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. Different Hmong families make it differently, but here is one of my family’s versions of Hmong sausage.
On most Hmong occasions, there are always egg rolls. In my opinion, Hmong people make eggrolls the best. They are so addicting! One time my family and cousins gathered together to make four hundred eggrolls for my sister’s wedding. It doesn’t take much effort once you get the wrapping down! Here is one of my family’s version of how to make eggrolls.
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
If you love fried rice and you also love curry like I do then this is the perfect recipe for you. This special recipe of mine is a fusion of both thus the name Chicken curry fried rice. It’s s aromatic, so delightful and rich in flavors it will surely put you in the good mood. *Make sure to make the 3 cups of rice and then turn off the plug to let the rice cool down at least a hour before starting this recipe.
Preparation: 10 minutes Cooking: 10 minutes
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.
Lao Crispy Fried Rice (Nam Kao) is crunchy, sweet, salty and sour. Traditionally, you wrap this fried rice in lettuce, vietnamese coriander, cilantro and mint transforming it to a salad dish, but I prefer just eating the fried rice by itself. I actually learned how to make this from my sister who learned it from her mother in law who is Lao. Hmong people would enjoy this dish because of the sour pork sausage. Try it because you won’t regret making this dish
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 😛 Try it, you won’t regret making this!
Duck Laab is quite a treat. Hmong families have different ways in making duck salad but here is a simpler version of how to make Duck Laab. Though this recipe calls for ground duck, I do prefer making this dish with thin slices of duck.
Steamed Rice Rolls is an addicting Vietnamese dish that the Hmong people often enjoy cooking and eating with their own dipping sauce. Though it does take practice to cook this dish to its perfection, it’s too delicious to not make time to try this recipe every once in awhile!
At Hmong new years you’ll always find many vendors selling fried bananas. I only like to eat them in the summer with a side scoop of coconut or vanilla ice cream. Altogether the warm crunchy and tender taste of the fried bananas with the cold refreshing ice cream melting in your mouth is an orgasmic satisfaction.