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Lumpia

Lumpia is a traditional Filipino dish, often likened to spring rolls. It is a delectable appetizer or snack consisting of a thin, crisp pastry filled with various mixtures, typically savory and includes ingredients, such as minced meat, vegetables, and occasionally, seafood. These rolled delights are deep-fried until golden brown and are commonly served with a choice of dipping sauce, like sweet chili, vinegar, or soy sauce. Perfect for parties or family gatherings, lumpia offers an enjoyable culinary experience that blends texture and flavor perfectly.
#63
IN FROZEN SNACKS & APPETIZERS
193
CAL / 100G
$0.28
AVG / OZ
Lumpia
59%
CARBS
16%
FAT
25%
PROTEIN
Lumpia FAQ
Lumpia, a popular Filipino snack or appetizer, often results in several inquiries during preparation and cooking due to its delicate, yet flexible procedure. One of the most common troubles that people encounter when cooking lumpia is handling the wrapper. It's important to peel off each wrapper gently to prevent tear. Adequate filling is crucial, too little and the lumpia tastes bland, yet if overstuffed, the wrapper may split during frying. It's important to properly seal the lumpia with a 'paste' made of water and flour to prevent it from opening up when frying. Frying temperature is also key: too hot, the wrapper burns before the filling is fully cooked; too low, the lumpia absorbs excess oil and becomes soggy. The versatility of lumpia is underestimated, as you can fill it with any combination of minced meat, vegetables, or even fruits and sweets for a reinterpretation as a dessert! Make sure to serve lumpia immediately after cooking as it's best enjoyed when the wrapper is still crispy. Lastly, the dipping sauce can entirely change the taste and should be paired thoughtfully. A vinegar-based sauce usually complements a meaty lumpia, a sweet chilli sauce enhances a vegetable-heavy lumpia and a creamy sauce can balance out a spicy lumpia.
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What kind of oil should I use for frying lumpia?
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Why is my lumpia soggy or not crispy?
How do I fill my lumpia without it bursting in the fryer?
What's the best dipping sauce for lumpia?
Can I make vegetarian or vegan lumpia?
Can lumpia be air-fried instead of deep-fried?
Any tricks to rolling lumpia perfectly?
Can lumpia be prepared beforehand?
Health Info
Macros
11g
CARBS
3g
FAT
5g
PROTEIN
Allowed on these diets
LACTOSE FREE
GLUTEN FREE
Contains these allergens
GLUTEN
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