Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Fresh Lumpia or Lumpiang Ubod

Lumpiang Ubod (heart of palms spring rolls) is a specialty of Silay, Negros Occidental.
(Lumpiang Ubod at Max's Restaurant)

Lumpia Wrapper:
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 oz/75 g flour
  • ½ pint/250 ml water
  • peanut oil


  • 2 tbsp. oil
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced
  • 4 oz/100 g parboiled lean pork, diced
  • 4 tbsp. peeled chopped prawns / shrimp
  • 2 oz/50 g cooked chickpeas (garbanzos)
  • 8 oz/200 g ubod (coconut palm hearts), shredded
  • 1 carrot, shredded
  • 12 oz/300 g cabbage, shredded
  • 12 sprigs onions
  • salt and pepper
  • 12 crisp lettuce leaves
  • 12 lumpia wrappers

Lumpiang Ubod sauce:

  • ¼ pint (or more) chicken stock
  • 2 oz/50 g sugar
  • 2 tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1 cup finely crushed peanuts
  • 1 tbsp. flour
  • 3 tbsp. cold water
  • 1-2 tsp. finely minced garlic

Lumpia Wrapper:
  • Separate the eggs and whisk the whites until very stiff. Fold into the lightly beaten yolks.
  • Blend the cornflour with water, adding the water gradually to ensure smoothness.
  • Stir thoroughly into the egg. Lightly brush the frying pan with oil and heat.
  • Using 2 tbsp. of lumpia batter at a time, fry very thin pancakes.
  • Tilt pan to spread the batter evenly, do not turn and do not allow the pancakes to color.
  • Heat the oil and lightly saute' the garlic and onion until soft.
  • Add the pork and cook, stirring for a few minutes.
  • Add prawns and chickpeas and cook a little longer.
  • Stir in the ubod, carrot and cabbage.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Cover and simmer until the vegetables are just tender. Drain and cool.
  • Wrap a portion of the filling and a sprigs onion in a lettuce leaf and then in a pancake.
  • Serve with Lumpiang Ubod sauce.
  • Bring the stock to the boil with the sugar, soy sauce and salt.
  • Blend the flour with the cold water and stir it into the stock.
  • Simmer, stirring for 2-3 minutes, until the sauce thickens.
  • Sprinkle the minced garlic and crushed peanuts on the top.


Crissy said...

i like home-made lumpiang ubod of my mother-in-law.. this one reminds me of that.. thanks!

marian said...

hello crissy! yes, nothing beats home-made lumpiang ubod, diba? this one, i got from my mom and she got it from my lola. everytime we have a party, we make this and everyone in the family loves it! thanks for dropping by! :)

Neilski said...

i like this one... pag ako gumagawa nung wrapper, nasisira.. hehehe.. tnx for sharing..

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