The Lumpia (Spring Rolls) is just one of the many Chinese foods that is now also classified as part of the Filipino Cuisine. Many Filipinos consider this as one of their favorite foods, and is often served during celebrations. There are so many ways of cooking and serving lumpia - others use a combination of mung bean sprouts, shredded green beans and julienned carrots; but my most favorite is this one on the picture - the lumpiang shanghai. Typically, it has ground pork, grated carrots, and chopped water chestnuts as its filling. Compared to the one that has vegetables, this one is slightly slimmer and is the one being served in celebrations. As for the dip, others use sweet-chili sauce, but ketchup would be okay. There is also a different kind of lumpia - which is more like a crepe and has a vegetable filling, topped with a slightly thick sauce made from water, cornstarch, and other seasonings.
This lumpia was served as part of our lunch at Chicken Ati-Atihan, a food place in Tanjay City, Negros Oriental.
*** Jenn ***