – Noog Hau nrog txuj lom

 

Preparation: ~5 minutes. Cooking: 10 minutes

My dad and I love eating birds the most in my family! Quails specifically are very healthy as this bird contains a lot more nutrients and less fat than say a chicken does. Here is a quick and easy recipe my dad and I often make. 🙂 Enjoy!

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Chicken Noodle Soup – Khaub Piaj

Chicken Noodle Soup - Khaub Piaj
Chicken Noodle Soup – Khaub Piaj

This soup will definitely relax you on any cold winter day and tastes oh so good when it’s eaten immediately from the hot stove. My mom told me that in Laos the Hmong have taken this soup into their own homes as it is a very inexpensive and easy way to prepare for their big families. For the healthy and the sick, this could be anyone’s favorite soup so I hope you will also enjoy it.

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Lemongrass Chicken with Tofu Soup – Nqaij Qaib Hau xyaw nrog Taum Paj

Nqaij Qaib Hau saw nrog Taum Paj (Lemongrass Chicken with Tofu  Soup)
Nqaij Qaib Hau saw nrog Taum Paj

 

Ever had Tofu in chicken soup? It’s probably the best way to enjoy tofu so if you haven’t had it before don’t be hesitant because it’s easy and it tastes a whole lot better than it sounds! This traditional Hmong soup can be found cooked in various hmong gatherings such as weddings, parties, funerals, etc. It really is a heart warming soup so feel free to also mix in some steamed white rice into your soup as well.

Preparation: 5-7 minutes. Cooking:~15 minutes

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Chicken Pho Noodle Soup – Fawm Hmoob

Fawm Hmoob (Mom's Chicken Pho Noodle Soup)
Fawm Hmoob (Mom's Chicken Pho Noodle Soup)

 

One time when my mom prepared this dish for a big group of Hmong friends and relatives, they all raved how it reminded them of when they used to eat pho all the time at the street markets back in Laos. This is my favorite Pho noodle soup. the peanut butter addition to a pho bowl is what makes this pho noodle soup especially tasty and unique.

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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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Red Curry Noodle Soup – Khob Poob -Kow Poon

Curry Noodle Soup

Curry in Southeast Asian Cuisine share similar characteristics. Lao people use noodles in a similar curry to Thai red curry. This lao version of red curry has become a favorite among the Hmong people. We have our own variations of the lao version, and we call it Kow Poon. Depending on what Hmong family you’re having dinner with, each family makes Kow Poon differently and enjoy different condiments with it

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