to Vilma Yamashita, Lumpia is a popular appetizer that is a variation of the
Chinese eggroll. It is a finger food that was most likely introduced to Guam by
Filipino migrant worker. From China came the eggroll and from the Philippines
came the adaption of the roll called Lumpia.
Lumpia consists of a thin rice or wheat
flour wrapper filled with a mixture of meat (most often ground pork or ground
beef), cabbage, carrots, onions, and garlic. An egg wash is used to seal the
lumpia wrapper to ensure none of the filling escapes when it is deep fried. A
sweet and sour sauce or vinegar- based may be used as a dipping sauce.
Herrings (Don pilas /Tamban) are forage
fish, mostly belonging to the family clupeidae. They often move in large
schools around fishing banks and near the coast. The most abundant and
commercially important species belong to the genus clupea, found particularly
in shallow, temperate waters. (Wik.2016)
Chili peppers originated in Mexico. After
the Columbian exchange, many cultivators of chili pepper spread across the
world, used for both food and traditional medicine. The chili peppers are
widely used in many cuisines to add spiciness to dishes.
Since Herrings are not yet implemented as a
filling to Lumpia, the student-entrepreneurs come to think of it, as a cheap
and nutritious filling. And because Filipinos are fond of eating spicy foods.
Fish Dynamite Lumpia became the result of their brain storming.
Fish Dynamite is highly innovated unlike
the other lumpia existed which is pork, beef, and dry TVP flakes inside. Instead
of chopping the chili pepper, its seeds will just be removed and replaced with
the cutted and flavored herrings and will be rolled in the lumpia wrapper. The
flavored herrings will compliment with the chili peppers spiciness.
The idea of developing fish dynamite is to
come up with the uniqueness of the product when it comes to their filling which
are fish (herrings) and green chili pepper. The shape of the dish resembles
dynamite- that is why it was called as such. Fish (herrings) and chili pepper
could give nutritional benefits that could help the human body to avoid cancer,
heart disease and maintain healthy digestive system.
The business was conducted to produce a new
version of the product and to give a new twist. And it is called as fish