My Filipino (Bicol) father is a FANTASTIC cook so therefore I "allow" him to do all the Filipino cooking. I wanted to make lumpia myself and couldn't remember all the ingredients so I used this with my dad's alterations.
This is very similar to his recipe except: he cuts the carrots into very small matchsticks, does not use green onion, salt or soy sauce and adds finely minced water chestnuts and a little grated ginger. My sister adds a little oyster sauce to the mix.
I think there is too much filing per lumpia in this recipe. I would use only 1 tablespoon. We make them much thinner than egg/spring rolls.
We always dip in a blend of soy sauce, lemon juice and finely chopped green onion. My aunt taught me how to make my own wrappers when I was very young but I find it quicker and easier to buy spring roll wrappers. I buy small wrappers (3" x 3") 50 to a pack for less than $2.00.
I think there as many variations of lumpia as there are people who make them. Use this as a basic recipe and change to your family's tastes or traditions - but make them with your family because making, rolling and frying lumpia is a great bonding experience.
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My Filipino (Bicol) father is a FANTASTIC cook so therefore I "allow" him to do all the...