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Golden lumpiang shanghai with carrots and singkamas on a banana leaf-lined wooden plate with sweet-chili sauce and rice

A Lumpiang Shanghai Recipe for Your Baon Meal Plan

Crispy, golden, and filled with only the good stuff. These rolls have an excellent reputation all over the world for representing the potential of Pinoy food. But these treats shouldn’t be reserved for parties, birthdays, baptisms, and any other celebration alone. This lumpiang shanghai recipe is also a practical choice when planning your kids’ baon

How to make lumpiang shanghai more child-friendly? Adding carrots and singkamas into the mix makes these golden rolls more nutritious. Plus, your kids won’t even notice them, so you don’t have to worry about their veggie aversion. Make sure you also pair the lumpia with their preferred dipping sauce, such as banana ketchup, sweet-chili sauce, or even mayonnaise. 

The best part about this recipe is that you can prepare it in advance. You can even turn it into a weekend activity with the kids. How to wrap lumpiang shanghai to keep the filling from oozing out? Make sure to seal all edges tightly. And remember not to go overboard with the amount of filling you add. You still want to be able to fold the bottoms and sides before rolling. Once done, keep the rolls in the freezer, where they can last up to a month. 

Now comes the day you need to fry them. How to cook lumpiang shanghai when pressed for time? Fry them directly from the freezer; no need to thaw them hours ahead. Your rolls will even end up crispier this way. 

Feeling excited to make these yummy rolls with your little chef? Start with the recipe below, which only requires 30 minutes of prep time.

Ingredients for Lumpiang Shanghai Recipe 

  • ½ kg ground pork
  • 5 cloves garlic, chopped finely
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • ½ cup finely chopped carrots
  • ½ cup finely chopped singkamas
  • 1 Knorr Pork Cube
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 egg
  • lumpia wrapper
  • canola oil for frying

How to Cook Lumpiang Shanghai

Step 1

Begin by combining the ground pork, garlic, onions, carrots, and singkamas in a bowl. Mix well. 

Step 2

Crumble the Knorr Pork Cube and add to the mixture. Alternatively, you can dissolve the Pork Cube with some hot water and then pour it into the bowl. Add sugar, pepper, and egg. Mix until all ingredients are combined. 

Step 3

Wrap mixture with lumpia wrappers, seal using warm water, and fry in hot oil until golden brown. Serve with preferred dipping sauce. 

When you’re ready to cook this lumpiang shanghai recipe, remember to bring the oil to the right temperature. If it stays too cool, the oil will only leave you with soggy rolls, which could dissuade your kids from enjoying their baon. Another tip: When packing these rolls in their lunch box, line the bottom with paper towels to further absorb the oil. Getting your kids to eat their baon also entails keeping their ulam crispy. On other school days, you can make them try hotdog fried rice or chicken pepper stir-fry. Happy cooking!

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