Here is a recipe for Lumpia, one of the most famous dishes of the Philippines, which consists of spring rolls filled with meat or vegetables.
500 g of minced pork or beef
1 onion, finely chopped
2-3 cloves of garlic, minced
1 cup of chopped cabbage
1 cup of grated carrots
1 cup fresh bean sprouts
1 egg, beaten
1 teaspoon of salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 package of Lumpia pasta (or brick pasta)
In a large skillet, sauté the ground pork or beef over medium heat until cooked through. Drain the excess oil.
Add the onion and garlic and saute until translucent.
Add the cabbage, carrots and bean sprouts. Cook over medium heat until the vegetables are soft. Adjust the flavor with salt and black pepper to taste.
Beat the egg and add it to the filling. Mix well and leave to cool.
Take a sheet of Lumpia pasta and place it on your work surface with one corner facing you.
Place 2-3 tablespoons of the filling on the pastry, fold the underside of the pastry over the filling and roll it up until you reach the middle of the pastry.
Fold the right and left sides of the dough towards the center and continue rolling the dough all the way to the end.
Repeat with the rest of the ingredients.
Heat the oil in a deep frying pan and fry the Lumpia over medium-high heat until golden brown and crispy. Drain the excess oil with absorbent paper.
Serve Lumpia hot with a sauce of your choice such as soy sauce or sweet chilli sauce.
Enjoy your meal!
Here another best filipino dishes
ADOBO – a Filipino national dish, is a guiso of meat (chicken or pork) marinated in vinegar, soy sauce, garlic and black pepper.
LECHON – the national dish of the Philippines, is a whole pig roasted with a crispy crust and served with rice and sausage.
SINIGANG- a sour broth with vegetables and meat (or fish) cooked with tamarind, tomatoes and onions.
PANCIT a dish of fried or stir-fried noodles, often served with vegetables and meat.
LUMPIA – a deep fried wrapper filled with meat, vegetables and often shrimp or egg.
KARE-KARE – a beef or oxtail stew cooked with peanut sauce and vegetables such as eggplant and green beans.
SISIG – a dish of pork or chicken cut into small pieces, stir-fried and served with rice.
BIBINKA- a baked rice cake with cheese and egg.