Crispy Delight: Homemade Lumpia Recipe for an Exotic Treat


Lumpia, a culinary gem from the Philippines, has journeyed across oceans to win hearts globally. This delicious appetizer, akin to the spring roll, embodies a fusion of flavors wrapped in a crispy, golden shell. Whether you’re hosting a party or craving a snack, Lumpia is a versatile and mouth-watering choice. In this recipe, we’ll explore the simple yet satisfying process of creating Lumpia from scratch. Get ready to be transported to a world of crisp textures and savory delights!


  • 1 pound ground pork
  • ½ cup finely diced onion
  • ½ cup diced carrot
  • Lumpia wrappers
  • Water (for sealing)
  • Oil (for frying)


  1. Mix Filling: In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground pork, onion, and carrot. Mix thoroughly to ensure even distribution of flavors.
  2. Wrap Lumpia: Lay a lumpia wrapper flat. Place a spoonful of the pork mixture on one edge. Roll tightly, folding the sides to encase the filling. Seal the edge with a dab of water.
  3. Fry to Perfection: Heat oil in a pan. Fry the Lumpia until golden brown and crispy. Turn occasionally for even cooking.
  4. Drain and Serve: Remove the Lumpia from the oil and let them drain on paper towels. Serve hot with your preferred dipping sauce.

How to Prepare

  • Wrapping Technique: Proper wrapping is key. Ensure the filling is snugly wrapped to prevent it from falling out during frying.
  • Sealing: Use just enough water to moisten the edge of the wrapper for a secure seal.

Preparation Time

  • Prep Time: Approximately 15 minutes for mixing and wrapping.
  • Cook Time: 5-7 minutes per batch in the frying pan.


  • This recipe yields approximately 20 Lumpia rolls, ideal for 4-5 people as an appetizer.


  1. Can I use other meats?
    • Yes, chicken, beef, or even tofu can be used as alternatives to pork.
  2. Can I bake them instead of frying?
    • Absolutely! Bake at 400°F for 20-25 minutes, turning halfway through.
  3. How long can I store them?
    • Cooked Lumpia can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days, or frozen for longer storage.
  4. Are they gluten-free?
    • Traditional wrappers contain gluten, but gluten-free wrappers are available.
  5. Can I make these vegetarian?
    • Yes, replace the meat with a mixture of your favorite vegetables.


Lumpia is more than just a dish; it’s a celebration of culture and flavor. This recipe not only offers a taste of the Philippines but also brings the joy of cooking and sharing. Whether it’s a family gathering, a festive occasion, or just a regular day, Lumpia can elevate your meal with its crispy texture and savory filling. Embrace the simplicity of this recipe and let your culinary creativity flow. Happy cooking and enjoy your delightful Lumpia!