I love lumpia! Lumpia or Filipino egg rolls is one of my favorite dishes ever. It simply reminds me of home and family gatherings. Just recently I discovered Wowa’s; a wonderful small business that offers a variety of different egg rolls.
Wowa’s offers Filipino Pork and Chicken Shanghai rolls. These are the classic egg rolls that is always present at Filipino parties. I love Wowa’s version because they really are just like the ones I fondly remember from my childhood. The small egg rolls are individually wrapped to achieve the maximum crunchiness when fried. I love how crispy these Shanghai rolls are. They are so addicting and you’ll definitely find yourself wanting to have more each time you bite into one. They are available in pack of 25, 50, or even 100 rolls and so there is definitely plenty of deliciousness to go around and be shared. Yum!
I love the Wowa’s Shanghai Rolls but my favorite offering is their Sontanghon rolls. I love these rolls that are stuffed with glass noodles. These Sontanghon rolls are packed with noodles and packed with flavors. Noodles and lumpia are both traditional Filipino food served at parties. Eating these Sontanghon rolls makes you feel like it’s party time at dinner time. I’ll celebrate anytime with these delightful treats. These are available in packs of 10.
Aside from Shanghai Rolls and Sontanghon rolls; Wowa’s also has Vegetable egg rolls and Lumpanisa! Their Lumpanisa is their latest offering and is a combo of lumpia and longanisa!
If you love lumpia like I do; Wowa’s is definitely one you need to check out. If you’re interested in getting some of these masarap eggrolls; you can find the Wowa’s on instagram via https://www.instagram.com/_wowas_/.
October is Filipino 🇵🇭 American 🇺🇸 History Month and Bahay Kainan/BaBoys is the perfect place to celebrate. Their menu brings classic Filipino favorites with an American twist.
Bahay Kainan first started off in 2001 as a catering business by Philippine immigrants. Elizabeth and Guillermo Ferido. The served only traditional Filipino food and hence the name Bahay Kainan; Tagalog for “Home Cooking”. In 2016; they added the name BaBoys when their son Guilbert Ferido; a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu in Pasadena; took over as head chef. He added the name “BaBoys.” The name “BaBoys” has a special twist as in Tagalog it means “Pork” while the “Boys” can is a reference to American young men.
The new name, “Baboys” with a Filipino American twist was perfect for the new Filipino fusion menu that Guilbert Ferido created. Inspired by his Mom’s cooking of lumpia he incorporated the popular Filipino appetizer into a burger and made the Lumpia burger.
The Lumpia Burger consists of a Lumpiang Shanghai Patty in between two Hawaiian buns and topped with slices of cheese, Asian slaw, tomato, scallions and smothered with garlic aioli and banana ketchup. Filipino classic lumpia is often dipped in the popular Filipino condiment banana ketchup and even that is creatively incorporated in this burger.
Alongside the Lumpia Burger; are other Filipino fusion items such as fries topped with Sisig (Filipino minced pork, chopped onion, and chicken liver), Tocino (Filipino sweet pork) Burrito and Bistek (Filipino beef steak) Onion Rings.
The Bistek Onion Rings are a favorite of mine on the menu. Filipino Beef Steak is a dish I’ve loved growing up. The traditional way is thin slices of beef with lots of onions stewed in soy sauce and lemon juice. Here at BaBoys; they have lots of beef and lots of onions but the onions consist of fried onion rings. There is also garlic parmesan cheese and cotija cheese. It’s Filipino and American cuisine paired perfectly.
With it’s Filipino American cuisine, Bahay Kainan/BaBoys is the perfect place to eat this Filipino 🇵🇭 American 🇺🇸 History Month.
For more smiles, please see my Yelp review on Bahay Kainan/BaBoys