I’m beaming! I just finished making lumpiang shanghai which is one of my favourite Filipino snacks. I don’t cook much okay! So this first attempt was documented lol. I know, I know, it’s only lumpiang Shanghai… like making a sandwich for some people.
First of all, being somewhat of an OFW means having to learn new skills like cooking. I bet a lot of OFWs watch Panlasang Pinoy and Cook N Share. These two guides show informative videos how to cook popular Filipino dishes. For lumpiang Shanghai I watched both Panlasang Pinoy and Cook N Share.
So I did groceries at both FairPrice and Giant. They don’t sell the larger sized wanton wrappers. They sell the small ones for siew mai I think. I have no idea what parsley looks like at the grocery store so I gave up on that.
Just watch the how-to by Panlasang Pinoy on how to make Lumpiang Shanghai. Hindi ako magmamagaling. In fact, N helped me do the frying. We burnt some of the pieces hahaha.
Oh and another thing… we don’t have banana ketchup which goes perfect with Lumpiang Shanghai. So we substituted with the Singapore standard of sweet chili sauce. It worked great.
I’m challenging myself to learn a new recipe each week. Not that I’m experimenting or anything. I’m just following instructions and seeing how I can put it together with the ingredients I find at Singapore supermarkets.