Lumpia Unwrapped

Love Filipino lumpia but feels intimidated in making it? There is another way to enjoy the delicious flavors of lumpia without the fuss of wrapping and frying – by making lumpia in a bowl or unwrapped lumpia! This recipe is easy to make and full of flavors and ready in no time. Simply serve it with rice or wrap it in lettuce leaves for a low-carb alternative.

WHAT IS THE CLASSIC FILIPINO LUMPIA?

Classic Filipino lumpia is a type of spring roll that is a popular snack and appetizer in the Philippines. It is made by wrapping a mixture of vegetables, meat, and sometimes seafood in a thin wrapper made from flour, water, and eggs. The filling is then fried until crispy and golden brown.

The ingredients for the filling of classic Filipino lumpia can vary depending on the cook’s preference or what is available. However, some common ingredients include ground pork or beef, chopped onions, carrots, green beans, garlic, and shredded cabbage. Some variations of the recipe also include shrimp, tofu, or mung bean sprouts.

The filling is seasoned with soy sauce, oyster sauce, salt, pepper, and sugar to give it a savory and slightly sweet flavor. Some cooks also add other seasonings such as five-spice powder or chili flakes for extra flavor and heat.

To make classic Filipino lumpia, the filling is spooned onto a wrapper and rolled tightly into a cylinder shape. The edges are then sealed with a mixture of flour and water to keep the filling inside. The lumpia is then deep-fried until crispy and served with a sweet and sour dipping sauce made from vinegar, sugar, and soy sauce.

Overall, classic Filipino lumpia is a delicious and popular dish that is enjoyed by many both in the Philippines and around the world.

WHAT IS LUMPIA UNWRAPPED?

Lumpia unwrapped is a deconstructed version of the classic spring rolls that allows you to enjoy all the flavors and textures of the dish without the hassle of rolling and frying. It’s also a healthier option since it’s not deep-fried.

This recipe for unwrapped lumpia or lumpia in a bowl is simple, easy to make, and delicious. It’s also very versatile and you can add or substitute vegetables and meats to your liking. You can also add some chili flakes or hot sauce if you prefer a spicier version although traditionally lumpia is not spicy at all.

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WHAT ARE THE INGREDIENTS FOR LUMPIA UNWRAPPED?

  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 inch (5 cm) fresh ginger, peeled and grated
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 pound ground pork (or ground beef)
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce, or to taste
  • 1 tbsp oyster sauce or fish sauce, or to taste
  • 1 cup green beans, sliced
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 cup shredded carrots, finely chopped
  • 1 cup shredded cabbage,
  • 1 small can of water chestnuts, sliced
  • salt and pepper, to taste

HOW DO YOU MAKE LUMPIA UNWRAPPED?

  1. Heat a little oil in a frying pan on medium heat. Saute the garlic, grated ginger, and diced onion for about 2-3 minutes or until the onion begins to soften.
  2. Add the ground pork and brown in the pan. Stir the meat to prevent clumping. Add the soy sauce and either fish sauce or oyster sauce.
  3. Add the green beans and about 2 tbsp water. Cook for another 2 minutes. Add the rest of the vegetables (carrots and cabbage) with the water chestnuts. Cover and let simmer on low heat for about 10 minutes. Stir to mix. Taste and adjust the seasoning with a little salt and pepper, if desired. I usually add 1/2 a teaspoon of sugar to enhance the overall flavors but this is optional if you don’t find it necessary. Serve hot with re on the side or wrap in lettuce leaves for a low-carb version.

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Lumpia Unwrapped

Love Filipino lumpia but feels intimidated in making it? There is another way to enjoy the delicious flavors of lumpia without the fuss of wrapping and frying – by making lumpia in a bowl or unwrapped lumpia! This recipe is easy to make and full of flavors and ready in no time. Simply serve it with rice or wrap it in lettuce leaves for a low-carb alternative.
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Asian, Filipino, South East Asian
Keyword deconstructed lumpia, lumpia in a bowl, lumpia unwrapped, spring rolls in a bowl
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 199 kcal
Author Manila Spoon

Ingredients

  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 pound ground pork (or ground beef)
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce, or to taste
  • 1 tbsp oyster sauce or fish sauce, or to taste
  • 1 cup green beans, diagonally sliced
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1 cup shredded cabbage
  • 1 can (small) water chestnuts, drained and sliced
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Heat a little oil in a frying pan on medium heat. Saute the garlic, grated ginger, and diced onion for about 2-3 minutes or until the onion begins to soften.
  2. Add the ground pork and brown in the pan. Stir the meat to prevent clumping. Add the soy sauce and either fish sauce or oyster sauce.
  3. Add the green beans and 2 tbsp water. Cook for another 2 minutes. Add the rest of the vegetables (carrots and cabbage) with the water chestnuts. Cover and let simmer on low heat for about 10 minutes. Stir to mix. Taste and adjust the seasoning with a little salt and pepper, if desired. I usually add 1/2 a teaspoon of sugar to enhance the overall flavors but this is optional if you don’t find it necessary. Serve hot with rice on the side or wrap in lettuce leaves for a low-carb version
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Nutrition Facts
Lumpia Unwrapped
Amount Per Serving
Calories 199 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Trans Fat 0.5g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.3g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 49mg16%
Sodium 491mg21%
Potassium 502mg14%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 17g34%
Vitamin A 3703IU74%
Vitamin C 11mg13%
Calcium 42mg4%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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