hmong tilapia fish Recipe

Hmong Tilapia Fish Recipe

Hmong Tilapia Fish Recipe


  • 1 tilapia fish clean with lemon
  • chili oil (see picture below)
  • 1 tbsp of unsalted butter
  • 8 cloves garlic
  • 1 long lemon grass
  • 5 kaffir lime leave
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • fish sauce
  • padek (see picture below)
  • mint leave
  • green onion
  • cilantro and basil



1. Cut Tilapia into 3 or 4 pieces then fried with chili oil and butter. Cover until the mean turn brownish then flip to cook the other side until golden brown.
2. Add 3 spoon of fish sauce and 1 spoon Padek then cover for 3 min then add the tomatoes, lemon grass, whole red onion, black pepper, 5 kaffir lime leave then cover it cook at a low heat for 10-15 min check see if the meat is ready then add green onion, cilantro and basil.

Credit: Thanks MaivKu Va for the recipe.

chili oil and padek