Wednesday, October 7, 2009

L = Lumpia


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 ***


Sylvia K said...

And it looks delicious! They're one of my favorite things! Great photo and delicious L word for the day!



Tumblewords: said...

I love spring rolls! Great photo!

magiceye said...

sure looks yummy

Danielle Sy said...

YUM!! masarap yan sobra if you're going to use Vinegar with garlic as sawsawan.. :P

Mara said...

I had some loempias (Dutch spelling, same pronounciation) the other day. I love them and you can get them in all different tastes and sizes over here!

Roger Owen Green said...

I am unfamiliar with the specific term, though I have had spring rolls. Thanks for the info.

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Jenn, the Foodie

I come from a family who loves cooking and eating. I never had any formal training in cooking and that I taught myself how to cook based on the handed down recipes, but I could say that I can cook good food. In 2008, I started documenting my food trips for my travel blog, and since I have quite enough to start a food blog, might as well put all those food trips in one location. Thus, a food blog is born - thanks to the new Friendster Blogs. However, due to several problems, I was left with no choice but to pack bags again and move here instead. Here's the permanent address, promise! Enough talk, let the food trippin' begin! {Know More About Me}