Most of Hmong Village news are covered by mainstream and Hmong media. Below are some videoclips and news articles about our indoor market.  

Free Turkey Giveaway!

November 22-23, 2019


Hmong Village will be hosting their first annual raffle drawing for free turkeys on Friday 11/22 and Saturday 11/23 from 12 pm- 2 pm by the stage in the produce area! Come join us for a chance to win!

Tasting your way through St. Paul’s Hmong Village from tri-color tea to forbidden rice

July 8, 2015

"Thanks to the Hmong migrations through China, Vietnam, Laos, and Thailand, Hmong food takes considerable inspiration from other East Asian cuisines. While you might find something you probably haven't had before (say, for instance, a sticky rice intestine), you'll also find pho, banh mi, Peking duck, bubble tea, green papaya salad, and lots of things you probably have had."

Hmong Village thrives in St. Paul, Minnesota


“This place is huge. It offers Hmong music CDs to videos, toys, fresh fruits and veggies, clothing, jewelry, kitchenware, and a whole buffet of vendors offering Southeast Asian, stomach hugging, delicious goods. The large, cacophonous wonderland teems with aromas, trinkets, jewelry, tinctures, herbs, spices, shoes, headdresses, bootleg DVDs, and on and on and on. It’s a wholly different and no less enduring piece of our culture, cranking away in relative obscurity thanks to the enclaves that Hmong have created in St. Paul’s East Side and Frogtown.”

Village a place for all Hmong

October 2010

“Walk, shop, eat and talk. Those are the things Yia Vang wants people to do when they visit his spacious building on St. Paul's East Side. Called Hmong Village, it's a labyrinth of indoor merchant stalls, fresh produce vendors, bustling kitchens and offices geared toward the region's tens of thousands of Hmong residents, many who live in St. Paul.”

Grand Opening of Hmong Village

November 2010

“Vang said the vision and goals of the Hmong Village are to have a community place where families with children can shop, eat, listen to music and talk to other people. He said it is a destination mall for people visiting from other states. ‘As we all know Saint Paul is a beautiful city and a beautiful city and we all love and treasure it very much. Our goal to help build Saint Paul to become a better city and a better place for our children and our children of our children. To do that we have to work together with the community, the city and the state to create more jobs and better education and more houses to those who need them.’”

In St. Paul, Great Deals and Ethnic Diversity

July 6, 2016

"Another Hmong shopping bazaar I visited with Mr. Vang, and then again later with my cousin Ellen, was the Hmong Village Shopping Center. From the exterior, it looks like a mundane warehouse attached to a huge parking lot. Within are dozens of merchandise and food vendors, hawking everything from khao poon curry noodle soup to an entire roast duck. I was already pretty full, so Ellen and I shared a big fried sesame ball filled with coconut (75 cents) as well as some fried bananas (3 for $1)."

Hmong Gourmet An insider’s guide to St. Paul’s Hmong Village and Hmongtown

October 3, 2016

"We were on a mission to find the best of the best at this particular moment at the giant Hmong Village up on Johnson Parkway, and both agree that koj thiab ntiv from Grace Diner, one of almost two-dozen food stalls at the indoor marketplace, is a classic that any Hmong food fan must try. The drumstick in question is spectacular—jellied, minty, a little sour, a little salt-and-peppered, and definitely not a dish I’d have known to try on my own. Get it."

Hmong Village in St. Paul: 25 Tastes

November 8, 2010

"If you’ve eaten adventurously up and down Nicollet Ave. in Minneapolis or University Ave. in St. Paul, much of what’s served at Hmong Village will be familiar to you. But there are a number of surprises hiding among the eateries, and the sheer number of restaurants in such a confined space makes the Hmong Village food court a real (if figurative) trip."

A Guide To Hmong Village

June 5, 2011

"What really makes Hmong Village a destination spot is the food. Definitely go for the food. There are 17 restaurants serving piping hot bowls of Pho, curry noodles, roasted chicken legs, and barbecue ribs just to name a few. There are individual tea houses in certain stalls, and bubble tea vendors. There is a bakery as well, serving croissants and miscellaneous French pastries. There is even a vendor selling pizza by the slice, which is perfect for the kids."