the attendant picked on the wrapper that's colored green. immediately, i reacted! hahaha... i asked, why is it green? the attendant said, it's pandan flavored wrapper... then i asked, why is it not fresh? the attendant answered, this is what they really use, even in manila. i was expecting that they will bake in front of me the fresh wrapper but it wasn't the case. i knew right then and there that it was a let down. when we say fresh, it should be fresh. hello! thumbs down on this. then she placed lettuce in the wrapper, then added cooked carrots, turnip and palm heart (ubod). she also sprinkled it with thai lemon grass and moroccan nuts. then, she rolled the wrapper and spread the sauce on top of it.
now for the taste test! from a scale of 1 to 10, i'll rate this a 6. first, they dont use freshly baked wrapper. i don't like flaky wrapper such as this. second, i couldn't taste the palm heart (ubod) in it. i have a feeling that what was used was more on the turnip. the taste was almost close to bland. i dont like the morocccan nuts, plain roasted peanuts would have made a big difference in terms adding crunch and taste. on the other hand, this is a vegetarian dish but considering that this is a vegetarian dish, it doesn't mean that the taste should be bland. i've tasted vegetarian dish that is very flavorful but not this bland. in all fairness, their garlic sauce was good. the sauce was the only one i liked. it seems that i was eating with only the sauce giving a flavor to it which is very plain. fresh lumpia should be a mix of different flavors because of the many combinations to it. i grew up eating fresh lumpia and this one is really far from what I've grown to like. sorry, in my opinion, this is a not so well thought of dish.
i don't suggest that you try this but out of curiosity try them for yourself. maybe you'll like it. :)