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February 28, 2007


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What, no recipe for the garlic-vinegar sauce to eat it with? Blasphemy!


This goes on the top of my list of new things to make! Just another white girl trying to roll with the likes of Lightning Lumpia.

props if you can roll lumpia cant do it ....

hahaha...did you make the Alton Brown brined turkey?

my Filipino parents liked the Good Eats vichyssoise i made...even though they couldn't pronounce it...psh, i'm surprised i can even pronounce it.

i love the blog! i'm surprised most of the kalamansi found in CA is orange; the fruit in the kalamansi trees my dad has in FL are green.

Thanks Janice. Yes, I make the AB turkey almost every year. I've found out that Kalamansi starts out green, and then turns orange. I think Pinoys just use it when it is green. I'm actually going to post a follow-up to my kalamansi tree soon, so stay tuned for that.

Thanks for sharing this so tasty recipe with me!!! Im from Greece and cooking is my hobby!

Hi Eleni. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I hope you enjoy the lumpia recipe.

I tried learning how to cook Filipino food from my dad, but we found my love of all things measurable and his lack of such love to be an irreconcilable difference. Our conversation over a pot of pork adobo in the making went like this:

Dad: Ok, now you add some salt.
Me: Ok. How much salt?
Dad: (holds out his hand, cups his palm and pours some salt into it) This much.
Me: What is that, a teaspoon? Two teaspoons?
Dad: (incredulous) I don't know. (holds out his palm again) This much!

Sigh. That's why I don't cook Filipino food.

I know what you mean Ruth! Figuring out measurements has been the most difficult thing for me too. But after a while, you start getting more comfortable.

Lumpia Dipping Sauce

I got this recipe from a Filipino restaurant, equal parts of sugar, vinegar, and banana ketchup. Mix all together until the sugar dissolves. No cooking!!! :) :) It is sooo goood

It's called BRINING, MOTHER. Look it the f*** up!
Kidding! I would have been slapped eight ways to yesterday with that.

Hey Marv,

I was looking at the filling in your lumpia. If I am not mistaken you were using bean sprouts, not alfalfa sprouts. I am pretty sure there is a difference between the two. Just a clarification.

Take it easy, Homes.

Hi OG Pilipino. You are completely right, bean sprouts are completely different than alfalfa sprouts. Bean sprouts is correct and I'll update the recipe accordingly. Thanks for the catch.

Lumpia & Pancit were my favorite dishes that a coworker would bring in for our work potlucks. I miss working there, just for the food we ate.


love your blog. moved to manila 4yrs ago and fell in love with the food and people. have learned to cook many dishes. back in states for a visit and sharing the food with everyone.

I like the photos. I learned how to wrap about 60 of these myself because of you but we used the Wanton wrappers so we can make then really small. De La Hoja fight tonight.
We finished about 240 of these in miniature form. My wife rolled the others. She's too fast. She's the 50% Filipino and 50% Mexican. I'm all Mexican but love the Filipino food.
Find a way to do video. That would be awesome for instruction. Thanks and take care. Love the site.

Lumpia and pancit are always a classic combo. Thanks Rachelle.

Thanks rosy.

Thanks for visiting my blog, melissa. I hope you enjoy your stay in the Philippines.

Hello Juan. I'm glad my post helped you with your lumpia wrapping. I ordered the fight last night as well and of course was very happy with the outcome. Go Pacquiao!

You won't believe how much I can understand you! Believe me they are all the same worldwide, all nagging and criticizing, definitely not the polite way.
As if they have graduated of some kind of an international mother's plotting school.
Thank you from Greece for your (her's after all) nice and "enlightening" recipe.

actually your mom quit nagging the minute you decided you wre interested in something filipino. we are very proud of our heritage and customs handed down to us and I can understand that instead of dropping nasty remarks she ended up loving you for wanting to share being a filino! mabuhay! ;)

ps that's FILIPINO.

and btw the preparation and cooking of lumpia is a festive thing. we don't usually cook it unless there's a party of birthday that's why it's an enjoyable affair to be shared in the setting of warm and loving camaraderie. ;)

thanks for this recipe, i love lumpia fried

Awesome photos..
i love the pictures from step to step!!
thanks for sharing your knowledge and sharing your talent to post these kind of blog..

Someone at rec.food.cooking pointed me to this post during a thread on lumpia, and I'm so glad he did. I love your blog! Now I'm gonna go read it ALL. Well, at least for an hour or so.

The dialogue between you and your mom really brings me back! My sister and I had a good lol. I'm going to try this recipe and hit up your truck, of course. Come to weho!

Word! Great blog Marvin! Your relationship with your mom reminds me of my relationship with my mom and my wife just doesn't understand but seems to always get a laugh because of my mom's heavy Filipino accent. Looking forward to some day opening and operating a Filipino food truck or restaurant with you as an inspiration!

Aha! Proof for my "old" sister that Filipinos do make lumpia with potatoes in them! She swears my mother never used them. Of course, she is 10 years older so I think her mind is going! And I have never, ever seen square lumpia wrappers! I bet they make for a neater roll than the round ones here in the Seattle area.

Love your site! My parents have long since passed away and your recipes bring back memories of all Filipino dishes they cooked for us.)

When I was young, my mother had a very close Filipino girfriend who would come over to our house and my mother and she would make lumpia rolls from scratch. When I mean scratch, I mean mixing water, salt and flour into a this paste which she would fry quickly to fill with vegtables and meat. She didn't use the pre-made wrappers. They were so thin and delicate, but strong enough to hold the fillings when fried. Would anybody out there have this recepie for wrappers? I've looked everywhere and can't find it. Thanks!

I bookmarked your blog a few months ago and haven't had a chance to peruse it more thoroughly until now. I grew up eating lumpia that were sold once a year at a local flower festival. I've used another recipe but will have to give yours a try with the green beans and potato. Thanks for sharing.

Hope this is okay to post: To the person above who was wondering about finding a recipe for homemade wrappers, the cookbook Asian Dumplings includes a recipe for them. The author also has a how-to video posted on her blog.

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