Whenever you swing by Poblacion in Lapu-lapu City, Senyang’s Lumpia is most probably the first local food reco you’ll get from someone living in Opon.
So what makes Senyang’s Lumpia so special? Their seasoned sprout beans cloaked in spring roll wrapper is huge, like 2-3 times bigger than the regular fried vegetable lumpia you’d commonly buy at an eatery. It comes with a special mix of banana ketchup base sauce, and is suggested to be paired with ‘puso’ or hanging rice. And to complete the experience, have a serving of sweetened buko juice with milk too.
Senyang’s Lumpia has been around for as long as I can remember. During my primary school years, my brothers and I would eat lunch at least once a week at the now-famous carenderia.
I’ve noticed that there’s inconsistencies in the sprout beans they use, sometimes they are made with the newly sprouted ones, and at times with the older ones, giving it a more bean-y bite, like chewing on a garbanzos kinda-feel. The signature taste and flavor is always distinguishable though, and the sauce is consistent. The spring roll wrapper has been thicker from before for years now. Well, that’s most probably to keep and hold the stuffings inside, and prevent the roll from breaking easy. Nonetheless, the taste we all fell in love with is constantly there in every bite.
Craving now? Visit ” Kaun Ta Senyang,” or famously called “Lumpia ni Senyang” at R. De La Serna Street, Poblacion, Lapu-lapu City. Open from Mondays to Saturdays from 7:30AM – 7PM. Hours may differ during holidays. You may contact them through 63-32-340-2888.