Erika Schweizenheimer and Maybel Moore – aka Lumpia Girls – are back with another menu inspired by Maybel’s Filipino heritage and her favourite comfort foods.
Empanadas were introduced by the Spaniards during their colonization in the Philippines. These hand pies are often made with either beef, pork or chicken, but Maybel’s baked empanadas replaces the meat with potato, butternut squash, raisins and peas for a tasty vegetarian twist. Served with tomato and scallion salad.
2 for $4
In Filipino cuisine, pancit refers to noodles, brought to the Philippines by the Chinese. The dish consists mainly of noodles, meat and vegetables, finished with a squeeze of lemon. It is usually served at birthdays to represent long life, but is also Pinoy comfort food. Tonight’s noodles are mixed with chicken, carrots, mushrooms, cabbage, green beans, snow peas and bok choy. Veggie option also available.
Turon – Sweet banana lumpia
One of Maybel’s childhood favourites, sliced bananas and jackfruit are wrapped in a spring roll wrapper and deep fried. Served with warm caramel sauce.
2 for $4
Chef Maybel Moore has been working in kitchens since the age of sixteen, starting out as a prep cook in her hometown of London, Ontario. After graduating from George Brown College Chef School, Maybel spent eleven years as sous chef at West Queen West’s bar_one, the recently closed and much loved Southern Italian restaurant. These days Maybel can be found raising her family and turning out killer brunch fare at The Three Speed in Bloordale. After 20 years in the food business, Maybel is known as a trusted chef and passionate baker, who is now ready to turn her keen abilities to the nom-noms of her childhood.
Every Friday we invite guest chefs – amateur or professional – to come share their favourite dishes at The Depanneur.