People have different ways of making Spring Rolls because like a pizza, it depends on what you like to put in. For me, I love mint, ground pork, cucumbers, a lot of lettuce, sprigs of cilantro and a small hint of a shredded thin piece of green onion. The dipping sauce provided below is also a favorite dipping sauce I hope that you will enjoy!
Hmong Broiled Chicken is my favorite thing to eat with the family. It’s healthy, simple, and oh so delicious! The Hmong people use freshly killed chickens which could be purchased at the asian or Hmong stores. Freshly killed chickens are more chewy than say a Foster’s chicken but they are a lot more healthy and tasty.
Pork Laab is my favorite simple Laab salad. With just a few steps, you can quickly make this recipe for a family’s dinner.
No doubt Chicken tastes great with basil leaves. You may have tried chicken poppers before from certain asian restaurants. Now you can learn how to make it at home!
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.
There was a point in my life where I was seriously making spring rolls every other day. Spring Rolls is a Vietnamese appetizer that became an instant hit for the Hmong American community. It’s fairly healthy because in each roll it’s packed with fresh vegetables and lettuce! However It all depends on the individual on what they like to put into the spring roll. In my family we like a lot less noodles, a lot more Hmong cucumbers, lettuce and fresh mint. It’s so simple yet so tasty. Fried Tofu brings a great crunch into each springroll so definitely give it a try. And it only gets better when you make the dipping sauce for it!
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
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.
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.
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.