Lumpia From The Philippines

Lumpia is a popular dish in the Philippines, often described as a type of spring roll. It is a delicious and versatile snack or appetizer that can be enjoyed on its own or served as part of a meal. Lumpia can come in various forms and flavors, but the most common types are lumpiang Shanghai and lumpiang togue. Here’s a recipe for lumpiang Shanghai, one of the most popular types of lumpia in the Philippines:


– 1 pound ground pork
– 1 small onion, minced
– 2 cloves garlic, minced
– 1 carrot, finely grated
– 1 teaspoon soy sauce
– 1 teaspoon oyster sauce
– Salt and pepper to taste
– Lumpia wrappers (spring roll wrappers)
– Cooking oil for frying


  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the ground pork, minced onion, minced garlic, grated carrot, soy sauce, oyster sauce, salt, and pepper. Mix well until all the ingredients are evenly incorporated.
  2. Take a lumpia wrapper and place about 1 to 2 tablespoons of the pork mixture in the center of the wrapper.
  3. Fold the bottom part of the wrapper over the filling, tucking it tightly. Fold the sides of the wrapper toward the center, and then roll it up tightly, resembling a cigar shape. Seal the edge with a little water to secure the lumpia.
  4. Repeat the process until all the filling is used up or you have made the desired number of lumpiang Shanghai.
  5. Heat cooking oil in a deep pan or pot for frying. Make sure there is enough oil to submerge the lumpia.
  6. Once the oil is hot, carefully add the lumpia in batches, frying them until they turn golden brown and crispy. This usually takes about 3 to 5 minutes per batch.
  7. Remove the cooked lumpia from the oil and place them on a plate lined with paper towels to drain excess oil.
  8. Serve the lumpiang Shanghai while hot with your preferred dipping sauce, such as sweet and sour sauce or banana ketchup.
  9. Note: If you prefer a healthier option, you can also bake the lumpia in the oven at 400°F (200°C) until crispy, typically for about 20 to 25 minutes, flipping them halfway through.
  10. Enjoy your homemade lumpiang Shanghai!

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