Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Spring Rolls ( Lumpiang Shanghai)

Lumpia is a traditional Filipino dish normally served as appetizer or side dish. It is considered the egg roll of Filipinos. The main ingredient for this recipe is ground pork mix with vegetables and spices, rolled in lumpia or spring roll wrapper. The Filipino cook this by deep frying in vegetable oil and serving with sweet and sour sauce. If you want to taste this out of this world spring rolls, i suggest that you have to attend a Filipino event or party, i bet Lumpia is one of their planned menu to serve.

  • 1/2 kg small shrimps (minced)
  • 1/2 kg ground pork
  • 1/4 chopped green onions
  • 1/4 chopped carrots
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp of soy sauce
  • 1 tsp of sesame oil
  • 1 tsp of garlic powder
  • dash of salt & pepper
  • 2-3 pkg. of Spring Roll Wrapper
  • Vegetable oil for frying
Cooking Instructions:

  • Combine all the ingredients in a mixing bowl.
  • Put 1-2 tablespoon of the mixture onto the spring roll wrapper.
  • Seal the seam with water or egg wash.
  • Deep fry on medium high heat until golden brown and meat is no longer pink.
  • Drain in a paper towel and transfer into a serving tray.
  • Serve with a Chili Sauce or Sweet and Sour Sauce. Enjoy!
Sweet and Sour Sauce Recipe


  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tbsp white vinegar
  • 6 tbsp. sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp tomato ketchup
  • 1 tsp oyster sauce
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch dissolve in 3 tbsp water
Cooking Instructions :
  • In a small saucepan, mix all the first 6 ingredients.
  • Bring the mixture to boil under medium high heat.
  • Lower the heat and then ass dissolved cornstarch. Stir vigorously until thickened.
  • Remove from heat and transfer to a sauce dish and serve. Enjoy!

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