Friday, January 16, 2009

Food Friday: spring rolls


The humble lumpia (spring rolls) ingeniously fried with sesame seeds. These crunchy spring rolls are filled with shredded pork, shrimps, bean sprouts, mushrooms, bell pepper, cabbage and carrots, with sweet and spicy vinegar dip. It's from North Park, Market! Market!

Lumpia was brought over by Chinese immigrants to the Philippines, and is popular all over Southeast Asia. Cha gio, or Vietnamese spring rolls, runbing in Taiwan, popiah in Singapore and Malaysia, also called lumpia in Indonesia is usually eaten during the Spring Festival in China, hence the name. Lumpia in the Philippines has evolved into lumpiang sariwa or fresh spring rolls, lumpiang hubad literally means naked spring rolls---it is basically an unwrapped lumpiang sariwa (without the crepe); lumpiang shanghai with sweet and sour sauce affirms the Chinese influence, lumpiang gulay consists of bean sprouts and other vegetables, and lumpiang ubod made from coconut julienne.

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15 comments:

maiylah said...

yummy! where can i try those? :)
love the additional info.

thanks for playing, Luna
happy ff!

iska said...

hmmm kakaibang lumpia. i don't think i've ever had something like that. looks yummy!

foodiejenn said...

Very interesting... lumpia with sesame seeds. Hmmm.. that gave me an idea.

My entries are up here and here. Happy weekends!

Zriz said...

I love how my mom and aunt cook lumpiang shanghai (they are half Chinese) mmmmm mouthwatering talaga!


Serving mine HERE

Jay - agent112778 said...

im not a fan of sesame seeds

my entry is here

Great day for us Food Friday Eaters :)
Thanx for the Visit :)

Lynn said...

Haven't had lumpia sealed with sesame seeds yet. They look nice and neat. :)

Mirage said...

Wow! New packaging...Im sure its really tasty, I love lumpia however its made or whats in it! ;)

Liza said...

interesting. i love sesame seeds and this gave me an idea. i'm going to try adding sesame seeds the next time i'm making lumpia. thanks for sharing. :D

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bayi said...

Fantastic! I must show this post to my wife. We eat popiah quite frequently but we don't fry it. When we have this for luch or dinner, the whole family looks forward to it!

Thanks.

Dennis Villegas said...

Looks absolutely Yummy. If it's from Luna, it must be good! Okay ba? ;P

bernadette said...

i make cheese fillings for lumpia wrappers...are they considered lumpia dishes too? They're fried and very yummy as snacks! Yah, maybe add a touch of sesame seeds too! Thanks Luna!

luna miranda said...

i think so, bernadette, kasi turon is also considered as lumpia.:D love those fried cheese lumpia---great appetizers din yon.

luna miranda said...

hahahah Dennis, kung pwede nga lang gawin career dito ang pagre-review ng food 'no? thanks for visiting!

SeƱor Enrique said...

There is a North Park in my area. I will try their lumpia :)

Thanks for sharing!

JayAshKal said...

With sesame seeds, hmmm I wonder the taste? Looks good though. Whatever happened to lumpia with bits of peanuts? Great info...