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fried lumpiang shanghai on a wooden serving platter with a plate of steamed rice and a small bowl of sweet chili sauce on the side
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Lumpiang Shanghai

Lumpiang Shanghai are the ultimat appetizer! Golden, crunchy and filled with ground chicken, water chestnuts, and green onions, they're sure to be a party favorite!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 5 Dozens
Calories: 183kcal


  • 1 pound ground chicken or pork
  • 1/2 cup green onions, finely chopped
  • 1 can (8 ounces) water chestnuts, drained and finely chopped
  • 1 medium carrot, peeled and shredded
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 20 pieces spring roll wrappers
  • canola oil


  • In a bowl, combine ground chicken, green onions, water chestnuts, carrots, garlic, soy sauce, salt, and pepper until well distributed.
  • Separate wrappers into individual sheets and lay on a flat working surface.
  • Spoon about 1 heaping tablespoon of meat mixture on the lower end of the wrapper, closest to you.
  • Fold the bottom of wrapper over filling and continue to roll tightly into a thin log about 3/4-inch thick. Wet the remaining edge of the wrapper with a dab of water to completely seal.
  • Repeat with the remaining mixture. Using scissors, cut each lumpia roll into about 3-inch lengths.
  • In a pan over medium heat, heat about 2-inch deep of oil. Add lumpia in batches and cook turning on sides as needed, for about 3 to 4 minutes or until golden brown and crisp and meat is cooked through. 
  • Using a slotted spoon or tongs, remove from the oil and drain on a wire rack set over a baking sheet. Serve immediately with sweet and sour sauce or banana ketchup.



Nutritional info calculated at 3 pieces per serving.


Calories: 183kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 189mg | Potassium: 152mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 535IU | Vitamin C: 0.9mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 0.4mg