Filipino Lumpia

Give the delivery guy a rest and prepare delicious Asian-inspired food in the comfort of your own kitchen. From the crunchy Filipino recipe for Lumpia Rolls to the fragrant Baked Soy Ginger Salmon, we think you’ll agree it’s well worth the time to prepare these dishes.

Filipino Lumpia

Cuisine Asian Inspired


  • 1 T. vegetable oil
  • 1 lb. ground pork
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 c. onion chopped
  • 1/2 c. carrots minced
  • 1/2 c. green onions chopped
  • 1/2 c. green cabbage thinly sliced
  • 1 t. ground black pepper
  • 1 t. salt
  • 1 t. garlic powder
  • 1 t. soy sauce
  • 30 lumpia wrapppers (can substitute with spring roll wrappers)
  • 2 c. vegetable oil for frying


  • Place a wok or large skillet over high heat and pour in 1 T. vegetable oil.
  • Cook pork, stirring frequently, until no pink is showing.
  • Remove pork from pan and set aside.
  • Drain grease from pan, leaving a thin coating.
  • Cook garlic and onion in the same pan for 2 minutes.
  • Stir in the cooked pork, carrots, green onions and cabbage.
  • Season with pepper, salt, garlic powder and soy sauce.
  • Remove from heat and set aside until cool enough to handle.
  • Place 3 heaping tablespoons of filling diagonally near one corner of each wrapper, leaving a 1-1/2 inch-space at both ends.
  • Fold the side, along the length of the filling, over the filling, tuck in both sides.
  • Moisten the other side of the wrapper with water to seal the edge, roll neatly. Keep the roll tight as you assemble it.
  • Cover the rolls with plastic wrap to retain moisture.
  • 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. Drain on paper towels.
  • Serve immediately.


Note: Lumpia wrappers are available at Asian food markets.