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Friday, September 7, 2012

Shanghai Lumpia

I love making lumpia and while in the US, I made it a few times. I love to give it away to my friends too. Our pastor and his family love it so every time I make lumpia, I have to make sure to give some to them. My step-kids and their kids love it too. Here's my recipe and anybody can do it. It's easy to make, crunchy and yummy to the tummy.


1 pound ground beef or pork
1 medium onion, finely chopped
2 medium carrots, finely chopped
2 tbsp soy sauce
4 cloves of garlic, peeled and minced
2 tablespoons oyster sauce
1 tsp ground black pepper
2 packages of spring roll wrappers
1 1/2 quarts oil for frying

In a large bowl, combine, ground beef, onion, and carrot. Make sure to completely mix everything. I suggest getting down and dirty and use your hands. Knead the meat in the bowl if you must.

Gradually blend in the soy sauce , black pepper, oyster sauce, garlic, and salt until all ingredients are evenly distributed.

Cook it in medium-high heat until the meat turns brown stirring constantly. Taste it whether it's salty or not and try to adjust it according to your preference.

Remove from fire and drain the excess grease. After the stuffing mixture has cooled down, begin wrapping it immediately

Lay out a few wrappers at a time on a flat surface, and place about 1 tablespoonful of the filling in a line down the center of the wrapper.

Take the bottom and top edges of the wrapper and fold them towards the center. Take the left and right sides, and fold them towards the center. Moisten the last edge of the wrapper to seal. Now repeat using the rest of the wrappers.

To cook the lumpia, fill a frying pan with about 1/2-inch of vegetable oil. Heat the oil over medium-high heat. Gently place the lumpia into the hot oil and fry until golden brown on all sides.

Place the fried lumpia on paper towels and serve immediately with sweet and sour sauce. Click here for the recipe.

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