Japchae Lumpia (Korean Noodle Eggroll)

imageIs it Korean?  Is it Filipino?  How about both?  I’m calling this the Japchae Lumpia because it combines the delicious stir-fried sweet potato noodles and the traditional Filipino egg roll, called lumpia.

Actually, you can use just about any combination of filling for your lumpia, including pork, chicken, seafood and vegetables.

For this recipe I used Japchae noodles as the filling for the lumpia and the results are deliciously appetizing! I even went multi-cultural by using Thai chile sauce as my dip!

It’s not really a strange concept to use noodles as lumpia filling since in Filipino gatherings, lumpia is often served with other food items, including pancit, or noodles.

INGREDIENTS

Stir-fried Japchae Korean noodles

Lumpia wrappers

Olive oil for frying

Thai sweet chili sauce for dip

DIRECTIONS

This is a two-step process.  You would first need to cook your Japchae noodles.  Here’s how. Take lumpia wrappers one at a time, add about two tablespoons of cooked Japchae and roll the wrapper as you would for your usual regular egg roll.  Use some water to seat the edges of the egg roll.  Heat about 1 cup of Olive oil in a deep pan over medium-high heat.  Fry the egg rolls in batches, making sure they are nicely browned but not burnt. Remove from heat and place egg rolls on a plate lined with paper towel to drain excess oil.  Serve warm with a side of sweet and sour sauce.

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