Lumpia Recipe

In Filipino foods and recipe culture, lumpia are eggrolls that are deep-fried like a wrapped stick of meat. Lumpia is a spring roll filled with ground or finely mince of pork, beef or vegetables then served it with sweet and sour sauce. It is also known as lumpia shanghai. Filipinos are well known for its unique and one of a kind Lumpia recipe.

Lumpia are a type of stuffed pastry, like a spring roll. Lumpia or spring roll originated from the Chinese, and other Asian countries have their counterparts, like the popiah of Singapore and Malaysia. In Indonesia, it is also called lumpia.

The term lumpia derives from lunpia in the Hokkien dialect of Chinese. A variant is the Vietnamese lumpia, wrapped in a thinner piece of pastry, in a size close to a spring roll though the wrapping closes the ends off completely, which is typical for a lumpia .

Lumpiang Shanghai With Sweet And Sour Sauce

Lumpiang Shanghai Recipe


· 1 lb. ground pork

· 1 cup chopped shrimps

· 1/4 cup finely chopped onions

· 1/2 cup finely chopped carrots

· 2 whole eggs

· 3 tbsp. soy sauce

· 3 dashes of sesame oil

· salt and pepper, to taste

· lumpia wrapper

· vegetable oil, for frying

Cooking Procedures :

1. In a bowl, combine all ingredients. Mix until well blended.

2. Wrap into thin rolls in lumpia wrapper. Fry in deep hot oil.

3. Drain on paper towels. Transfer to a serving platter. Serve with your favorite catsup or make your own Sweet and Sour Sauce recipe.

Lumpia is a traditional Filipino dish. It is the Filipino version of the egg rolls. It can be served as a side dish or as an appetizer.

Other Filipino variations of Lumpia

Lumpia Hubad
Lumpiang Hubad literally means naked spring roll. It is basically an unwrapped Lumpiang Sariwa (without the crepe).

Lumpiang Sariwa – Fresh lumpia
Lumpiang Sariwa, or fresh spring rolls in English, consist of minced ubod (heart of palm), flaked chicken, crushed peanuts, and turnips as an extender in a double wrapping of lettuce leaf and a yellowish egg crepe. The accompanying sauce is made from chicken or pork stock, a starch mixture, and fresh garlic. This variety is not fried and it is also the most popular among the Filipino variants.

Lumpiang Prito/Lumpiang Gulay or Fried Lumpia
Lumpiang Prito literally means fried spring roll. It consists of a briskly fried pancake filled with bean sprouts and various other vegetables such as string beans and carrots. Small morsels of meat or seafood may also be added. Though it is the least expensive of the variants, the preparation – the cutting of vegetables and meats into appropriately small pieces and subsequent pre-cooking – may prove taxing and labor-intensive. This variant may come in sizes as little as that of lumpiang shanghai or as big as that of lumpiang sariwa. It is usually eaten with vinegar and chili peppers.

Lumpiang Ubod
This is another variation of the Filipino spring rolls which is made from coconut julienne or heart of palm. Lumpiang Ubod is a specialty of Silay City, Negros Occidental.

Fresh Lumpia – Lumpiang Ubod

Banana Lumpia or Turon
Banana lumpia or Turon is a Philippine dessert, made of thinly sliced bananas (preferably ripe plantains), a slice of jackfruit, dusted with brown sugar, rolled in a papery wrapper and fried. Brown sugar is further added while frying for additional sweetness.

Hope you enjoyed my Lumpia recipe post and become knowledgeable about the other lumpia variation in the Philippines.

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54 thoughts on “Lumpia Recipe

  1. My name is Erin.

    OMG!!! THANKYOUSOMUCH for posting this recipe! I worked at a bank almost ten years ago with a woman who made Lumpia for one of our potlucks that the tellers used to have every few months or so. I ate half of them, easily. I then took a plate full home to my boyfriend who demanded more! From then on out, I would sing Terry up to bring Lumpia to every party we had. She would laugh everytime and complain that she'd have to make three batches this time, one for her family, one for the party and one for me! I've thought of them many times over the years, but never thought to do a search for the recipe. OMG! I'm so excited! Thank you!!!

  2. Anonymous

    i have a filipino husband who refused to share the secrets of lumpia making with me lol, i think im going to suprise him this weekend!

  3. joan

    I love chicken!!!! kung makakahanap pa ng masasarap pa sa lutong manok na ito dito sa site na to dahil lahat ng nandito ay kompleto na at lahat ng luto sa manok pati na rin ang mga tips kung paanu pa pasasarapin ang pagluluto ninyo!! ENJOY!!

  4. Anonymous

    Mmmmm…lumpia. First time I ever ttried them was at a party a friend was having shortly after his Filipina wife arrived in the USA. And I gotta tell you, I was hooked! I am now happily married to a Filipina who for some reason won't, or can't, make lumpia. But that's all right! I'll make 'em myself and surprise her some night after work! Thanks for the recipe.

  5. Anonymous

    My best friend is philipino, and her dad made lumpia to die for. I have always enjoyed this tasty light but flavorful roll, and now have the recipe to make them for myself. Thank you so much for making something so greatly enjoyed, a click away, and there it is a recipe, I can always use to master the excellence of making lumpia. I'll start my first attemp at making them tomorrow. Here's to good food, and thanks for the recipe!

  6. ricky bernardino

    Now I know that turon is also a lumpia . . . lol.

    I love lumpia (fresh & fried) and because of this I always go to Dencias (in Davao City)to eat lumpia …. they have BIG servings and taste good too =)

    With this post, now I can cook it myself =)

  7. tatess

    My husband loves lumpia. He even bought lumpia wrapper for me to cook for him.I still have some wrapper, they are not as good as the ones from Philippines though.

  8. Mylene

    My favorite lumpia is Ubod 🙂 but I seldom have the chance to eat it. My daughter loves lumpia rolls so what I do is stuffed with so many carrots and just little meat.

  9. Farida

    I love all the photos you've shared in this post! However, we do not make the fresh lumpia at home which I hope my mom would learn soon because this is the healthiest amongst the lumpia so far. Now I'm hungry and craving for one 🙂

  10. Gaylee

    My kids love lumpiang shanghai but i haven't tried making one with shrimp, only ground pork. Thanks for sharing you recipe, will try your version soon, hihi!

  11. Ms. Journ

    Oh! finally have this recipe. Meron akong lumpia wrapper at hanggang ngayon di ko pa nagawa at di ko alam panu… Norwegian loves lumpia too kaya gusto ko gawan ang asawa ko… sana maluto ko na ito sa wakas.

  12. krizza

    Just like them, lumpia lover din ako. It's one kind of food I really heart! 🙂

    Thanks for sharing your own recipe. It's a must try!

    Visiting from BC.

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