Food · Mrs. Monologues

Ode to our Favorite Lumpiang Shanghai

Recently, Franco and I made a pact to be more mindful of what and how much we eat. We made several attempts in the past to monitor our diet. Some attempts were more successful than the others. This time I think we are really serious. I saw my husband last Wednesday eat salad for the first time since we got married. One of the staples that we are saying goodbye to is our favorite lumpiang shanghai. We always have stock of  prepared lumpia in our freezer.

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One recipe yields more or less 35 pieces. It is very convenient. No thawing required and hot crispy lumpia is ready in 10 minutes or so. But since we are limiting our intake of anything fried, good bye, dear lumpiang shanghai for now!

Ate Doring got the recipe from my sister-in-law Mae.

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1/3 ground pork
1 small carrot, grated
1 tablespoon flour
1 small onion, grated
1 egg
1/2 of a bar of cheese
Salt and pepper to taste

Lumpia Wrappers, cut into half circles
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Food · Mrs. Monologues

Make-Ahead Sesame-Soy Meatballs for Menu-less Days

This is my version of a recipe that I saw from the Best of Cooking Light 2012 issue.


1 half kilo of ground pork
2 tablespoons sugar
3 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
2 tablespoons sesame oil
6 cloves garlic, crushed then minced
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