How to Make Delicious Lumpia Shanghai

published by aleah on Feb 24, 2010

Lumpia Shanghai, also called fried spring roll, is a delicacy in the Philippines. This recipe is easy to follow.

Lumpia shanghai is one of the favorite food of Filipinos. Even those who have migrated to other countries still choose to make this in their new homeland.

This recipe for a delicious fried spring roll has been passed on from generation to generation.

Ingredients of Lumpia Shanghai

  • 1 pound ground pork (could be replaced with beef, fish flakes with the bones removed, or veggies)
  • 1 medium onion, chopped 
  • 1 head garlic, chopped 
  • 1 medium-sized carrot, finely chopped
  • 1 bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce 
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons black pepper 
  • salt to taste
  • oil for frying

Ingredients of Lumpia Wrapper

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch 
  • 2 eggs 
  • 1 1/4 cups water 
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • oil

Making the Lumpia Wrapper

  • In a bowl, whisk the eggs, water, cornstarch, flour, and salt until smooth.
  • Place a non-stick pan over medium heat. Brush with a little oil.
  • Pour batter into the pan to cover the entire surface of the pan.
  • Cook until wrapper is lightly browned and the surface looks dry.
  • Turn over the wrapper, and cook 10 seconds longer.
  • Repeat until all the batter is used up.

Cooking the Lumpia Filling

  • Completely mix all the ingredients in a large bowl until all ingredients are evenly distributed.
  • Lay out a few wrappers at a time on a flat surface, and place about 2 tablespoons of the filling in a line down the center of the wrapper.
  • Take the bottom and top edges of the wrapper and fold them towards the center. Moisten the last edge of the wrapper to seal.
  • Heat oil for frying in a pan and fry the lumpia and filling until golden brown.
  • Serve the lumpia hot, with sweet and sour sauce, soy sauce with lemon, or banana ketchup.

Enjoy your lumpia!

Aleah is a blogger, runner, traveler, diver, and soon to be cook. You can read her solo travels in her blog Solitary Wanderer, her tales of running in Running and Happiness, and her food posts and reviews in Adventuring Foodie.


8 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. # 1 by Muhammad Sohaib Roomi
    February 24th, 2010 at 11:39 am #

    Well written.

  2. # 2 by amandeep13
    February 24th, 2010 at 11:45 am #

    Good Stuff

    Keep the good work on

  3. # 3 by papaleng
    February 24th, 2010 at 12:55 pm #

    Ah! lumpiang shanghai ranked first on my fave dish.. When we do this ,ako ang taga hiwalay ng pambalot..

  4. # 4 by Ruby Hawk
    February 24th, 2010 at 5:51 pm #

    sounds like a delicious dish for meat eaters.

  5. # 5 by seema1962
    February 25th, 2010 at 12:50 am #

    Sounds tasty.

  6. # 6 by devsir
    February 25th, 2010 at 7:33 am #

    seems tasty

  7. # 7 by aleah
    February 25th, 2010 at 2:14 pm #

    yes, lumpia is very tasty and delicious. you can try it :)

  8. # 8 by qasimdharamsy
    February 27th, 2010 at 9:24 am #

    Nice one…

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