the movement of the Hmong to America the Hmong people have
still kept their cooking traditions from Laos. Some of their
traditions include harvesting rice, and other plants. They
also have strong butchering traditions. Some of the Hmong
have private gardens near or at their house in America. They
still plant lots of the food in their gardens.
But there aren’t really very many Hmong farmers in
America. Farming back in Laos was a lot different. They would
go out in the fields for most of the day and just work. A
lot of Hmong life was based around farming.
There are a lot of differences in the way
they get their food here, and back in Laos.
In Laos they had a garden that they worked in the fields
all day. They grew their own rice and butchered their own
meat, and also grew vegetables.
Here they still can have gardens, but not nearly as big and
they probably don’t grow rice! They could still kill
and butcher animals but not as much as in Laos.
Also the way they cook it. In Laos it was just on a fire
maybe with some coal. But here it is a whole bunch more high
tech, with a lot more technology.
The Hmong still keep a lot of their traditional
Hmong foods. The Hmong still make eggrolls, cook sticky rice
and much, much more!
At one place that we went to on our fall Hmong Cultural trip,
we got to sample sticky rice rolls (they look like egg rolls),
and we also got to make our own eggrolls and eat them for
In all these ways, you can clearly see that the Hmong keep
their foodways almost the same as in Laos!