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Chinese Lumpia

on July 18, 2009

Arguably one of the healthiest dishes on earth and my fall back to go diet food. It was said to have its origins in China where the dish was supposedly eaten by locals during unhappy occassions. Supposedly it is never supposed to served on occassions for celebration.

Lumpia is made of many components, mostly vegetables. The main filling is made of sauted chopped carrots, green beans, tokwa, mushrooms, sayote , depending as well on what the family feels like adding to the mix.

lumpia filling

Making the lumpia is another thing. Here’s step 1 on how to make your lumpia:

lumpia1

First, put some lettuce on top of the lumpia wrapper.

lumpia2

2nd, put the lumpia filling on top of the lettuce.

lumpia3

3rd, add scrambled egg strips on top of your lumpia filling.

lumpia4

4th, add hoti (seaweeds mixed with fried bihon bits)

lumpia hoti

Hoti – up close.

lumpia peanut sugar

Add Peanut sugar

lumpia5

5th. Add wansuy on top the pile for a more flavorful lumpia. You can add fresh chopped garlic and hot chili sauce to the mix if you like.

lumpia6

6th. Wrap it up and you’re ready to eat.

If you don’t have the time to make your own at home, you can always take out. Restaurants like Mann Hann serve lumpia. Delis like Little Store, DEC, or sunday market bazaar regular Yen Ching makes very good lumpia.

DEC actually serves sugar free and garlic free lumpia upon request and they make a yummy a la lumpia ubod wrapper for their lumpia. My kids love eating their version of chinese lumpia.

Little Store New Mla (also has a branch in San Juan) 7236881

Mann Hann (which has branches across malls) 7242361

Yen Ching (Salcedo Market, Lung Center bazaars)

DEC Asian Food Plaza Wilson St. San Juan 7211105/7213649

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2 responses to “Chinese Lumpia

  1. Alisa says:

    Im so curious on where you could buy Hoti or the dried seaweed in the Philippines? Can you just make it with Nori or the japanese dried seaweed? Hope you could email me about it if you have time. Thanks!

    • mymikhaela says:

      Hi Alisa,

      I’m sorry it took me so long to answer. Hoti is seaweed that you can buy at Little Store (they have outlets in San Juan and near Gilmore) you can also buy it in Chinatown. We normally fry some bihon strips and mix it with it, to give that crunchy texture.

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