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New Restaurant in Hamilton, NJ

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gbean Aug 26, 2008 09:29 AM

There's a Filippino place called Lumpia that's opening soon(?) on 33 in the strip mall where Zingaro's (formerly Fratelli's Ravioli) is. I don't think it's open yet. Anyone know anything about it? I'm not really familiar w/ that type of food.

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    Heatherb RE: gbean Aug 26, 2008 11:28 AM

    My experience has been limited to marinated pork (marinade involves Sprite and molasses) at Columbus flea market and these little tiny eggroll-like things that are pretty freaking good.

    1. BeeZee RE: gbean Aug 26, 2008 06:27 PM

      Saw a copy of the menu when I was at the salon next door (they got an advance copy from the owner)...they seem to have a pretty wide variety of items, looks like authentic home cooking, reasonable prices. I think the spring roll/eggroll things are called Lumpia. I've never eaten Filipino food, but I'll give it a shot!

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        gbean RE: BeeZee Aug 27, 2008 05:18 AM

        You're right about the lumpias....I'm in! Wonder when they're going to open.

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          JungMann RE: BeeZee Aug 27, 2008 12:29 PM

          I hope you DO try it! It's a great cuisine. Try starting with lumpiang shanghai (pork springrolls), before moving onto mains like lechon kawali (deep-fried pork belly), adobo (pork/chicken in a soy-vinegar braise) or pancit (stir-fried noodles). For dessert halo-halo or leche flan are a must!

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            gbean RE: JungMann Aug 27, 2008 12:41 PM

            Thanks, now I really wish it was open! Was by it while doing errands today and it's still in the works.

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          Sweetbabette RE: gbean Aug 28, 2008 02:14 PM

          There is a Filippino lunch/bakery place in the shopping center on Flock Road by the Army recruting place and behind Rita's. I have been there once, I had bbq pork skewers, some green beans with pork, and rice. I think it was 8 or 9 dollars. The baked items look awesome, I wussed out and had the chocolate cake, but the friend I was with had some cake with salted cashews in it that was amazing. The choc cake was good, but the other one was far better. There is also a Filipino food store in that strip mall that has all kinds of interesting stuff.

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            gbean RE: Sweetbabette Aug 29, 2008 07:46 AM

            I didn't know that! I work right up the rd. Do you know what it's called?

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              Sweetbabette RE: gbean Aug 29, 2008 11:22 AM

              I don't. I believe the sign just says barebecue and bakery. It is in the storefront that used to be Pancho Villias Mexican restaurant.

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                kpt RE: gbean Dec 3, 2008 10:12 AM

                it's called golden bread and it's one of the best filipino places i've eaten at.

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              foodie4life79 RE: gbean Dec 2, 2008 04:12 PM

              Lumpia Place has opened and the food is yummy...from what i hear the owner was in the catering only business for awhile and their food was so amazing and many people suggested they open their own place...not only is the place clean and the food great but the prices are beyond reasonable..seriously where else can you get an entire home cooked meal under $5 ?? The Lumpia's are little rolls filled with yummy pork that have been deep fried and come with their own special sauce... the barbeque is to die for! If I were you i would check this place out asap before it gets too "discovered". Definitely a rising star!

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                foodie4life79 RE: foodie4life79 Dec 2, 2008 05:50 PM

                here's the address: Lumpia Place 731 route 33, trenton nj

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                  zagatwannabe RE: foodie4life79 Dec 2, 2008 06:19 PM

                  Amazing Filipino food, great service, and cheap!! so cheap!! Can't wait to go back, this place is a steal....will definitely take advantage of their catering for work/family functions!!! way to go Lumpia Place, keep up the good work!

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                macho86 RE: gbean Dec 3, 2008 03:22 AM

                The place is now open, and I am so happy it finally is, because I heard the food is excellent! A few of my friends went, and said that the Lumpias (like bite size eggrolls- but better) were great and very addictive! They also said they had some BBQ on a stick which they loved as well! I can’t wait to stop by and check it out… very excited!

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                  Skirtz RE: macho86 Dec 11, 2008 02:00 PM

                  Went with my family tonight for dinner. We had chicken adobo, lumpia shanghai, vegetable lumpia and pork BBQ (the meat on a stick). Everything was yummy, the prices were fair, and the people were polite and seemed very earnest in what they were doing.

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                    Fanthai RE: Skirtz Dec 11, 2008 04:26 PM

                    Hello . The sound looklike thai spring roll, isn't it?

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