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Hmong Market in St Paul by Ann Treacy
August 29, 2011, 3:31 am
Filed under: St Paul

Last weekend we also went to the Hmong Market in St Paul. According to Wikipedia Hmong are an Asian ethnic group from the mountainous regions of China, Vietnam, Laos, and Thailand. There is a very large population of Hmong living in St Paul. We had never been to the Hmong Market before – but Lily got the idea. It is an interesting market. Speaking English is only so helpful at the market – as Patrick found out when he tried to order lunch from a menu. The rest of us pointed and picked obvious things – like spring rolls. The food was good but a little different. For example, the sticky rice was purple. It was still good but purple is kind of a strange colors for food.

The market has lots of food. I said the people from Chopped should be getting their secret ingredients here. Some were totally new to me. You could also get lots of clothes, medicine, toys, videos, cell phones. It was part flea market – although everything looked pretty new. Well unused anyways – some of the stuff looked as if it had been left on a shelf for a while. I’d say if you were from Laos and now lived in Minnesota you’d see lots of things you missed from home here.


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