How to Make Fresh Lumpia
Lumpia is a popular pastry or snack to many Filipinos in the Philippines. It was introduced to us by the Chinese and has a certain resemblance on the popiah, a spring roll in Southeast Asia. The word lumpia came from a Hokkien term, lunpia, which is also a word which refers to the popiah itself.
Here is a recipe on how to prepare fresh lumpia, a variant of lumpia.
For the filling:
½ cup cilantro (chopped)
½ cup peanuts (crushed)
½ cup water
1 cup shrimps
1 ½ cup carrots (cut into small cubes)
2 cups string beans (chopped)
2 cups sweet potato (cut into small cubes)
2 tablespoon fish sauce
3 tablespoon garlic (minced)
½ pound pork (thinly sliced)
1 pound cabbage (chopped)
1 piece onion (chopped)
1 piece pork cube
1 pack extra soft tofu (sliced)
For the wrapper:
1 cup all purpose flour
1 ½ cup milk
½ teaspoon salt
2 tablespoon vegetable oil
2 pieces uncooked eggs (beaten)
For the sauce:
½ cup brown sugar
2 cups water
½ piece pork cube
1 tablespoon garlic (minced)
1 tablespoon soy sauce
2 tablespoon cornstarch (diluted in 4 tbsp water)
How to prepare the filling:
Pour in some cooking oil into a frying pan.
Sauté the garlic and onion for about 2 minutes in a medium heat fire.
Pour in the pork, pork cube and water. Let it boil until it turns brown all over.
Add the small young shrimps, sweet potatoes, cilantro, carrots and string beans. Mix and let it cook for about 5 minutes or so.
Add the cabbage and extra soft tofu into the mixture. Let it boil for another 5 minutes.
Season with fish sauce. Turn off heat and set aside.
How to prepare the wrapper:
Combine all together the beaten eggs, milk, salt, all purpose flour and vegetable oil into a bowl. Set aside.
Pour in some oil into every edge of a fire pan while setting the fire into medium heat.
Pour in half cup mixture (which you set aside) and let it cook in the pan.
When the mixture dries, remove from the pan and place into a plate.
How to prepare the sauce:
In a bowl with enough water, pour in the cornstarch. Mix until blended then set aside.
In a small casserole, pour in some water and let it boil for a few minutes.
Pour in the brown sugar, pork cube, salt and soy sauce then stir thoroughly.
To make the sauce thicker, add the cornstarch mixture that you set aside earlier.
Let it boil for a few minutes and turn off the heat.
Here’s how to cook:
Gather all the filling, wrapper and the sauce.
Place the filling into the center part of the wrapper then roll and fold the ends. Make sure that the filling is secured and sealed properly.
Pour in the sauce and sprinkle with peanuts and garlic.
It’s now ready to be served!