Lumpiang Shanghai Recipe (Spring Rolls)

A deep-fried spring roll recipe known for its savory filling and crunchy exterior. Lumpiang Shanghai is a great snack, or you can have it as viand or appetizer.

Lumpiang Shanghai Recipe (Spring Rolls)
Holiday Crunchy No-Bake Pork Fried Quick and Easy Snack

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Origin of the dish

Lumpia was originally a Chinese dish that arrived in the Philippines with ninth-century Chinese traders. It is known as spring rolls in China and is fried. However, as time goes on, the authentic Chinese flavor of lumpia fades as it relies more on the taste buds of Filipinos.

Kitchen Utensils you need

Lumpiang Shanghai is simple to prepare and requires only a few kitchen equipment:

  • Frying pan
  • Spatula
  • Bowl
  • Knife
  • Chopping Board
  • Serving plate
  • Mixing Bown
  • Paper Towel (to absorb excess oil after frying)


  • medium-sized carrot
  • 1 piece of potato
  • 1 piece of onion
  • 3 pieces of garlic
  • 200g ground pork
  • 4 tbsp. of flour
  • 2 eggs
  • lumpia wrapper
  • cooking oil
  • all-in-one seasoning
  • 1 tsp. of salt


  1. Add the 4 tablespoons flour and 2 eggs to the ground pork, minced carrot, minced potato, minced garlic, and minced onion in a mixing bowl. Mix all of the filling ingredients by hand if preferred.

    Tip: If you don't like the feel of the mixture in your hand, you can use the disposable kitchen gloves when blending all ingredients.

    Lumpiang Shanghai Recipe (Spring Rolls)
  2. For the taste of the lumpia filling, add 1 tablespoon of salt and all-in-one seasoning.

    Lumpiang Shanghai Recipe (Spring Rolls)
  3. For lumpia rolling, prepare the lumpia wrapper and small amount of water. To roll it precisely, choose a flat surface. Fill one spoonful of filling an inch away from the bottom of the wrapper. Fold in the left and right corners and start rolling up the wrapper from the bottom to the top. Tighten as much as possible and seal the edge with water.

    Lumpiang Shanghai Recipe (Spring Rolls)
  4. Heat the pan and add a generous amount of cooking oil. Once oil is heated, add the lumpia rolls. It should be deep fried till golden brown.

    Lumpiang Shanghai Recipe (Spring Rolls)
  5. Allow the oil to seep into the paper towels before serving the lumpia.

    Lumpiang Shanghai Recipe (Spring Rolls)

Why do Filipinos enjoy lumpia so much?

Every Filipino celebration would be incomplete without the Lumpiang Shanghai presented at the dinner table. Many Filipinos may attend a party only for the lumpia, which they will take home if there are any leftovers. Filipinos and even foreigners enjoy it due to its tasty filling and crispy exterior, which many people enjoy for their personal preferences. The flavor of ground pork or beef with veggies like potatoes and carrots, as well as seasonings, is heavenly. It is ideal for making lumpia filling. Lumpia in any kind has become a staple at Filipino homes, especially during events and gatherings such as fiestas, birthday celebrations, or even weddings.

Tips when cooking lumpia

  • Make sure that the oil is fully heated before starting to fry the lumpia. It is important to get the external crunch desired and in order for the lumpia not to absorb too much oil.

  • Use paper towels, place it at the bottom of the serving plate, before putting the cooked lumpia in order for the excess oil to be absorbed.

  • You may freeze lumpia if you don't want to cook it right away after rolling it.