Today's Delicious Hmong Cuisine is prepared by home chef Yer Thor
Born in Long Hai, a small city in the country of Laos, Yer moved to the capital city of Vientiane as a young woman before escaping Laos in 1975 due to the Vietnam War. She came to the United States with no education or English abilities but she knew that people always needed to eat. She saw cooking as opportunity to make a living and support her family. Within a few years of arriving in the United States, she ran a food trailer during the summers with the help of her kids. Later on in life, she branched out by cooking Hmong cuisine in small batches and selling to grocery stores and restaurants. She hopes to some day build an enterprise that sells authentic fresh rice noodles to Asian restaurants and grocers in the U.S.
So what is Hmong Cuisine??
Hmong Cuisine is the common cuisine of the Hmong people found mostly in Southeast Asia and the Hmong American community in the United States. Hmong cuisine is a blend of culinary dishes found in hosting states of Hmong migration.
While remaining stateless after their expulsion from Ancient China, the Hmong have adopted and put their own spin on staple dishes from various cuisines during their migration, such as dishes of the Lao, Thai, Vietnamese and Chinese cuisines. Hmong Cuisine is characterized by the use of a wide variety of spices and herbs found in the Laotion, Thai, and Vietnamese cuisines, including Thai hot pepper, lemongrass, cilantro, garlin, green onions, mint, galangal and ginger. Fish sauce, oyster sauce, soy sauce and hoisin sauce are also used.