Lumpiang Sariwa is a medley of chopped and colorful vegetables, stir-fried with pork, shrimp or chicken, sprinkled with peanut-sugar mixture wrapped in crepe. It is garnished with a savory sweet brown sauce mixed with minced garlic.
Most people don't add sugar to peanuts but we love it that way. This is the Filipino version of Fresh Spring Rolls.
Lumpiang Sariwa is a popular and a favorite dish to serve during Filipino parties. I should admit, it is quite tedious to make.
For gatherings of more than 10 people, I prefer to wrap the Lumpiang Sariwa in wax paper. It is easier to pick it up plus you can avoid lumpia from sticking with each other.
Lumpia means spring roll while "sariwa" means fresh. When I run out of the peanut mixture, I have a bottle of Thai peanut sauce as a substitute.
In the early 80's, my Mom bought her first crepe maker. If you watch my video "How to make Lumpia Wrapper", I made it using a pan and my mom's vintage crepe maker.
Don't be intimidated with my very long lumpiang sariwa recipe. I provided very detailed and accurate instruction so you can easily make it.
Chopping the vegetables takes so much time but other than it is so easy to make.
There are 4 steps in making this dish: prepare and cook filling, prepare and fry batter, crush peanuts and garlic and last is lumpia assembly.
Prepare all the ingredients, be organize and you will find, it is a breeze to make this fresh spring rolls dish.
Vegetarians can also enjoy this fresh spring roll by eliminating pork, chicken or shrimp.
Another type of eggroll that is popular among Filipinos and foreigners is Lumpiang Shanghai. If you like fried tiny eggrolls, check out my Lumpiang Shanghai recipe.
Tips in Making Lumpiang Sariwa
Before sauteing the ingredients, fry potatoes, sweet potatoes and carrots so it stays crisp and not soggy or mushy. All these ingredients will be added when almost done cooking.
It is best to add jicama (singkamas) when almost done cooking so it stays crisp and crunchy.
When making lumpia wrapper, once batter is poured in pan, be quick to spread it all around in a circle. Add a few drops of batter in areas with holes.
After making lumpia wrapper (crepe), cover it with paper towel and saran wrap and put it in the fridge for an hour to get firmer.
If you don't have enough wrapper and too lazy to make more - serve filling by itself. It is called Lumpiang Hubad. Sprinkle filling with sauce and peanuts with sugar.
When serving in a gathering of more than 10 people, individually wrap each Lumpiang Sariwa with wax paper. This will prevent lumpia from sticking with each other plus it is easier to grab. Place the sauce and condiments next to it.
Lumpiang Sariwa Recipe & Video
I have 3 quick videos to assist you in cooking this delicious simple lumpiang sariwa. Watch it and you'll find that you can easily whip up this dish in no time. Magluto na tayo!
Lumpiang Sariwa (Fresh Spring Roll Recipe)
Lumpiang Sariwa Ingredients (Filling)
- 1 small small onion chopped
- 6 cloves garlic minced
- 1 big tomato chopped
- 4 tablespoons fish sauce (patis)
- 1/2 pound ground pork
- 1/2 pound shrimp shelled, deveinded and cut into small pieces
- 2 cups potato cubed
- 2 cups sweet potato cubed
- 2 cups carrots cubed
- 2 cups jicama (singkamas) cubed
- 2 cups green beans chopped diagonally
- 1/2 cup chick peas (garbanzos)
- 2 cups cabbage cut in strips
- 12 pieces lettuce leaves
- 5 tablespoon cooking oil (you might need to add more)
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 eggs
- 2 tablespoons cooking oil
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 cups milk
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon chicken or pork bouillon
- 1 tablespoon garlic minced
- 2 tablespoons corn starch (diluted in 4 tablespoons water)
Lumpiang Sariwa Filling
- Heat oil in a pan over medium heat. Fry potatoes for 4 minutes or till soft and golden brown. Remove from pan and set aside.
- Add more oil if needed. Fry carrots for 4 minutes or until soft. Set aside.
- Again add more oil if needed. Fry sweet potato for 4 minutes or until soft. Set aside.
- Saute onions for 3 miutes.
- Add garlic and saute for 3 minutes or till golden.
- Stir-in fish sauce.
- Saute tomato until limp and soft.
- Add ground pork and cook until pale.
- Stir-in shrimp and cook until it turns pink in color.
- Sprinkle ground black pepper (optional).
- Saute green beans for 5 minutes or until soft but crisp.
- Add the stir fried potatoes, carrots and sweet potatoes.
- Toss-in jicama (singkamas). Cook for a minute. Keep it crisp and crunchy.
- Toss-in cabbage and cook for 2 minutes.
- Taste if you need more fish sauce or salt.
- Cool in a coriander while allowing liquid to drain out. Don't discard liquid sauce. You will add this to the brown sauce.
- Set aside.
Prepare Lumpia Wrapper
- In a mixing bowl, beat eggs. Mix flour, milk, oil and salt until smooth.
- Spray pan with cooking oil or spread butter over pan over medium to low heat.
- Spoon or pour about 4 tablespoons batter.
- Tilt pan to spread batter evenly on pan.
- Cook for about 1 ½ minutes or until top part of batter is dry.
- Lift off wrapper when done and place on a plate.
- Set aside until all wrappers are done.
Prepare Brown Sauce
- Blend water, soy sauce, brown sugar and salt. Add liquid sauce drained from filling.
- Bring to boil. Lower heat to medium-low.
- Add pork or chicken bouillon.
- To thicken sauce, pour cornstarch mixture slowly while stirring constantly.
- Sprinkle with minced garlic and serve.
- Assemble Lumpiang Sariwa on a plate or tray. Take a lettuce and place it on the middle of the wrapper. Make sure that lettuce leaf extends over the wrapper. It should be sticking out of wrapper.
- Add a few spoonful of filling on top of lettuce.
- Sprinkle a teaspoon of peanut and sugar mixture.
- Fold the bottom part of wrapper and roll from one side to the other.
- Spread sauce on lumpia and sprinkle with peanuts.When we have a gathering we serve the brown sauce and peanut with sugar on the side.Also, we wrap the individual lumpiang sariwa with wax paper to avoid sticking on each other and it is easier for guest to pick it up.
- Roll wrapper from one side to the other. Halfway into it, fold the lower part then continue rolling. The top part should be where the lettuce leaves are sticking out.
- Repeat steps until everything is rolled.
- Top rolls with sauce and crushed peanuts.
- Serve immediately.
- Before sauteing the ingredients, fry potatoes, sweet potatoes and carrots so it stays crisp not mushy. Add all these ingredients back when almost done cooking.
- Add jicama (singkamas) when you are almost done cooking. It is good crisp and crunchy.
- When making lumpia wrapper, after pouring batter in pan be quick to spread it all around the pan. If wrapper has some holes, just add a few drops of batter in those areas.
- After making lumpia wrapper (crepe), cover it with paper towel and saran wrap and put it in the fridge for an hour so it is firmer.
- If you run out of wrapper and too lazy to make more - serve filling by itself. It is called Lumpiang Hubad. Sprinkle filling with sauce and peanuts with sugar. There you have it - another meal.
- When served during a gathering of more than 10 people, I prefer to wrap each individual Lumpiang Sariwa with wax paper. You can avoid lumpia from sticking with each other and easier to pick it up. Put sauce, peanuts with sugar and minced garlic on the side next to it.
How to Make Lumpia Filling
How to Make Lumpia Wrapper
I'm making wrapper using a frying pan and a crepe maker.
How to Make Brown Sauce for Lumpiang Sariwa
This recipe was originally posted on January 23, 2018 and updated.