Monday, December 05, 2011

Filipino Grocery Store!

Recently my friend Jane and I went to a yoga workshop about an hour away, in a little town called Seaside. On our way to class I couldn't help but notice the "Filipino Indian Marketplace" sign on the other side of the road. I managed to keep my focus during class, but as soon as we got back to the car, I told Jane we needed to make a stop before heading home! Of course, she was totally up for it, and we had an awesome time inspecting just about every product in that entire store. I ended up with:

2 kindsof vegan spring roll/egg roll wrappers
Lumpia wrappers
Super enticing mixed root veggie chips
Urad dal (for more dosas and uttapams)
Chickpea flour (so Mr. VE&T can make me more french toast!)
Rice stick noodles
Some odd green rice krispy treats with pandan
and some cool looking frozen sweet rice & coconut milk thingees in banana leaves (yum!)

I already used some of my lumpia wrappers to make delicious batch of Baked Lumpia from Terry's recipe testers. I had never even heard of lumpia before, but they were really great, and I loved that I could bake them, instead of frying - which is not really my scene. Luckily, I've still got some wrappers left, so I can make these again sometime soon! Mmm!


  1. Wow it looks like you completely scored awesome stuff.

  2. How fun! You scored some great stuff. I love visiting new grocery stores. It's one of my favorite things about visiting other towns.

  3. I've never been able to have lumpia before when my co-workers bring them in! How yummy looking!

  4. Anonymous10:46 AM

    The sweet rice and coconut dessert is called suman, and it's often served with coconut jam (really more like caramel sauce, it's just made with coconut milk and sugar).

    It's ironic that so many delicious Filipino desserts are vegan but none of the savory food is. Luckily my mother in law will make vegan Filipino food for me, so I can have both.

  5. I love visiting ethnic grocery stores, there are so many great finds hidden inside. I can spend so long in them.


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