Dragon fruit flower lumpia

People keep talking about the odd-looking fruit that has taken Ilocos Norte by storm. Dragon fruit is not in season right now, but tourists and locals flock to REFMAD Farms to take a breather and enjoy the farm’s other products, authentic farm products, such as ice cream, baked goodies, tea, and, now, spring rolls, or lumpia, made from dried dragon fruit flowers. If it isn’t strange enough, the lumpia tastes like meat. It’s light, goes very well with sukang Iloco, and perfect for a summer snack. My Tita Lita and I had green tea with toasted rice (her baon, actually) in between bites of those flavorful sticks.

REFMAD Farms, Brgy. 1, Paayas, Burgos, Ilocos Norte

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