There are different versions of Lumpia. What's your favorite?

@kareendj (254)
Philippines
January 27, 2010 4:26am CST
There's Lumpiang Shanghai, Lumpiang Sariwa, Lumpiang Toge and i don't know anymore how much variety there are. My favorite, though, would have to be my Lola's lumpia recipe. The filling is mostly veggies but unlike most Lumpias, my lola also puts Kamote or sweet potato in the veggie mixture. Most lumpias are loaded with toge, which I don't like. The sweet potato makes the lumpia taste heavenly. Kinda sweet but also savory. Yum, yum, yum!
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@kyel_11 (1069)
• Philippines
27 Jan 10
i love all kinds of lumpia however the one i love most is the lumpiang toge. yummy :)
• Philippines
27 Jan 10
To be honest? All kinds of lumpia are really delicious! =] By the way, everytime I see a lumpiang shanghai i remember some fiesta here in the Philippines. Here in our place when we have a fiesta, I always request for my mother to prefer a shanghai and i'm always the one who eat it first.
@kareendj (254)
• Philippines
28 Jan 10
Yeah, I've noticed that as well. That there's always lumpiang shanghai for special occassions.
• Philippines
30 Jan 10
I guess the reason why there are always lumpiang shanghai in fiesta was simply because it's delicious and it's already tradition. By the way, have you taste the lumpiang shanghai snack?
@bystander (2294)
• Philippines
30 Jan 10
i like this topic, but it should be on a broader consideration. well, when it comes to lumpia, the best is fresh lumpia, the original one complete with all the trimmings and available only in raon... if you have time, try it... it's a hole in the wall snack bar just on the right side of the overpass stairs... it's good, the place is clean... and it's fairly priced... for other kinds of "lumpia," and because you want and love to travel, visit http://pinoygnews.multiply.com/
@kareendj (254)
• Philippines
1 Feb 10
thanks for the recommendation bystander! i'll try to pass by this place you've to;d me about!
@bystander (2294)
• Philippines
1 Feb 10
ask for their special lumpia, you will be grateful you visited the place and tried they only thing they offer -- fresh lumpia. the place is already an institution of sorts, when it comes to fresh lumpia. ask anyone who loves lumpia and is above 50 years old....
@p3ks626 (6552)
• Philippines
28 Jan 10
It is indeed yum, yum, yum! It was my aunt's sweet potato lumpia that made me change my mind about eating it. It was good and even though I dont eat it with some sauce, its still okay.
@kareendj (254)
• Philippines
28 Jan 10
another sweet potato lumpia lover, yay!!! i am sure your aunt's version is delicious.
@p3ks626 (6552)
• Philippines
28 Jan 10
That's right! But I only get to eat it when I'm in my hometown.
@brymel25 (286)
• Philippines
28 Jan 10
Hi kareendj! I am also a lumpia lover! I absolutely love lumpia. I love lumpiang shanghai and lumpiang ubod(from the coconut trunk or root is guess). Whenever there are celebrations or parties, i usually look for the lumpia and spaghetti first. I am often disappointed if there is no lumpia.hahahaha.
@brymel25 (286)
• Philippines
28 Jan 10
* i guess....
@kareendj (254)
• Philippines
28 Jan 10
haha! yes, you'll find that most parties here in the philippines always have lumpia.
@ckyera (17261)
• Philippines
27 Jan 10
hmmmmm...yummy! well i also love lumpia and i eat any kind. but my favorite would be lumpiang sariwa! i like the mixed veggies and like your lola's recipe, we also puts sweet potato in there, actually its a vegetable mixture that includes, carrots, singkamas, sweet potato, sometimes we put baguio beans & cabbage. a little meat & some shrimp! its really great and the sauce i love it with some fresh garlic! some also makes lumpiang ubod, i also eat lumpiang toge as long as its crispy & there's a vinegar on the side... well well, i am already hungry writing this one, hehe and it makes me crave for it... i forgot, what i just can't do right is the fresh lumpia wrapper...
@kareendj (254)
• Philippines
28 Jan 10
Hi ckyera, thanks for your response. yeah, fresh lumpia's really yummy especially with the peanut sauce and garlic. I'm a little bit careful though with the garlic since i once placed too much and it came out too strong and spicy!! haha!
@ckyera (17261)
• Philippines
28 Jan 10
hehe...yeah, me too, i just put garlic in moderation just to give additional flavor & a kick to the sauce!
• Philippines
29 Jan 10
I can see that Filipinos love to eat based on the number of responses to your discussion. I prefer lumpiang sariwa because it is not fried. I also especially like the sweet salty sauce that is used to top the lumpia, along with the fresh garlic and peanuts that are sprinkled over the sauce. Yummy! I was happy to find a fast food outlet that sells a meatless version of this favorite lumpia. I think I am going to ask my loving husband to buy some for me next time he is in the mall. This discussion awakened a craving for my favorite lumpia.
@kareendj (254)
• Philippines
29 Jan 10
Totally agree. I've noticed with my discussions that those that involve food get the most responses. I guess we, Filipinos, love and appreciate food very much. Cheers!
@arystine (1275)
• Philippines
28 Jan 10
My favorite is lumpiang shanghai drenched in sweet and sour sauce or ketchup. I like how lumpiang shanghai is prepared during fiestas, where there is ground meat, carrots, onions and potatoes mixed with egg and condiments, wrapped in lumpia wrapper and deep fried. Yummy!!
@kareendj (254)
• Philippines
29 Jan 10
Thanks for your response! I haven't tried lumpia with egg though. Is it boiled or raw when fried? Sounds interesting and yummy!
@myramae19 (667)
• Philippines
27 Jan 10
you forgot the lumpiang tuna? yes, its my favorite... lumpiang tuna and lumpiang shanghai. My mother gave me this recipe, the lumpiang shanghai with singkamas? yes, and it taste really good, a lil sweet and just yummy to eat with coke. hayyysss this topic makes me hungry.
@kareendj (254)
• Philippines
28 Jan 10
Lumpiang tuna!!! Yes, we always cook that during the holy week. Haha! I guess because meat isn't really allowed to be eaten those days. The only thing i've noticed though... whenever i cook lumpiang tuna, it seeps more oil into the lumpia. i think it's because tuna is not really that fatty... unlike meat that even renders oil when fried. cheers!
@online_jon (1478)
• Philippines
27 Jan 10
hello kareendj? Good day to you? Well, I really love food and when the topic talks about food? I really feel hungry. Were my stomatch shouting that ''oh?I want to taste that food''. That's really funny but that's true! By the way, even though there are so many different kinds of lumpia. There's only one kind of lumpia which is good to my tounge. That lumpia is called ''fresh lumpia'', everytime we go in our province my relatives there always prepare this kind of dish. Everyone of us love it because it is made of Ubod [ubod-is the soft part of the coconut tree] that was really delicious and after eating of it, I'm sure you stomatch will feel enough full of it. Which is like eating a meal. By the way, I think selling a Lumpia would be a good kind of business. In addition if your souce is good? I'm sure many people will go buy your Lumpia.
@kareendj (254)
• Philippines
28 Jan 10
Hi online_jon. I agree! I think selling lumpia would be a great business. Maybe sell it with arrozcaldo or goto!? oh my goodness. hungry already! ahaaha :)) I thin i've tried the ones with ubod already... i think at goldilocks? not really sure.
• Philippines
27 Jan 10
Hmmm. Your discussion is making me hungry! hahahaha. Well, I like all of them. Though with lumpiang sariwa, I'm very partial to those that are made by my Tita. Her sauce is just heavenly, and it just really tastes good..ehhehehee .With lumpiang toge, I won't eat it, unless there is a vinegar. hehehe. I also like lumpiang shanghai, with sweet and sour sauce.. awwww.. I want lumpia!
@kareendj (254)
• Philippines
28 Jan 10
Thanks for your reply. Yes, vinegar does make it yummier!!!
@salonga (27965)
• Philippines
3 Dec 11
Fried lumpia roll - Mixed vegetable rolled into one
I like all kinds of lumpia but my most favorite is the fresh lumpia and the fried rolled mixed vegetable in spicy vinegar. Like your lola I also add sweet potato because this is actually the basic ingredient that makes this this kind of lumpia great. I don't put toge however because this is very rich in uric acid which is not good to me. Anyway, even without the toge this still taste just as great for a long as the sweet potato is not missing.
@mspitot (3834)
• Philippines
22 Apr 10
i love lumpiang shanghai and sariwa! yummy!
@jules67 (2790)
• Philippines
28 Jan 10
I do love all kinds of lumpia. But the one that I prefer most is the lumpia sariwa (fresh lumpia). I love it if it is dipped in the sauce which make me more salivate while eating it.
@bnx2212 (713)
• Philippines
28 Jan 10
Mine is lumpia shanghai. hmmmmmm yummy.
• Philippines
28 Jan 10
ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh i love lumpia especially fresh ones... i like fried too but its too much oil on for me. well a lot of great foods are here in the Philippines i have to say i am lucky and proud of to be a Filipino.
@yojitpr (29)
• Philippines
28 Jan 10
i love lumpiang ubod comes with the sauce. yummy and sweet.
• Philippines
28 Jan 10
yah i like that also , i like lumpiang shanghai because it not difficult to eat and not mess to eat. and ofcourse the lumpiang shanghai is good for the health.
@ShelleD (31)
• United States
28 Jan 10
Ok now I really want to get some! I have to say that Lumpia Shanghai is my favorite. I've had different versions and have liked them all but my mom's has always been the best!
@faimei (128)
• Philippines
28 Jan 10
I like the Lumpia Shanghai more and I don't like fresh lumpia. Lumpia shanghai is very delicious. And I don't get over it fast. I like to it again and again.
@metong (655)
• Philippines
27 Jan 10
oh i love lumpia, my favorite are lumpiang shanghai and lumpiang sariwa.