Filipinos are 100% in love with spring rolls. If it’s wrapped around a spring roll wrapper, then just shut up and take my money, I want it! Yep, all Filipinos love lumpia whether it’s Turon, Cheese Sticks, Dynamite, Lumpiang Gulay, Lumpiang Ubod, and most especially, Lumpiang Shanghai, it doesn’t matter, it’ll surely be the first dish on the menu to be sold out!
There are tons of different kinds of spring rolls here in the Philippines. Well, basically, you can put whatever you want inside a spring roll wrapper and then fry it. This is where the creativity of the Filipinos comes in. Even though the Lumpiang Shanghai is an extremely popular dish being served on almost every known occasion like birthdays, weddings, reunions, and fiesta, it doesn’t have an official recipe. You are free to put any kind of meat in it. If you like pork, beef, chicken, or even fish, then go for it!
It is widely believed that “Lumpia” originated from China. Well, the name Lumpiang Shanghai certainly hints a lot about its origins, right? But the thing is, no one really knows for sure. All we know is that across every Asian country, especially in the Southeast Asian region, spring rolls are extremely popular. No matter what country it comes from, the idea is still the same. For a snack to be called a “spring roll”, a mixture of meat, vegetables, fruits, and other delicacies should be wrapped around by a spring roll.
In the Philippines, almost every known Filipino and Chinese restaurant feature Lumpiang Shanghai in their menus. It’s perfect for any meal of the day whether it’s for lunch, snacks, or dinner. Filipinos love to dip it in either a sweet and sour sauce, ketchup, or even spiced vinegar, yum! Moreover, Lumpiang Shanghai is also a hit for everybody no matter their age. I remember that for quite a time, social media sites were dominated by memes about Lumpiang Shanghai. These memes basically say that a birthday party is not worth attending if there is no Lumpiang Shanghai on the menu. It’s hilarious but for most people, it’s actually true! The first thing they reach for during an occasion here in the Philippines is definitely Lumpiang Shanghai!
Alright, that’s enough chit-chat about the mighty Lumpiang Shanghai. I know you’re craving some of it now so let’s get started! Today’s your lucky day because Panlasang Pinoy Recipes will teach us how to make Lumpiang Shanghai at the comfort of our home!
Lumpiang Shanghai Recipe
A lot of people say that making Lumpiang Shanghai is very hard, that it’s tiring, that there’s a lot of ingredients to prepare. However, I beg to differ! Making your own version of Lumpiang Shanghai is really easy and exciting if you follow this recipe! Moreover, all of the ingredients we’ll be using today can be easily found in our local grocery stores and markets. So, shall we begin? Alright, let’s do this!
For the ingredients, we’ll need carrots, onion, garlic, kinchay, flour, cheese, egg, salt, pepper, seasoning granules, oil, ground pork, and of course, the very thing that makes Lumpiang Shanghai a spring roll, Lumpia or spring roll wrappers!
We’ll first make the fillings of the Lumpiang Shanghai. To begin, simply mix all of the ingredients such as ground meat, carrots, onions, garlic, egg, flour, salt, pepper, seasoning granules, cheese, kinchay, and oil in one clean bowl. Make sure to keep on mixing them thoroughly to make sure that all of the flavors are incorporated with each other perfectly.
Next, we will now proceed with wrapping! Simply lay down a piece of Lumpia or spring roll wrapper, fill it with two (2) tablespoons of the pork mixture, spread it evenly in one line, and then mix! To seal the ends of the wrapper, simply apply a sufficient amount of water and cornstarch or you can also use an egg white. Simply repeat this process until you use up all of the prepared pork mixtures.
Once done, you can cut the spring rolls or Lumpiang Shanghai in half and deep fry them until it becomes crispy golden brown. Panlasang Pinoy recommends cutting the Lumpiang Shanghai in half to ensure that the food is cooked all the way through. However, you can also cook it whole if that’s what you prefer, it works out fine as well.
Finally, serve the yummy Lumpiang Shanghai with a Sweet and Sour dipping sauce, ketchup, or spiced vinegar with a plate of pancit canton or rice. Hmm sounds delicious, huh?
How about that? That was very easy, right? Now you can easily make any of your meals extra special with the help of this Lumpiang Shanghai recipe!
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- ½ kg ground pork
- 1 pc carrot
- 1 pc onion diced
- 5 cloves garlic diced
- ⅛ cup chopped kinchay
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp pepper
- 1 tsp seasoning granules
- 1 egg
- ¼ cup grated cheese
- ½ cup flour
- 50 - 60 pcs. Shanghai wrapper
- Oil for frying
- In a clean bowl mix the ground pork, carrots, onion,garlic, egg, flour, salt, pepper, seasoning granules, cheese and kinchay. Mix well
- Lay a piece of wrapper and put 2 tbsp of pork mixture, spread it in oneline and roll. Seal it with water and cornstarch paste or egg white.
- Repeat until all the mixture is done.
- Cut into half and dip fry until crispy.
- Serve with sweet chili sauce. Enjoy
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