Hmongtown Marketplace

Asian in St Paul

The nation's largest enclave of Hmong immigrants lives in the Twin Cities, and this market delivers their favorite Vietnamese, Lao and Thai dishes at its humble food court. Find the West Building and head to the back where vendors ladle hot-spiced papaya salad, beef ribs and curry noodle soup. Then stroll the market to buy embroidered dresses, a brass gong or lemongrass.