Sunday, October 12, 2014

AMW Cooks: Triangular Shaped Lumpiang Shanghai

When I posted this recipe on Instagram, some thought I made Samosas!  *I wish!*  Sorry for tricking your eyes but it is just my simple Lumpiang Shanghai dish (Fried Spring Rolls) shaped differently! 

A quick background, Lumpiang Shanghai is my favorite comfort food!  As I was preparing to make some, I realized my wrapper isn't as fresh as before (as it was frozen for a couple of days already) so instead of forcing the wrapper to work against its will, I've decided to wrap it in this shape and seal the wrapper with egg white (better than water).  So far, this method worked!

  • Ground Pork
  • Lumpia Wrapper
  • Finely chopped onions.
  • Finely chopped garlic
  • Finely chopped carrots
  • 1 whole egg
  • Soy sauce
  • Salt and Pepper
  • a tiny amount of Knorr Seasoning (optional)

  • In a bowl mix all the ingredients together.  I like to add more soy sauce and at times, I can get away without adding salt!  It is very difficult to mix all the ingredients without measurement and know if the dish you created has the right amount of taste and saltiness.  What do I do?  I tap the raw mixture and taste it!  You can always spit it out at the end.  This method is yucky yet a surefire way for me to know if the meat is salty and tasty enough before it gets wrapped!  What's your trick?
  •  Wrap the meat in a Lumpia wrapper!  You can roll it, or in my case, I cut the round wrapper in half and created triangular shaped Lumpia.  What's perfect about this shape?  The wrapper is really thin thus making the Lumpia extra crunchy!
  •  To keep your fried food crunchy and less oily, always put your cooked fried food in a strainer to drain excess oil.

Your regular Filipino favorite has gone through a total makeover! :D

Have you tried reshaping your fried sping rolls? Will you give this a try? I'm sure if you're a mom, your kids will love this transformation! 
Haven't you noticed how a same dish would taste differently when it is shaped differently?  Your thoughts please? :D


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  1. Oh, my Aunt made some shanghai yesterday! Dapat pala sumingit ako to make triangular shanghais like these. :)

    Life With Antlers // A Personal Blog

    1. hahaha next time! pero promise, iba talaga ang lasa at dating pag iba ang shape! LOL


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