Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Best Hmong Pepper Sauce Ever


Well, one of them that I've tasted, and I've tasted many pepper sauces. I eat pepper with just about anything. Basically, if you don't eat pepper, then you're probably not Hmong or your parents fed you too many McDonald's hamburgers growing up. The second part happened to me too, but I still eat peppers. :p Seriously, the Hmong pepper sauce is a staple on many Hmong dinner tables. Whether it's just the simple pepper and salt or tomatoes mixed with it, Hmong people usually don't eat Hmong food without pepper on the side. If it's not there, then trust me, someone will ask for pepper.

My pepper sauce has the usual ingredients, but there is one secret ingredient in there that makes a difference. Can you guess what it is? It's also about the right quantity of all the ingredients. I originally made this pepper for egg rolls and received many compliments. Nobody cared about the egg rolls, they just wanted to know what was in the sauce. It could've been that my egg rolls weren't that good, but that's the thing! This sauce will make any bad tasting egg roll or meal taste good. I once served this sauce at meal time and someone said that they could just very well eat the sauce despite the other delicious meals that were served.

I just made it in an instant today, so I didn't have time to measure it and take photos, so unfortunately, I won't be posting the recipe until another time. This among other Hmong foods is still on my list to add to the blog to share with others so that we don't forget how to make our own foods.

6 comments:

  1. yuummm PEPPER. totally cute post. and I agree with you about "It's all about the sauce" even is the egg roll sucks! ahha I have to eat egg roll with peanut sauce.

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  2. Thanks. Now, I want to make some egg rolls to go with it. Haven't made them in a long time.

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  3. I can't wait for your sauce recipe post. I wonder if it is the same version I grew up with. My parents used to roast the tomatoes right on stove top using foil. I'm not that brave because I don't want to start a fire. Do you roast your tomatoes, and if so, is it in the oven or grill?

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  4. Please do share the secret ingredient. =) Mouth is watery now.

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  5. Is there any way that you can post your recipe for your pepper sauce? it looks divine! is the secret ingredient peanuts?

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  6. I too am waiting for the pepper sauce recipe. :)

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