Reader and commenter Greens & Blossoms was one of the guests to the mini-eyeball at the beach a few months back. She emailed me a few days after Christmas and asked if she might send something over for the holidays. I don’t often do this, but having already met her at the eyeball, I agreed and gave her my contact details… A few days later, these three green plastic containers arrived and a quick check showed they were filled with freshly made lumpia.
I assumed that they were “fresh lumpia” and bit into one immediately. It was delicious. The filling was made with chicken, mushrooms and other goodies and it was extremely flavorful. The wrapper seemed a bit thick but that didn’t stop me from popping another 4-5 (smallish) lumpia into my mouth for a late afternoon snack. The crew had a taste as well and together we finished a whole plastic container worth! I should say that other friends also send us fresh lumpia made with cooked ubod and lard before Christmas every year, so that’s why I didn’t think twice about eating these ones straight out of the containers.
A few minutes later, I typed a thank you to Greens & Blossoms and after pressing “send”, noticed an earlier email from her that I should FRY THE LUMPIA before eating them! Hahaha. Yipes. Not to worry, they were good unfried. And the next day we fried the remaining lumpia and they were indeed delicious! Many, many thanks to G&B for this wonderful homemade treat!