The Ultimate Pinoy Food Recipe

Here's a really 'must share' Pinoy food recipe - the Filipino lumpia.

If there's a Pinoy food recipe that's been sought of by many, all around the world, it's the ever loved tasty Filipino lumpia. We'll give it to you right here. Betcha can't eat just one!

Vegetarian Filipino lumpiaHomemade Filipino Lumpia with dipping sauce satisfy that Pinoy snacking needs. This is the vegetarian version of that pork and shrimp filled lumpia and this is just as good.

In other parts of the world they have their own name for this Filipino lumpia. They call theirs, spring rolls. That's not what Pinoys call it.

As a Filipino, I'm often asked about this fine and tasty Pinoy food. It's raved about by Filipinos and by those who visited the Philippines and ate this amazing finger food.

They always tell me: Man, give me a whole tray of that stuff and I'll eat them all. 

Yeah. It's THAT good. Really. It's serious eats!

So here's the most basic of this Filipino food recipe. Sorry, we're making this vegetarian style, always. Promise it's just as good. We don't all that animal tissue in our food.

  • lumpia wrappers (thawed if frozen)
  • a few tablespoon of oil for stir frying (we like our coconut oil)
  • A cup of more oil for deep frying these rolls
  • 2 julienned large carrots
  • 1 shredded cabbage
  • chopped shiitake, porcini, oyster mushrooms or any large meaty mushrooms (replaces meat)
  • crushed garlic (whole bulb)
  • 1 diced onion
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • soy sauce to taste 

In a wok, fry the crushed garlic and the onion first until wilted. Then add the julienned carrots stir. In other words, put the tougher veggies in the wok first. Then add the mushrooms and keep stirfrying. Add the shredded cabbage last. Season with soysauce, oyster sauce, salt and pepper to taste. 

Remove from heat and set aside to cool.

Once the lumpia filling cools off, take the lumpia wrapper and put a tablespoon of filling in it. Roll the filling as shown. 

Repeat until all the fillings are wrapped.

Rinse the wok and dry it with a clean towel or paper towel. Pour the oil in it and make it hot enough to fry these lumpia rolls you just made.

Drop each lumpia in hot oil and fry until golden brown. 

Serve hot. Eat as you please. Eat to your heart's content. It's vegetarian!

As always, there's never a left-over. Every single lumpia is devoured. Hmm. So good! So vegetarian. So clean tasting without any animal tissue.

Dip each in a combination of soysauce and a little bit of vinegar. That's how Filipinos eat this stuff.

The tool that's a 'must use' in this recipe is nice versatile large wok with lots of space.

So there you have it. That's the most famous Pinoy food recipe that's been asked over and over again.

I've written this recipe a few times on this website. 

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