Tuesday, July 14, 2009


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I made lumpia for hubby's family when we went to Illinois.
"Lumpia are pastries of the Philippines and Indonesia of Chinese origin and are similar to spring rolls. The recipe, both fried and fresh versions, was brought by the Chinese immigrants from the Fujian province of China to Southeast Asia and became popular where they settled in the Philippines and Indonesia. In the Netherlands, it is spelled "loempia" which is the old Indonesian spelling for lumpia and has also become the generic name for "spring roll" in Dutch."- wikipedia.org/wiki/Lumpia


* Spring roll pastry can be bought in Asian stores.
It's usually found in frozen goods.

For Filling:

* 2 tbsp. vegetable oil for sauteing
* 1 cup of vegetable oil for frying rolls
* 2 tbsp. minced garlic
* 1/2 medium onion, sliced
* 1 lb. ground beef
* 1/2 lb. bean sprouts
* a dash of salt, pepper & thyme
* 1 stalk spring onions, chopped

You can add any kind of vegetables you want.


1. Heat oil, then sauté garlic and sliced onion until slightly browned.

2. Add beef and brown lightly. Adjust stove to low heat, cover pan for 5-10 minutes until cooked.

3. Season with salt, pepper and thyme according to preference. Add bean sprouts and spring onions, then stir occasionally for 2 minutes.

4. Drain and set aside to cool.

Place about 2 tablespoons filling at the bottom of the roll pastry.
Fold pastry over filling and at the sides.

Roll as shown below.

Wet the edges with water to close the roll.

Fry until golden brown. Drain in paper towels. Enjoy!


  1. Perfect! I have some pastry in the frig - thanks for sharing!

  2. Yummy! You make it look so easy too! Thanks for sharing your recipe :-)

  3. Ka sexy ra sa Cook ah! ;)

    Good on you Shey (cooks yummy, you know). I usually wrap it triangularly but am going to try your wrapping style.

    Yummmmmy to the tummy! :)

  4. Ha! Lamia uy, I love lumpia very very much...bisag pakaunon ko ani pila ka adlaw, ok ra.

  5. The ingredients are always available and the step by step instruction is so easy. I can eat those all alone by itself. Especially with vinegar and garlic dipping sauce, that is delicious for me.

  6. oh... these look so delicious! I just read a recipe very similar to this using phyllo dough called "Greek Cigars" of all names! ;)) It looked like a lot of fun to make... a little bit of work, but I'm SURE well worth the effort!
    Enjoy all the summertime moments! ~Maria

  7. Very yummy lumpia!!Thanks for sharing the recipe,Shey!!

    Thanks for dropping by and have a great weekend to you and your family!!^_^

  8. bean sprouts and beef, wow!! what a yummy filling

    my cultural connection is here

    Great day for us Krazy Kitchen Visitors:)

    Thanx for the Visit :)


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