A Delicious and Nutritious Lumpiang Togue Recipe
Lumpiang togue is a dish that is a staple on many Filipino dinner tables. All of us probably have memories of eating this nutritious but delicious dish when we were children. This dish is similar to the spring roll, but there’s a difference: meat, which is the main ingredient in spring rolls, is replaced by mung bean sprouts.
Lumpiang togue is popular not just as a viand but also as a snack. You probably remember eating it as part of your afternoon merienda. On the streets, sidewalk vendors usually sell this along with the common banana cue, turon, and kamote cue. To enjoy its savory flavor to the fullest, it’s best that you eat this while dipping it into a small dish of spicy vinegar with whole peppercorns and onions.
Did that get you salivating? Let’s not waste any more time and start learning how to cook this dish right away.
Lumpiang Togue Recipe
- 1 pound of mung bean sprouts
- Sheets of spring roll wrapper
- 1 teaspoon of garlic, minced
- 1 medium-sized carrot, julienned
- 2 tablespoons of fish sauce
- 1 tablespoon of onions, minced
- 1 cup of fried tofu, chopped
- ⅛ teaspoon of ground black pepper
- ¾ cup of dried shrimps
- 3 to 4 cups of cooking oil
1. Heat the frying pan you’ll be using. If you have a wok, that will work too.
2. After it’s heated up, put in two tablespoons of cooking oil.
3. After the oil has heated up, it’s time to put in the garlic and onions for sauteing.
4. Add the dried shrimps and cook them for about a minute, or until they have turned into a light pink color.
5. Put in the fried tofu that you have chopped beforehand and cook for about a minute, or until they turn a light golden brown. Lightly stir.
6. Pour in the fish sauce and ground black pepper.
7. Add the mung bean sprouts and cook for approximately two minutes while lightly stirring.
8. Add the julienned carrots and cook for up to two minutes.
9. Remove the fried vegetables from the pan and let it cool.
10. When it has cooled down enough, it’s time to wrap small amounts of the cooked vegetables in the spring roll or lumpia wrappers. Do this carefully so as to come up with the perfect lumpia.
11. Pour the rest of the cooking oil in a wok or a pot and let it heat up. If you have a deep fryer, you can also opt to use that.
12. Deep-fry all the wrapped lumpia until they all turn a golden brown color.
13. Remove all the lumpia from the wok or pot and place it on a plate lined with a clean paper towel. The purpose of the towel is to drain the excess oil.
14. When all the excess oils have been drained, transfer the wrapped lumpia to a serving plate. Serve it with your spicy vinegar dip on the side.
Enjoy this dish with your family and relive the fun memories of your childhood.