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Sunday, June 2, 2019


Aloha Everyone,

Lumpia or spring roll, traces its origin to China. It is one of the popular dishes in the Philippines. Served either as a snack or a main course, its basic ingredients include a thin crepe skin and fillings of vegetables or vegetables mixed with mince meat or shrimp. Lumpia maybe as thin as your finger or as thick as a burrito grande. Served either fresh or fried piping hot, lumpia is ubiquitous whenever there is a Filipino family gathering.

In my opinion, I have now tasted the best vegetarian lumpia at Halo Halo Kitchen (3553 W Dunlap Ave, Phoenix). The savory fresh spring roll with peanut sauce was absolutely delicious. This dish is served on Sundays and the cook prepares it only after you place the order. I told Ricky and Farah that this dish is definitely worth a return visit to the restaurant.

Farah helped enhance my salad by adding mango slices. Her homemade dessert of Bibingka (rice cake) was delicious and flavorful. With her permission, I will share Farah’s recipe once I try making it myself. In the meantime, please enjoy the photo.

Aloha -- Cathi