The H’Mong, one of the main ethnic minorities in Sapa Town, Lao Cai Province, are well known for both their delectable cuisine and their distinctive customs and habits. Visitors that get a chance to experience their culture will undoubtedly remember it.

The primary ingredient in the majority of Traditional HMong food recipes is corn. The H’Mong ethnic group depends heavily on corn for daily sustenance and economic growth. The H’Mong people have created a variety of delicious recipes with rich, distinctive flavors from this food source. “Men men” is a Traditional Hmong food from corn that is not only well-liked but also incredibly tasty.

Corn is milled into flour, mixed with water to make it moist enough, then kneaded the first cooked dough, is poured out to cool, then added a little water is to knead well and again. Cooked flour is poured into a sieve and then scooped with a spoonful of broth, vegetables, meat and other foods. One more thing indispensable when eating this dish is grilled chili. Because Sapa is an area with a very cold climate, the H’Mong people eat chili to fight the cold. Because this is a dry dish, people who usually eat this dish should add a bowl of hot soup. 

Men men

If eating during the normal day usually ensures the need for satiety, then in some festivals, the need for communal eating is put on top. Just a bottle of alcohol drinks and a pan of  “Thang Co” (the main ingredient is horsemeat), in turn, each person will drink the same bottle and eat the same pan of soup. It is a beautiful image of the community and the equality of the H’Mong people in their way of eating.

In addition, chicken is a must for the Traditional HMong food New Year; without it, no one will wake up the sun god, and the sky and earth will remain in the dark forever. With this The Joy Feasting Menu, Gia brings the culinary of all the regions to the diners. And on this season, we will go along to the Hmong taste with H’Mong black chicken. The majority of black H’Mong chickens are grown in the wild so they can go on their own food hunts. Living in the highlands is the key factor in the thick, crispy skin and firm, non-chewy, and low-fat chicken.

We have spent a lot of time over the years looking for delectable ingredients, and we have never stopped being amazed by the distinctiveness and diversity of ethnic cuisine. And we sincerely hope that the The Joy Feasting Menu will be able to capture all the sensations from the far-off mountains to Gia in every taste and every traditional activites of the H’Mong people.