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Lumpiang Pabasa

  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 35 mins
  • Yield: 5 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Cuisine: Filipino


Lumpiang Pabasa is a popular Holy Week dish in Rizal Province, Philippines made with stir fried vegetables like jicama, carrots, tofu, sweet potatoes, green beans and cabbage in a sauce made with peanut butter and annatto extract.


Units Scale
  • 2 cups cubed jicama / singakamas
  • 1 1/2 cups cubed carrots
  • 1 1/2 cups deep fried cubed tofu
  • 2 cups cubed sweet potatoes
  • 1 cup chopped green beans (optional)
  • 3 cups chopped cabbage
  • 1/4 cup dried shrimps / hibe
  • 2 tsp annatto powder / astusete, dissolved in 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 1/2 cup vegetable stock
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup grated cheese
  • 1 white onion, chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • fish sauce
  • freshly ground black pepper


  1. In a wok add oil then sauté garlic and onions.
  2. Add the dried shrimps then continue to sauté until pungent in aroma.
  3. Add the jicama, stir fry for 2 minutes.
  4. Add the carrots, stir fry for 2 minutes
  5. Add the deep-fried tofu, stir fry for a minute.
  6. Add the sweet potatoes, stir fry for 2 minutes.
  7. Add the cabbage and green beans, stir fry for 2 minutes.
  8. Pour the annatto powder mixture together with the vegetable stock and soy sauce. Bring to a boil then once boiling, add the peanut butter and mix it well. Let it simmer for 2 minutes or until vegetables are cooked.
  9. Add the grated cheese, give it a mix then season with fish sauce and freshly ground black pepper.
  10. Turn heat off then serve.