Lumpia (Filipino Spring Rolls)

"Found this on a neat blog called Yummy Addiction. Posting for World Tour 2016. I chose this recipe to post because the blogger had a number of good photos including how to wrap the lumpia. Need to find a good dipping sauce recipe! I think I"ll be exploring this blog more!"
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Ready In:
25 each




  • In a large bowl, combine pork, garlic, onion, carrot, celery, soy sauce, egg, salt and pepper. Carefully separate the wrappers. To prevent them from drying out as you work, keep a barely damp paper towel over the unused wrappers.
  • Lay one wrapper on clean surface. Place 1 heaping tablespoon of the filling diagonally near one corner of the wrapper and gently push the filling into about 4-inch log, leaving a 1½ inch space at both ends. Fold the side nearest to you over the filling, then fold in both sides and roll neatly and tight. Moisten the other side of the wrapper with beaten egg white to seal the edge. Cover the rolls with plastic wrap to retain moisture. Repeat with remaining wrappers. At this point, lumpia can be frozen until ready to use.
  • In a deep pan, add the oil to about 1-inch depth and heat to 350°F Make sure the oil is hot enough before adding the wrappers by testing the edge of one. If it sizzles and bubbles, then the oil is ready. Carefully slide the lumpia, a few at a time, into the oil and fry until crispy and golden brown on all sides, 3 to 5 minutes total. Do not overcrowd pan during frying. Remove from oil and drain on paper towels. Ensure that oil is back to 350 degrees before frying the next batch. Serve hot with sweet and sour sauce or other sauce of your choice. Enjoy!

Questions & Replies

  1. Where can I find the wrappers?


  1. The flavor of this was delicious. We had a terrible time getting our lumpia done in the middle. It would cook so fast on the outside it was almost black but the inside wasn't done. We tried to cook it a lot of ways, but never really succeeded very well.
  2. Awesome!!! This was the first time making lumpia for us. My daughter's boyfriend was over, and his family came from the Philippines. He was so excited to help and it made for such a fun night. The filling flavor is outstanding! This recipe is going into my Best of 2016 file. This was such a yummy appetizer! I served it with some sweet and sour sauce, but the lumpia really didn't need to be dipped. They were so good on their own! Thank you!



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