Lumpiang Sariwa by Fiesta Sorpresa
For those on a diet, there’s no better treat than Lumpiang Sariwa or Fresh Lumpia. It has veggies all bundled in a flavorful delicate egg wrap.
Fresh Lumpia is a Filipino Spring Roll consisting of lightly seasoned sauteed crisp vegetables, some shrimps, and maybe some ground meat. The sauteed mixture is then laid out with a fresh green leaf, usually lettuce or cabbage. Then, wrapped with an egg wrapping which is usually homemade. It is usually served with crush peanuts and a dipping sauce usually made with garlic, soy sauce, and cornstarch. It is called a fresh lumpia as opposed to other forms of Filipino lumpia (spring rolls) because it is not deep fried.
Growing up, I tried to stay away from Fresh Lumpia. It seemed like a dish for the adults. It is, after all, mostly veggies. But once I got to try it, it became one of my favorite party dishes and I always took one piece even if there were more heavy, temptingly good dishes on the spread. The crunch of the vegetables, the fresh green leaf, and the soft egg wrapping, along with peanuts and a thick sauce was a combination of flavors and textures that always make me happy.
It seems like an easy dish to serve, but the different layers of ingredients and flavors make it a tricky vegetable dish to perfect.
Fiesta Sorpresa serves up one unforgettable Lumpian Sariwa in a portion that is more than enough to satisfy one’s cravings. The vegetables are seasoned well, everything is crisp, and the wrapping balances the flavors well. Plus, it has a generous topping of crushed peanuts and some sauce that gives a layer of sweet salty flavor with a hint of garlic.
One serving is enough to be shared for two or three persons as an appetizer. But it’s so good, you probably wouldn’t want to share a piece.
When you’re passing by or staying in Digos, drop by Fiesta Sorpresa for some delicious Lumpiang Sariwa and other delicious Filipino dishes.
Fiesta Sorpresa is located at Rizal Avenue, Barangay San Jose, Digos City, Davao del Sur. It is beside Hotel Crisabelle. They are open from 11 am â€“ 2 pm and from 5 pm â€“ 10 pm. For more information, like their page at this link.