Interview by Natasha Gonzales
Article by Celinda De La Fuente
Dreams are always attainable if we act and persevere. Meiyan Magayanes, who was born and raised in the Philippines, is a living testimony of just that. Ever since she moved to the United States, she has always dreamt of owning her own food truck, Lumpias Rollin. In May of 2021, her dreams became her reality, and is now doing what she loves: sharing this delicious comida con toda la gente.
Lumpia, a common staple in the Philippines, is a dish you would see at parties, weddings, fiestas, a dish Magayanes has been cooking since she was a kid, “I live in the kitchen. I’ve been cooking since I was 10 years old, and it’s my passion.”
Magayanes has since quit her job to focus on her passion with Lumpias Rollin. Her success is a model for us all, especially for her daughter.
“Being a single mom, it’s not the ‘hood’ you want to go to as a parent. It’s been hard, but you gotta do it,” she comments. Though she may not have family here, she does have the support of her best friend who is always there by her side.
Magayanes hopes to open another food truck and is currently working on opening a ‘ghost kitchen’ which will only focus on deliveries, a perfect idea during the time we live in.
“I create flavors for everyone. I always say that the plate is based on who you are and what you are. Not all people like seaweed salad. Not all people like noodles.”
Menus are posted on Instagram every Sunday at 9pm and offers turkey and vegan options. Lumpias Rollin will now be at a permanent location at The Munch Hub in the Alamo Ranch area located at 8605 Little Geronimo St.
“I want to make sure that I share my culture one Lumpia at a time. I want to take over Texas one lumpia at a time,” Magayanes proudly states.
For more information, visit her instagram:@lumpiasrollin/