July 31, 2014

Deep Fried Spring Rolls (Lumpiang Prito) - AFF Philippines

These pipping hot spring rolls are favoured as a mirienda, or snack in the Philippines.  They are incredibly addictive and one is never enough. Chicken or prawns can be omitted if it is for a vegetarian version.

 These are very addictive, you just can't stop  at one  :p
 The filling mainly consist of  sweet potato, chicken, prawns and bean sprout. The sweet potato make it taste of natural sweetness and the bean sprout give it a extra crunch.

 The garlic vinegar dipping sauce goes so well with these spring rolls.
Natural sweetness from the sweet potatoes, french bean and the crunchy texture from the bean sprouts for the filling

 Layer the spring roll wrapper one corner facing you. Add in the filling a line.

Sam is spreading some corn starch mixture onto a corner of the spring roll wrapper to seal the end.

It is done!! Done by Sam!! Although it is not neatly wrapped by he took the effort to try. Isn't that sweet...

Sam help me to wrapper some of the spring rolls. Can you guess which one was done by Sam?? The top one or the bottom two..

All done!! It is really to deep-fried but i shallow fried it instead because i do not want to use up too much oil.The result is just as good and not oily at all.

 Shallow frying the spring rolls..

Deep Fried Spring Rolls (Lumpiang Prito)
recipe adapted from the book "Filipino" by Irene Diego

12-15 pieces spring roll or egg roll wrappers (i used spring rolls wrapper)
1 Tbsp corn flour (cornstarch) mixed with 2 Tbsp water
some cooking oil for deep frying (u used 1/2 cup of cooking oil for shallow frying)

Garlic Vinegar Dipping sauce
125ml distilled vinegar
60ml water
4 cloves garlic (peeled and lightly crushed)
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
1 Tbsp sugar
3 crushed bird's eye chillies

60ml   cooking oil
4    cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
1   medium onion, peeled and sliced
1   Tbsp fish sauce
200g   chicken fillet. diced
119g   prawns (shrimps), peeled
125ml   water
60g  sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced into strips
100g   french beans, diagonally sliced into strips
60g   carrot, peeled and sliced into strips
200g   bean sprouts, tailed, rinsed and drained
1/2   tsp salt or to taste
1/2   tsp ground white pepper

To do:
  • Prepare garlic  vinegar dip sauce. In a saucepan, combine vinegar and water. Without stirring, bring to the boil over medium heat a few seconds. (i zap it in the microwave oven for 35 seconds) Remove from heat and leave aside to cool completely. Add remaining ingredients and set aside to cool before serving. 

  • Prepare filling in a wok.  Heat oil over medium heat and fry garlic until golden brown. Add onion and fry until onion is soft and translucent. Add fish sauce and stir to mix well. Add chicken and prawns and fry until they change colour and are cooked.
  • Add water then add sweet potatoes and fry until slightly tender. Add french bean and carrot and fry for 3 minutes. Add bean sprouts and toss gently to mix well. Season with salt and pepper. Remove from heat and strain filling through a colander to drain excess liquid. Set aisde to cool.
  • Place a spring roll or egg wrapper on a flat work top. With a corner facing you, spooned 2-3 tbsp filling in line near the corner facing you. Fold in the left and right corners over filling then fold bottom corner over and roll up tightly. Dab with a little corn flour mixture to seal. Repeat remaining ingrediens.
  • In a wok heat oil for deep-frying over medium to high heat. Gently lower in spring rolls and deep-frying until light gold brown. Remove form hat and drain well.
  • Serve immediately with garlic vinegar dipping sauce on the side.


I am submitting this post to Asian Food Fest – Philippines hosted by The Sweet Spot.



  1. Gonna try it out if i am not lazy...

  2. Hi Mui Mui, these spring rolls must be very tasty dip with the special sauce ... hee hee may I have some ? ^-^!

  3. Mui,这看起来很棒!我也要打包些当下午茶。。

  4. mui mui, I love spring rolls! And I must have them with my favourite sweet chilli sauce yum! yum!

  5. Doreen, spring roll is one of my favourite snack, I'm gonna help myself with some...nom nom!

  6. This reminds me of the Lumpiang my Filipino friend used to make in big portions when she was residing in Switzerland. She makes a lot, packed and freezed them. We can have Lumpiang anytime. They are good.

  7. Hi Doreen,
    This looks delicious for snacking! Instead of snacking, I would eat it as a meal, so at least half a dozen just for me, please! yum! yum!

  8. Hi Doreen,
    This is a fantastic for snacking!
    You have so many, may i come and steal some? :P

  9. I've made spring rolls last time but I don't know why the wrapper was too dry :P Love your filling , the sweet potatoes sounds really good , I haven't tried using it in my spring rolls :D You're right these crispy and tasty snacks are too addictive !

  10. i love spring rolls, no matter which country's spring rolls and i really like these, especially with the vinegary sauce!

  11. Spring rolls are always my favourite. Every year my mom will prepare spring rolls as one of the dishes for reunion dinner just because i like to eat. :)

  12. Hi Doreen,

    Spring rolls seem to be international kind of food. Didn't know that the Filipino has their own version too :p

    I was looking for your zucchini chocolate bundt cake leh... hee hee :p



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