Naked Lunch and Side Comments
Naked lunch just meant lumpiang sariwa (veggie roll) eaten minus the rice flour wrapper. In an earlier post about lumpia, I didn’t get to post a pic.
This is not to be confused with lumpiang ubod, which has strips of coconut palm heart as filling and wrapper made out of eggs and flour, like an eggy crepe, or Chinese lumpia (comes close, though). We mostly use Baguio beans - as we call it, since it mostly comes from the Philippines’ summer (cooler climate) capital and namesake but they’re known as green beans or snap beans elsewhere; carrots, cabbage and any veggie fit to julienne or dice.
My mom also made good use of leftover Indian mangoes (now there’s a prolific tree) by turning it into buro. Buro is any fruit or vegetable soaked in brine (salt and water) to preserve it, for a salty-sour side dish, like the Italian salamoia (pickled olives). The mango halves were left to soak in the brine (in a capped jar) for three days at room temperature (our downstairs is cellar cool and dark). It later developed a frothy, white film, which disappeared when I saw it next, in the fridge.
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