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Lumpiang Shanghai
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5 from 3 votes

Lumpiang Shanghai (Filipino Spring Rolls)

Crispy, crunchy Filipino Spring Rolls or Lumpiang Shanghai is definitely a treat and a favorite on any get-together!
Prep Time40 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: Asian, Chinese
Keyword: lumpia, lumpiang shanghai, spring rolls
Servings: 35 pieces
Calories: 48kcal
Author: Bebs


  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1 medium carrot cut into tiny cubes
  • 1 medium green bell pepper cut into small cubes
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 1 stalk celery or parsley, chopped (optional)
  • ½ cup flour
  • 1 egg
  • tablespoon salt
  • teaspoon ground pepper
  • 35 pieces small spring roll wrapper
  • vegetable oil for deep frying

Slurry to glue the wrappers

  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • ¼ cup water


  • Combine all ingredients, except the last two, together in a big bowl. Mix well using the hand. Set aside, covered, for at least 30 minutes.
  • Separate the wrappers carefully one by one. Cover the separated wrappers in between a clean, damp kitchen or paper towel to prevent them from drying out.
  • In a small bowl, mix together 1 tablespoon of flour and ¼ cup water. This will be used to seal the wrapper together.
  • To assemble, place a wrapper on a flat surface, one of the pointed corner facing you. Spoon about a tablespoon of the filling on top of wrapper across the bottom part. Fold the bottom corner over the filling. Then fold both the side corners over the center to close the sides. Roll the filled portion over until the other end of the wrapper. Dip your index finger in the slurry and pat it on the remaining corner to close and seal the spring roll completely.
  • Heat oil in a deep fryer or deep pan over medium heat. It should be high enough to cover the spring rolls. Make sure the oil hot before adding the lumpia. Try not to overcrowd the pan so it will cook evenly.
  • Deep fry on medium heat for 5-7 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Drain oil from the spring rolls by placing them on a plate lined with paper towels.
  • Serve while hot and crispy with chili sauce or ketchup as dip.


Best served with sweet chili sauce or banana ketchup.


Calories: 48kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 17mg | Potassium: 60mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 315IU | Vitamin C: 3.2mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 0.3mg