Lumpiang Sariwa (Fresh Spring Rolls)
These spring rolls (sariwa means fresh in Tagalog) were first introduced to the Philippines by Chinese immigrants and traders. They usually consist of vegetables, meat or seafood, rolled up in lettuce and a thin wrapper. Read more about this recipe.
Fish sauce is the ultimate umami sauce. Seek out one made with just anchovy, salt and water for the best flavor.
You can find fried garlic premade at Asian markets and online. To make your own, heat 1/4 cup canola or avocado oil in a small skillet over medium heat. Add thinly sliced garlic cloves and cook, stirring often, until golden and crispy, about 2 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer to a paper-towel-lined plate to drain. Refrigerate any leftover flavored oil to use in savory recipes.