Austin - Lumpia?
Is there a place in Austin to get the Filipino food, Lumpia? It is similar to an egg roll.
Great question. I remember them from when I was a kid, we lived in Manila for six months. Lots of vegetables in the ones the ladies made. A friend's Filipino wife here made me some that were more meat based, didn't get me going. Peony on Balcones has something they call lumpia but it seemed awfully like an (overpriced) eggroll to me. Maybe someone will answer--there's a place on Parmer a couple blocks E of Mopac that says Filipino foods on it, I'll go check it out. Give me an excuse to go to Curry in Hurry, which ROCKS!
There is a Filipino grocery in a small shopping center located on Braker Lane behind the wells fargo off I-35 South. They have a buffet where you can call in a day in advance and request them to make specific items for the next day buffet. I've never seen lumpia there but maybe you can request it. The food is pretty good although a bit on the oily side. Info below.
Oriental Grocery and Bakery
707 E Braker Ln # 105
Austin, TX 78753
Oriental Grocery is decent and cheap for a filipino buffet. I believe it's $6 for the buffet.
The place on Parmer just east of MOPAC is called Gamad's. They usually only serve lunch and have a different variety every day. You can also order off their menu which does include lumpia I believe.
Another place is Mang Dedoy's on Anderson Mill between Parmer and 183. They serve buffet style or off their menu. A little pricey, but pretty good food.