ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Best Fresh Lumpia (Philippine-Style Egg Roll) Recipe

Updated on January 17, 2018

Meet the Filipino Counterpart of the American Egg Roll

Lumpia is a popular food all over the Philippines and other Asian countries, particularly Indonesia and Vietnam. The original lumpia recipe was introduced by Chinese immigrants.

Lumpia has many forms and variations. Because it has different fillings and wrappings, it also gained many nicknames; such as, Lumpiang Shanghai, Lumpiang Togue, Lumpiang Sariwa, Lumpiang Hubad, Lumpiang Ubod, Lumpiang Saging, and many more.

The best-tasting lumpia for me is the Lumpiang Ubod. It is known as a specialty food in Silay, Negros Occidental.

Try this recipe and you'll discover the exotic flavor of the cooked coconut tree core. Yes, the main ingredient is the core, or ubod. This is the softest part of the coconut tree. The coconut ubod is obtained by removing the leaves and outer barks of the tree. Ubod is considered a vegetable, and is also known as the ‘rich man's cabbage'.

NOTE: You must prepare all the ingredients before you start cooking to avoid confusion.

In the wrapper's recipe, egg is the main ingredient. And as the cooked wrapper is soft and thin, just like the one used in the American egg rolls, I have always called the Lumpiang Ubod as the Philippine-style Egg Roll.

Lumpiang Ubod (Photo from Flickr)
Lumpiang Ubod (Photo from Flickr)

The World’s Best Lumpiang Ubod Recipe

Ingredients for Wrapper:

  • 2 whole eggs
  • 2 cups of cornstarch
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil

Ingredients for Filling:

  • ½ cup of vegetable oil
  • 3 large cloves of garlic, finely minced
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • ¼ kilogram of lean ground pork (boiled in 2 ½ cups of water, to make meat stock)
  • ¼ kilogram of fresh shrimp, shelled and finely chopped (boil shrimp shells and head in 1 ½ cups of water, to make shrimp stock)
  • 1 cup of shrimp stock
  • 1 kilogram of ubod, cut into thin and 1-inch long strips
  • 1 teaspoon of iodized salt, or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon of ground black pepper, or to taste
  • 10 stalks of fresh onion leaves, or as needed

Ingredients for Sauce:

  • ½ teaspoon of sugar, or to taste
  • 1 tablespoon of soy sauce, or to taste
  • 2 cups of meat stock 1 teaspoon of salt, or to taste
  • 2 tablespoons of cornstarch, or as needed (dissolved in small amount of water)
  • 5 large cloves of garlic, finely minced

Procedure for Wrapper:

  1. In a bowl, combine together all the ingredients. Mix well until batter is smooth and creamy.
  2. Put a Teflon pan over low heat. Pour ¼ cup of egg mixture, must cover all surface of the pan.
  3. Wrapper is cooked when the edges are lifting from the pan. Remove the thin sheet by using a pair of flat thongs. Spread each cooked sheet on lightly-oiled plates.

Procedure for Filling:

  1. Heat oil on a deep pan or wok over medium-low heat. Sauté garlic until light brown, and onion, until softened. Add shrimp. Stir to blend well. Add drained ground pork. Continue sautéing for 5 minutes; or until pork starts to brown.
  2. Pour shrimp stock. Cover and simmer for another 5 minutes.
  3. Stir in the ubod strips. Return cover and simmer over medium-low heat. Stir at regular intervals to make sure that ubod strips are cooked evenly.
  4. When ubod strips are soft enough to bite and chew, remove heat. Transfer the ubod filling to a strainer. Drain well because excess liquid will ruin the lumpia wrapper.

Procedure for Sauce:

  1. In a small saucepan, mix together sugar, soy sauce, meat stock (strained in fine sieve), and salt.
  2. Boil over low heat. Add dissolved cornstarch. Stir in garlic. Simmer until thick.

To Roll Lumpiang Ubod:

  1. Put 2 onion leaves on one side of the wrapper. Arrange 2 tablespoons of filling.
  2. Carefully fold the three edges of wrapper over the filling, starting on each side.
  3. Use all your fingers to make sure that the filling is snugly-together, before you start rolling.
  4. Put rolled lumpia on a serving plate and pour sauce on top. Serve hot or warm.

Lumpiang Ubod (Photo from Flickr)
Lumpiang Ubod (Photo from Flickr)


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment
    • Kristen Howe profile image

      Kristen Howe 

      4 years ago from Northeast Ohio

      This looks interesting and yummy too. I never had a lumpia before. Voted up!

    • profile image


      5 years ago

      Is there a substitute for ubod if you cannot find ubod?

    • profile image

      jasmin a. monteclaro 

      7 years ago

      Thanks for all the knowledge shared, i copied all your recipes. its my dream come true to learn fresh lumpia my favorite order food in goldilocks. I love it.

    • profile image

      blazel int's 

      8 years ago

      i like lumpia very much!!!

    • profile image


      8 years ago


    • WillSteinmetz profile image


      8 years ago

      Thanks for Recipe.

    • PaperNotes profile image


      9 years ago

      I love lumpiang ubod. In fact we had this dish served during our wedding.

    • profile image


      9 years ago

      thank you and will try this (making of the wrapper) .... we have a reunion this coming January 1, 2011

      thank you and more power.... to BebS your such a LOOSER!

    • Gift Philippines profile image

      Gift Philippines 

      9 years ago from Worldwide

      I've never tried ubod... we have always made Lumpiang Shanghai style. But there is one thing that really makes it amazing that I tried in Naga in Bicol. My Lola added a few raisins which made it so delicious.

    • profile image


      9 years ago

      for BEBS:

      i'm not sure what you really want to impart, either 'papansin' ka lang or you're really ignorant about lumpiang sariwa, hmm

      for Live N Learn:

      keep up the good work

    • profile image


      9 years ago

      would like to ask, what kind of pan are you using?

    • profile image


      9 years ago

      for the wrapper, is cornstarch better than flour? never tried this before. i will try this soon!

    • profile image


      10 years ago

      truly one of pinoy's pride when it comes to food, thank you for sharing the recipe. i can now serve this to my kids even here in the states, u are such an angel to all moms!!!!

    • profile image


      10 years ago

      That is a cool video. Where can I get that mini rolling pin that you used to spread the batter? I've been searching the web for that gadget. I'd love to have one. Thanks.

    • Live N Learn profile imageAUTHOR

      Live N Learn 

      10 years ago from Las Vegas

      thank you, edith :)

    • profile image


      10 years ago

      thanks for sharing this recipe. i love it!

    • profile image


      10 years ago

      Its good that u have a menu like this. I'm looking for this many times till i found your email its make me feel happy because i need to look for the recipe of lumpiang sariwara or ubod. Please continue to enhance your way of teaching people to cook deliciously. Thanks!

    • Live N Learn profile imageAUTHOR

      Live N Learn 

      11 years ago from Las Vegas

      Thanks for reading, Jack!

      Yes, please try this lumpia, ana kristina! Thanks!

    • profile image

      ana kristina carpio Quiambao 

      11 years ago

      i try your recipe its looks like nutritious and ummmmm...sarap its perfect!

    • Jack Burton profile image

      Jack Burton 

      11 years ago from The Midwest

      This looks masarap.

      My lovely wife is from the Philippines, and this old farm boy from southern Illinois had to learn to eat a lot of strange food that I had never dreamed existed. Some of it I don't even want to think about. :)

      You’re welcome to mouse over to my hub and take a look at how a traditional Filipino recipe is looked at through American eyes.

    • Live N Learn profile imageAUTHOR

      Live N Learn 

      11 years ago from Las Vegas

      Thank you. Cooking this particular egg roll is not hard. And it's not oily, too. Happy healthy eating!

    • Decrescendo profile image


      11 years ago

      Looks nutritious. Makes me feel like eating now.

    • Live N Learn profile imageAUTHOR

      Live N Learn 

      11 years ago from Las Vegas

      Thank you for the appreciation from both of you, MM Del Rosario and luvnlyf. Your comments encourage me!

    • profile image


      11 years ago

      Ubod--is that the same thing as heart of palm? Thanks for the hub--it made miss my grandmother and home....and the picture of the lumpiang ubod is seriously making my mouth water uncontrollably...

    • MM Del Rosario profile image

      MM Del Rosario 

      11 years ago from NSW, Australia

      Wow lumpia is one of my favourite, my daughter likes it too. Welcome to hubpages and thanks for joining fans club.



    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
    ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)