Get this recipe for Lumpiang Sariwa. A kind of Filipino Spring Rolls that is filled with various vegetables, sweet potato, shrimps, and meat. Wrapped in a crepe-like wrapper and covered with a special sweet-savory sauce.Lumpiang Sariwa is another variety of Filipino spring rolls. It literally translates to Fresh Spring Rolls. The filling is composed of various vegetables, some shrimps, and meat. Firm Tofu may also be added. The filling is then wrapped or rolled in a crepe-like wrapper. We call it fresh because you do not fry it as we do the other spring rolls, like Lumpiang Shanghai and Lumpiang Prito or Togue. It also has a special sauce that is sweet and savory and then topped with chopped peanuts.
The sauce is really a breeze to make. It is mainly a concoction of water, soy sauce, brown sugar, cornstarch, and garlic, cooked until it becomes thick and flavorful.
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Lumpiang Sariwa can be served as appetizers but it is also popularly eaten as an afternoon snack or for those who want to have a light meal (or lose weight), it will also be perfect for dinner. Most recipes would ask for pork belly strips for the filling but I used ground pork instead. It not only lessens the cooking time but I also liked that the meat is better distributed or mixed with the veggies.