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Get palabok and lumpiang shanghai ‘cake’ from this home kitchen

Steph Arnaldo
Get palabok and lumpiang shanghai ‘cake’ from this home kitchen
This 'savory cake' merges two Pinoy party favorites in one fun novelty dish

What was once just a viral photo of a cake made from lumpiang shanghai and pancit bihon is now home kitchen Kaye Table’s bread and butter.

Kaye’s main job as an interior contractor was compromised due to the lockdown. So, inspired by a “lumpia cake” made by a Filipina based in Australia, she decided to try her hand at the creation, which gave way to the quarantine-born business Kaye’s Table.

For the business, she partnered with her Bicolana helpers, who also get shares of the baby business’ profits.

Kaye’s lumpia palabok “savory cake” isn’t just a feast for the eyes – both elements of the dish actually taste good, and work even better eaten together.

Inn the center is Kaye’s freshly-cooked palabok fiesta, made with rice noodles generously coated in a savory shrimp-pork sauce. Everything is topped with slices of boiled eggs, juicy shrimp, and leeks, making for a filling and flavorful take on the traditional noodle dish.

Surrounding the palabok are lumpiang shanghai rolls, stuffed with either pork or chicken fillings (your choice). Either option is tasty and moist and best paired with the the sweet and sour sauce it comes with.

Not into palabok? No worries. Kaye’s other “cake noodles” options include canton, canton-bihon, bihon guisado, and sotanghon guisado, as well as baked macaroni, carbonara, Pinoy-style spaghetti, and oil with garlic and sausage.

The lumpiang shanghai can also be replaced with her other “cake rolls,” like ham and cheese bread rolls or mozzarella and garlic bread rolls.

Kaye’s savory cakes comes in different round sizes: the 8 x 4″ family size good for 5-7 people (P1300-P1500), 10 x 4 party size for 8-10 (P1500-P1700), 12 x 4 fiesta size for 12-15 (P1,800-P2,100), and 12 x 6 super fiesta for 16-18 (P2,200-P2,400).

Kaye’s Table is based in Las Piñas, and can deliver to Parañaque, Muntinlupa, Antipolo, Tanza, Calamba, Cubao, Pasig, Manila, Taguig and Makati via couriers.

Kaye has several other savory and sweet items on her menu – her “guilt-free snacks” made with no refined or added sweeteners include her hefty Ube Wheatdesal with Cream Cheese & Ube Jam and her chewy, chocolatey Adlai Champorado.

To place your orders, you can message Kaye’s Table on Instagram. –

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Steph Arnaldo

If she’s not writing about food, she’s probably thinking about it. From advertising copywriter to freelance feature writer, Steph Arnaldo finally turned her part-time passion into a full-time career. She’s written about food, lifestyle, and wellness for Rappler since 2018.