We used to live in Guam and got to go to lots of fiestas. Every fiesta had lumpia. Amazing stuff. They take a little while to wrap, so it’s nice to have help and make a bit of an assembly line. Also, you can make them with a variety of vegetables and meats. This is just one version. Bean sprouts work really well, but I didn’t have any this last time.

  • 1/2 cup carrots
  • 1/2 cup green cabbage
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 pound ground meat (buffalo, pork, hamburger, chicken, shrimp, etc, or mix and match)
  • 2 cloves garlic pasted with 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 package of Lumpia Wrappers, thawed. (Get them at any Asian grocery store)
  • 2 cups vegetable oil for frying
  1. Grate cabbage and carrots together. Set aside
  2. Cook ground meat in tablespoon of vegetable oil
  3. Add garlic/salt, onion, pepper, garlic powder, and soy sauce. Saute until veggies get a tender.
  4. Fill each lumpia wrapper with about 2 tablespoons of filling and seal with a little water/cornstarch mix. You can see “how to wrap a lumpia” roll here.
  5. Fry in hot oil (350 degree) for about a minute on each side.
  6. Serve with soy sauce OR a mix of soy sauce and lemon juice. You can add a little dash of hot sauce if you like it spicy.

Posted in on August 30, 2009
Recipe entered by: Lena

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