Servings : Makes approximately 25

Lumpia is a Filipino version of spring rolls, where the filling is mostly some form of minced meat with veggies. This starter is deep fried and served with a dip of some sort, mostly soy sauce or chilli sauce.


  • 500 g beef mince
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 onions, finely diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely minced
  • 1 tsp ginger paste
  • 1 large carrot, finely minced
  • 2 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1-2 tsp chilli flakes or minced chillies
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup green onions, minced
  • 1/4 cup fresh coriander or cilantro, finely chopped

Other Ingredients

  • 25 spring roll or lumpia wrappers
  • 1 beaten egg for sealing
  • oil for deep frying


Heat the 2 tbsp of vegetable oil in a pan, add the onions, garlic, ginger and carrot. Allow to cook whilst stirring until the onions are translucent.

Next add the beef mince, salt, pepper, chilli flakes and soy sauce. Cook until the beef is well browned and cooked through. Finally add the coriander and green onions. Squeeze in the lemon juice. Stir together.

Remove the pan from the heat and allow the filling to cool. Fill the spring roll wrappers one at a time and seal using the egg wash.

Deep fry until golden brown and crispy. Remove onto paper towels to drain excess oil. Serve with a dip of your choice.


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