Friday, March 23, 2012

Friday Fun Food: Lumpia Wrapper

ok, not so fun.... as every try is a fail!

I really NEED to be able to learn how to do this lumpia wrapper because one, ready-made lumpia wrapper (also known as spring roll wrapper) and two, 'd love to prepare cheese-sticks on the up coming second birthday celebration we are planning for Little Spanish Pinay.

So far, I've tried two different recipes:  from Panlasang Pinoy and the other one is from Casa Veneracion.  Both turned out to be quite thick and it breaks open while the cheese sticks are being fried.  The one from Panlasang Pinoy is actually used for making fresh lumpia we normally used the same for making cheese sticks.

This is the kind of dough I need to be able to do to make the right spring roll wrapper.  But I am not buying the book just for this.  I tried to research for the recipe but no avail :(

So far, this is the best I got:


 
It seems a good candidate but the wrapper is thicker than it should be and when I fried them, the inside is not crispy even though the outside is already golden brown.  A little bit more time on the frying pan will already burn it.... so this last attempt is also a fail.  HELP.

31 comments:

  1. tiyaga mo gumawa ha. swerte ko ang dami lumpia wrapper sa wet market. =)

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    1. michi! kailangan magtyaga kasi walang available dito na ready-made wrapper. ang hirap ng malayo sa pinas huhu

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  2. Siomai wrapper ba wala din dyan? O kaya yung vietnamese spring roll wrapper pwede din. O kaya try mo yung cheese stick dredge muna sa flour then dip sa beaten eggs tapos sa bread crumbs. Mas maganda kung yung japanese breadcrumbs kesa dun sa pinong bread crumbs. Ang kalalabasan nya parang yung breaded mozzarella sticks.

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    1. anney, ito lang masasabi ko... wala, wala, wala wala ditong kahit anong wrapper...yung pang sushi lang hehe. Pero good idea yang mozzarella sticks! Thanks! :-D

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  3. I have never tried those before but it looks good!

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    1. and they do taste good too... good for merienda :)

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  4. lhot, bilib ako sa yo... natakam ako! anney's suggestion is viable - try it. it will be like crab rangoonish but i think it will work.

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    1. hay, pag hindi ito nagwork.. malamang i-try ko na nga lang ang mozzarella sticks AND crab rangoon!

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  5. I admired you! you are so patient trying different recipes of how to make lumpia wrapper. Me, bili nalang ng ready made. I am not so matiyaga as you. hi hi

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    1. haha Joy, you're lucky! kita mo na, pati sa Norway may lumpia wrapper samantalang dito sa amin wala... haha bundok talaga!

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  6. ay, ang swerte ko rin merong spring rolls dito sa seoul hahaha... but one made from vietnam. pero ang tyaga mo!

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  7. Bummer! Perhaps try rolling them thinner? Pushing them through a pasta machine? Good luck!

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    1. I was thinking about trying to make it thinner, yeah. Could be a good idea, thanks :)

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  8. I have never tried anything like this...good for you!! they look great...your efforts pay off in all that you learn!

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    1. indeed there's a lot I learn... how do they say that again? try and try until you succeed? :)

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  9. Melted cheese sticks sound so yummy in these. Hope you find a good recipe, I'm not a very good cook...wish I knew of a good one to share with you.

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    1. Thanks, Becky! Moral support goes a long way too ;-)

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  10. I love lumpia :) Wow, LSP's birthday is coming up?

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  11. Really wala?!? But the wrapper you made looks like the one used to make fresh lumpia! So yun na lang gawin mo, teehee!

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    1. minsan (as in once in a blue moon) I get to buy it from a supermarket. pero it has been ages since the last time I was able to buy one and the same supermarket that used to carry spring rolls wrapper doesn't have them anymore :( I have to try fresh lumpia nga... pero mas matrabaho kasi hehehe

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  12. Wish I could help, but I'm not much of a spring roll expert :( But happy celebration to LSP, I'm sure she must be excited.

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    1. Thanks Barbara! She's been practicing the happy birthday song :)

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  13. Oh no sis, wala palang mabiling wrapper dyan. So walang Chinese or Indian grocery store malapit?
    I'll try to research din for you and let you know if I find anything =)

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    1. try this sis =)
      http://casaveneracion.com/how-to-make-crepe-like-lumpia-spring-roll-wrapper/
      Let me know how it went =)

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    2. krissy! what else to say? super daldal na natin sa twitter haha!

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  15. It looks a bit thick nga :( but pwede na siguro until you're able to find thinner ones.

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    1. Anne, it's unacceptable :( kasi pumuputok pag piniprito... labas lahat ng cheese. I'll keep trying though :)

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