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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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. Different Hmong families make it differently, but here is one of my family’s versions of Hmong sausage.

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Hmong Eggrolls – Kab Yaub

Eggrolls
Eggrolls

 

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.
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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 Curry Fried Rice – Mov Kib xyaw nrog Nqaij Qaib

Mov Kib sawv nrog Nqaij Qaib (Chicken Curry Fried Rice)
Mov Kib sawv nrog Nqaij Qaib (Chicken Curry Fried Rice)

 

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

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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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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 😛 Try it, you won’t regret making this!

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Fried Bananas – Txiv Tsawb Kib

Fried bananas
Fried bananas

 

 

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.

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