How to Cook Lumpiang Sardinas with Sawsawan (Sardine Spring Rolls with Dipping Sauce)

Lumpiang sardinas is a creative way of presenting your common canned sardines. It is very much similar to the lumpiang gulay you know but cheaper. The family will love this!


2 cans sardines in tomato sauce (425g each)
1 pc egg
1 tbsp ginger, minced
1 medium onion, minced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 medium carrot, chopped
2 tbsp parsley, chopped
salt and pepper, to taste
lumpia wrappers
cooking oil, for deep-frying

For the dipping sauce:

tomato sauce from 2 cans sardines
8 tbsp water
1 tbsp cornstarch
1 tbsp lemon juice
salt and pepper, to taste


1. Separate the sardines from the tomato sauce. Set aside the tomato sauce as you will use it for the dipping sauce.
2. In a mixing bowl, put the sardines and mash them.
3. Add the carrots, ginger, onion, garlic, parsley, egg, salt and pepper. Mix well.
4. Get about a tablespoon of the mixture and wrap it with the lumpia wrapper. Apply some water to seal the wrapper. (Refer to the video to see the wrapping procedure)
5. Repeat step 4 until all mixture is consumed.
6. Heat cooking oil in a pan. Deep fry the lumpia until golden brown. Remove from the pan and drain excess oil.

For the dipping sauce:

1. Prepare pot over medium heat.
2. Add the tomato sauce, water, salt, pepper, lemon juice, and cornstarch.
3. Continuously mix until the sauce boils and thickens.
4. Remove from heat. Serve the lumpia with this dipping sauce.
5. Enjoy your lumpiang sardinas!

You might like this recipe too: Lumpiang Shanghai




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