December 31, 2009: We planned to have a New Year’s dinner at Suntec to celebrate the changing of the year. Me and my three kids met up with my wife at Suntec Tower 3 beside the Starbuck shop. Because she just came from their branch late X-mas party. Then we waited for his brother who is also at Singapore.
Beside the Starbuck shop is the Qiji shop. she told me that I should try the Popiah. So I asked what is Popiah, she said ‘That it’s a spicy version of “Lumpiang Sariwa” (Fresh Spring Roll)’. She also says that when she is in a craving for “Lumpiang Sariwa” she would just have an order of Popiah.
So I told my daughter to order one so that I can try it. We entered the shop and sit at a vacant table (all five of us). she came back with an order of Popiah and a can of coke. The presentation is quite different from what I have imagined it. I was thinking of the Filipino version, which was my fault.
The dish was somewhat different from our local version. It is wrapped tightly with a a soft, thin paper-like crepe skin. The filling inside was compact. It was a combination of finely grated turnip, jicama, bean sprouts, and lettuce leaves, chopped peanuts and other stuffed that I can’t identify. But that thing about the Popiah is that spiciness that we Filipino’s are not accustomed when eating our Lumpiang Sariwa (Fresh Spring Roll).
But beside the other stuffed, the popiah is delicious, not extraordinary, but good.