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Lumpia Recipe: Filipino Eggroll

Updated: This is one of our families favorite dishes and I have to say I do it a tad different from my ancestors. Lumpia wrappers aren’t always easy to find when there isn’t a large Filipino population therefore over the years I have changed to using normal eggroll wrappers.  The upside is that the rolls are bigger.  You can use lumpia wrappers to make this recipe, just use a bit less when stuffing.

Filipino Family

For those of you who don’t know – I am half Filipino (that’s me with the Eric Clapton shirt on and the HUGE glasses). Although I was not raised by my biological dad (he is the handsome dude standing next to me), I still enjoy the Asian flavors of the culture. I wanted to share this recipe. Please don’t let it seem overwhelming…it isn’t difficult and it sure is YUMMY!

Lumpia Recipe: Filipino Eggroll

Lumpia Recipe: Filipino Eggroll


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup minced carrots
  • 1/8 cup minced celery
  • 1/8 cup bean sprouts (optional)
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • 3/4 cup thinly sliced savoy or green cabbage
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 30 lumpia or eggroll wrappers if you don’t have an Asian market
  • 2 cups vegetable oil for frying


  1. Fry pork, stirring frequently, until no pink is showing in wok or frying pan with 1 T. oil on high. Remove pork from pan, drain, and set aside.
  2. Drain grease from pan, leaving a thin coating. Cook garlic and onion in the same pan for 2 minutes or until lightly brown.
  3. Stir in the cooked pork, carrots, green onions, celery, bean sprouts, and cabbage. Season with pepper, salt, garlic powder, and soy sauce. Remove from heat, and set aside until cool enough to handle.
  4. Place three heaping tablespoons of the filling diagonally near bottom of each wrapper, leaving a 1 1/2 inch space at both ends.
  5. Fold the side along the length of the filling over the filling, tuck in both ends (it should look like an envelope), and roll neatly. Keep the roll tight as you assemble. Moisten the other side of the wrapper with water to seal the edge. Cover with plastic to retain moisture.
  6. Heat a heavy skillet over medium heat, add oil to 1/2 inch depth, and heat for 5 minutes. Slide 3 or 4 lumpia into the oil. Fry the rolls for 1 to 2 minutes, until all sides are golden brown.
  7. Drain on paper towels. Serve immediately.
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Lumpia Egg Roll Recipe

I never got a final photo because our small family of 4 ate all 14 of them in one night!

Have you ever tried Filipino foods?


  1. Yum! When is dinner?

  2. Dang… I’m freakin hungry now!

  3. Had these this weekend and they were delicious!

  4. this look delicious..I tried to make these 2 weeks ago and it didn’t even turn out right..lol..Thanks for sharing this recipe..I’ll definitely feel better trying it again..
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  5. Yum sista! We will have to make these, soon! Can you come link this up to my recipe photo page and links???? http://cafescrapper-scrapsoflife.blogspot.com/p/recipes.html
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  6. Rolland Posso says

    pretty useful stuff, overall I think this is worth a bookmark, thank you

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  8. The recipe is quite informative. I wonder if the meal has a lot of calories per serving. I’m going have my mother to try this recipe since I can’t cook. Congrats for the work, looking foward for more.

  9. I really love pinoy recipe. Keep it up and Thank you for Sharing.

  10. junk food restaurants says

    Yum! When is dinner?

  11. Faith Broadie says

    Thanks for posting this. I’ll have to try it.

  12. acompanhantes says

    I’ve really liked your blog…got some really good stuff.. i’ll try to promote it in brazilian social media network TKS

  13. Thoughtful and interesting, thank you. I was brought up in the philipines but moved to england at such a young age I can hardly remember anything apart from the delicious food. I finally found some authentic Filipino recipes if you want to have a look, I thought I’d share it with you!

  14. wow.this looks yummy.

  15. I love lumpia! Do you make your own sauce too?!

  16. These look great, I’ll have to try out this recipe.


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