Thursday, September 17, 2009

Fresh Lumpia

Fresh Lumpia is a traditional Filipino dish. Lumpiang Sariwa, or Fresh Lumpia, are folded into a soft, crepe-like wrapper made with eggs. They contain a mixture of stir-fried ingredients, heavy on the veggies, Pork, and turnips, served with sauce and peanuts.

Fresh Lumpia Ingredients:


  • 1/4 kilo pork liempo, boiled and sliced
  • 1/2 kilo shrimp, shelled
  • 2 squares tokwa (tofu), cubed
  • 1/2 cabbage, medium-sized, shredded
  • 1 cup string beans, sliced diagonally
  • carrot, cut into thin strips
  • kinchay, cut lengthwise, half inch
  • kamote, medium-sized, cut into thin strips
  • lettuce leaves
  • 3 tbsp. cooking oil
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 garlic, crushed
  • peanuts, finely chopped (for garnishing)

Lumpia wrappers:

  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • dash of salt
  • oil to grease frying pan

For sauce:

  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • water
  • cornstarch
  • soy sauce


  • soy sauce to taste

Fresh Lumpia Cooking Instructions:

· Saute garlic and onions. Add pork and shrimp.

· When pork and shrimp are slightly cooked, add tofu.

· Add carrots, string beans, kamote, then kinchay and cabbage. Do not overcook.

· Season to taste. Cool before wrapping.

To make lumpia wrappers:
Mix egg, water, cornstarch and salt thoroughly until smooth. Take about lA of batter to make each crepe (piece of wrapper). Brush some oil on a non-stick pan. Spread the batter thinly by turning the pan around. Cook only one side of the crepe over low heat. (Don’t keep the crepe too long on the pan as it will be toasted. When it turns slightly brown or small bubbles appear on the surface, it’s cooked.) Lift crepe off using a wide spatula, and place on wax paper. Stack cooked crepes with wax paper between them.

To make sauce:
Dissolve cornstarch in water and soy sauce. Put brown sugar in a saucepan. Caramelize by stirring the sugar continually until totally melted. (Don’t scorch the sugar.) Add some water and simmer until the caramel is dissolved. Add cornstarch dissolved in water and soy sauce. Stir until mixture becomes smooth and transparent.

To make lumpia:
Put 2-3 tablespoons of filling in lumpia wrapper. Roll wrapper and seal. Serve with sauce and finely chopped peanuts.

- from PinoyRecipe.Net


Another food that I crave for.

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