Sunday, February 22, 2009

Milkfish Springrolls


Eats a Wrap for today's Lasang Pinoy, Sundays. Let me share what I recently cooked for our dinner.

One of my family's favorites is lumpiang shanghai but since we are abstaining from pork, I decided to use milkfish instead. Milkfish springrolls (lumpiang bangus) has basically the same preparation as shanghai's save for the main ingredient which is fish. I steamed then flaked the fish. I put in diced carrots and onions, a few cloves of garlic, a dash of salt and pepper, celery and egg to moisten the mixture.


Now comes the hard part. I have not mastered wrapping lumpia. I would have wanted lumpia wrapped seamlessly like how the cooks from Chowking do them, or how my aunts do them. Perfectly wrapped lumpia. Not that I let myself get too worked up wrapping them. Afterall, we're going to eat them as soon as they're cooked. But it's something nice to accomplish at least for me. :)


So far this is the best the best that I have done. I don't know if it's lack of creativity or patience or practice.


But I guess they are at par with the cheesesticks of Five Cows. :)


I don't know if I should feel elated with this, my daughter thought what I prepared is still lumpiang shanghai instead of lumpiang bangus. She loved it and she wanted more.

11 comments:

Pinky said...

Congrats on your successful spring rolls! Guess one of the best reward we mommies get is when our kids ask for seconds of whatever we serve, right?

And kudos to you too for wrapping the lumpia so well - I too am all-thumbs in that department - hahaha! :lol:

Lynn said...

Lol. What an achievement for me, wrapping lumpia quite properly this time. :D

MUSHROOMSfromHOME said...

milkfish spring roll, very nice name and very healthy food. have been thinking of doing this for the longest time, including fish balls. but i guess, cooking the fish, flaking it, rolling it and frying it requires some time.

♥peachkins♥ said...

your Milkfish springroll looks yummy!

maiylah said...

they look real yummy and you wrap them way better than i do! lol. :)

julie said...

Lynn, these definitely look yummy and unique too :) Ma-try nga yan, since we still have a pack of bangus back fillet :D

iska said...

your bangus lumpia looks yummy. not to mention so healthy. crunch crunch!

ces said...

looks good to me!:) and having fish instead of pork is something! an accomplishment indeed to be proud of:)

Z'riz said...

Hey it looks good! And I believe if you wrap about 100 spring rolls then you'll be a pro! LOL

Jescel said...

oh, don't worry about the wrapping. it's the taste that matters, and i'm sure this dish was good. haven't tasted a bangus lumpia though.. only tuna lumpia..

Munchkin Mommy said...

if there are dishes that we pinoys are expected to master or at least know how to make, it's adobo, pancit, lumpia and leche flan. hahaha. your spring rolls look gorgeous! ako rin gusto ko ang lumpia na fish ang gamit na palaman. :D