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Celebrating Madison’s Hmong culture through food

There is plenty of Hmong cuisine to consume in the 608.

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Hmong Kitchen, near the East Towne Mall, has a full Hmong menu. | Photo by 608today

Wisconsin, having the 3rd largest population of Hmong peoples in the US (behind California and Minnesota), hosts organizations like the Hmong Institute, Hmong Madison, and the Wisconsin Hmong Association.

It’s also a national hub of Hmong cuisine. Check out these local restaurants:

Hmong Kitchen, 2161 Zeier Rd. #13
Located inside the Global Food Market, the restaurant offers dishes like Hmong sausage, papaya salad, and kao poob, a chicken dish with vermicelli noodles.

Hmong Legacy Market, 2119 Fish Hatchery Rd.
The Asian grocery store’s deli that has everything from sesame sweet balls, to fish livers, to nava, a sweetened coconut dessert drink.

Madison Oriental Market, 1197 N. Sherman Ave. #4234
Pork laab, spring rolls, steamed layer cake, and plenty of other offerings can be had.

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