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Friday, January 28, 2011

Traditional Hmong Food

I came across this video of a Hmong woman making ncuav--the sticky rice kind. She reminds me so much of my mom. In fact, I've been thinking about the foods that my mom makes, things that are unique to the generation of older Hmong women--you know, the foods that younger Hmong generation like myself would eat but don't necessarily know how to make. Like ncuav. Like pig intestines stuffed with sticky rice. Like home-made tofu.

I feel like I want to video tape my mom making these things so it won't be lost on me. Of course, I can have her teach me now, but I also want something that will allow me to always rely on her to still teach me these things, even years from now.

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