Lumpiang Sariwa is the Filipino style fresh spring rolls cooked with a medley of colorful vegetables, pork, shrimp or chicken and wrapped in crepe. Savory brown sweet sauce, peanut sugar mixture and minced garlic are served on the side.
Course Main Course
Prep Time 30minutes
Cook Time 1hour40minutes
Total Time 2hours10minutes
Lumpiang Sariwa Ingredients (Filling)
½ poundground pork
½poundshrimpshelled, deveinded and cut into small pieces
2cupsgreen beanschopped diagonally
½ cupchick peas(garbanzos)
2 cupscabbagecut in strips
5tablespooncooking oil(you might need to add more)
1 ½ cupswater
½teaspoonchicken or pork bouillon
2tablespoonscorn starch(diluted in 4 tablespoons water)
¾cuppeanutscrushed in mortar and pestle
2-3tablespoonssugarstart with 2 tbsp (this ingredient is optional)
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.
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.
Combine peanuts and sugar. Sprinkle a teaspoon of peanut and sugar mixture to lumpia. Note: Sugar is optional but it taste much better.
Fold the bottom part of wrapper and roll from one side to the other.
Spread brown sauce over lumpiang sariwa and sprinkle some peanut/sugar mixture or serve it on the side.Note: For gatherings, we wrap the individual lumpiang sariwa with wax paper to avoid sticking to 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.
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 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 brown sauce and peanut-sugar mixture. There you have it - another meal.
When served during gatherings of more than 10 people, I prefer to wrap each individual Lumpiang Sariwa with wax paper. You can avoid lumpia from sticking to each other and easier to pick up. Place brown sauce, peanut-sugar mixture and minced garlic on the side next to it.