Lumpia Isda is a Filipino dish made with lumpia wrappers, fish, and vegetables. It’s easy to make, but you need to prepare it in advance so that the fresh lumpia wrappers can be cooked and cooled before you fry them. The dish is usually served with vinegar and soy sauce.
Lumpia Isda is a popular street food in the Philippines. It has been described as an “all-time favorite” by many Filipinos. The dish can be found in local restaurants and food stalls. It is also available for takeout or delivery by some restaurants.
The word Lumpia means “spring roll” in Tagalog, one of the Philippines’ languages. The word Isda means “fish” in Tagalog. Therefore, Lumpia Isda means “Fish spring roll“.
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To make Lumpia Isda, you’ll need to start with some fresh lumpia wrappers. These wrappers are made from flour and water, then steamed and fried until crispy. They can be found in most Asian grocery stores at Amazon. After you’ve acquired your wrappers, you’ll need some cooked seafood (such as shrimp or squid) and some vegetables (like carrots or cabbage), along with soy sauce and calamansi juice (or lime juice). You’ll also need some oil for frying, plus salt, pepper, garlic powder or crushed garlic cloves (optional), and fish sauce (optional).
Fish used in preparing
The type of fish you use will depend on what you have available locally, but the most common options are squid or shrimp. If you’re looking for something more traditional, you can use dried anchovies instead of squid or shrimp.
Storing Lumpia Isda
There are many ways to store Lumpia Isda, but the most important thing is to keep it in a dry place. If you want to store them for a long time, you can freeze them and put them in a freezer bag or container. You can also wrap them in aluminum foil and keep them in your refrigerator for up to 2-3 days. However, if you choose to freeze your Lumpia Isda, make sure they are completely cooled before putting them into the freezer.
- 3 cups shredded cabbage
- 1 cup sliced onion
- 1 cup sliced carrots 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
- 1/2 tsp. ground white pepper
- 1/2 tsp. ground cayenne pepper (optional)
- 1 cup water + more as needed (for steaming the lumpia wrapper)
- 2 tbsp. vegetable oil for sauce (preferably peanut oil)
- Prepare the filling.
- Cut the squid into small pieces.
- Season it with salt and pepper, and set aside.
- Chop the onions, garlic, carrot, and green bell pepper into small pieces. Set aside.
- In a large pan on medium heat, heat up some oil.
- Add in the garlic and onion first and cook until they are soft and translucent (about 5 minutes).
- Add in the carrot and bell pepper, stir everything around for another 3-5 minutes until it's also soft and cooked through but not mushy looking.
- Turn off the heat, add in your squid pieces, then add in your fish sauce, soy sauce or oyster sauce (or both), sugar, and ground black pepper to taste!
- Stir everything together well so that all of those flavors blend together nicely!
- Let cool down for about 10 minutes before using them as your filling for lumpia isda!
- Make your lumpia wrappers (if using store-bought ones) by following their instructions on how best to do this before frying them if necessary according