Smilejenna's Lumpia Sauce Recipe -
Smilejenna's Lumpia Sauce Recipe
  • READY IN 10 mins

Smilejenna's Lumpia Sauce

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"This is the perfect sauce for dipping lumpia."

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Original recipe makes 1 1/2 cups Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    5 mins

    10 mins


  1. Stir together the water, brown sugar, and cornstarch in a small saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat, and stir until the sugar has dissolved and the sauce has thickened. Remove from the heat, and stir in the garlic and red pepper flakes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 20, 2008

This sauce was absolutely delicious... I followed the recipe except for the garlic I just used some Garlic-Jalapeno paste, and I put more crushed red pepper... I love spicy... and a friend also commented this could even be used for chicken wings... Haha I tasted the sauce and at first it tasted sweet then you feel the hotness after about 15 seconds lol...

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 30, 2010

Sorry, but we didn't really like this. It didn't taste like most lumpia sauce I have had. It was really sweet. We love garlic too, but it seemed like 2 tbsp. was a little to much.


18 Ratings

Jul 20, 2008

A wonderful sweetness & tiny bit of spice is the perfect compliment for lumpias, thanks for the recipe!

Jan 11, 2010

Very good. Adjust garlic and red pepper flakes to taste. I added almost twice as much red pepper flakes and only made half the recipe. A keeper.

Jan 25, 2010

Tasty and very easy sauce. I upped the red pepper flakes to 1/2 teaspoon & it really gave it a great heat. Withouth the spicy notes it would be way too syrupy sweet.

Feb 11, 2009

Everyone enjoyed it, a bit sweet but it went really well with the lumpia.

Feb 10, 2009

Really good sauce - nice mix of sweet and hot. It probably could stand to be a little hotter...

Jan 12, 2009

This was a great recipe, but a little bit too sweet for us. I made it as written to start and then added a second cup of water; it's still too sugary though it worked great as a sauce. I'd recommend adding the brown sugar in a little bit at a time until the taste is right.


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  • Calories
  • 76 kcal
  • 4%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 19.4 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 6 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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