Category Archives: Vegetarian

  • Steamed Rice Cake

    Posted on February 10, 2017 by admin in Desserts/Sweets, Side Dish, Vegetarian.

    This is something that my mom use to make when I was younger. Ingredients: 2 cups glutinous rice flour (important that it is glutinous for it to rise) 1/3 cup sugar powder or as needed 2 cup water 2 teaspoons instant yeast 2 tablespoons warm water 1/2 teaspoon baking powder You will also need: A rice steamer […]

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  • Sauté Squash tip

    Posted on May 7, 2015 by admin in Vegetarian.

    Squash tops are one of many greens that can be fried by itself with just salt and MSG. Although Squash is commonly found in a lot of vegetable garden, the tips are normally not harvested for consumption. This dish has become one of my wife’s favorite addition to our dinner table as it taste great […]

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  • Bitter Melon with eggs

    Posted on May 7, 2015 by admin in Vegetarian.

    I admit, bitter melon with scrambled eggs was not one of my favorite when I was kid. Now that I’m older, I really like the taste and see why my parents love eating it. For my kids, a few of the more adventurous ones will eat it. the rest of my children don’t care for […]

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  • Scraped cucumber

    Posted on May 7, 2015 by admin in Desserts/Sweets, Side Dish, Vegetarian.

    This Hmong dish is just as it sounds and is fairly easy to make once you get the hang of scrapping the cucumber. My mother loves this and eats it a lot during the summer through late fall. She uses Hmong cucumber which has a slightly lemony taste. My wife and kids also love it […]

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  • Tapioca in Coconut Milk (nab vam or three color desert)

    Posted on May 4, 2012 by admin in Desserts/Sweets, Vegetarian.

    This sweet drink is a nice treat commonly served at celebrations and large events. It’s also nice on a hot summer day or as a dessert. Traditionally it has multiple parts (color layers) with different variations and degree of difficulty. I sometimes make a simplified version of it when I don’t have time. It can […]

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  • Fried Pea Tips

    Posted on March 30, 2012 by admin in Vegetarian.

    Fresh pea tips from our garden or farmers’ market is another reason I love springtime. The window for fresh pea tips is usually  limited so when I have access to it, I make it as often as I can. In our garden, we prolong the harvesting season by stagger the planting. Pea tips are great […]

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  • Stir-Fried Tofu and Mustard Greens

    Posted on March 30, 2012 by admin in Vegetarian.

    We normally make our own tofu, which in my opinion taste a lot better than what you can find at most stores. I hope to post directions for how to make tofu in the future. But back to the dish. it is a fairly simple dish and tastes good with or without the hot peppers. […]

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  • Papaya Salad

    Posted on March 30, 2012 by admin in Vegetarian.

    This is perhaps one of my favorite dish. It is commonlly sold at hmong new year celebrations (soccer/ volleyball tournaments).It is made with green (unripe) papya, and can include a variety of items depending on preference. It normally has a slighlyt sweet taste, with a touch of sour and often made spicy. The recipe is […]

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