Love Lumpia? These Lumpia Recipes Are All You Need

These lumpia recipes are a burst of flavor with every bite!

We totally understand why some people love lumpia because what’s not to love? This crispy and crunchy roll with savory or sweet ingredients can be both ulam or dessert.

The lumpia is really a highly versatile dish because you can stuff it with anything: from shredded adobo to smoked bangus flakes. Take a look at these recipes which shows you how to play with its fillings to create a snack that’s a powerhouse of flavor in every bite. 

Taco flavors in a delicious and crunchy roll.
Photo by Miguel Nacianceno

1 Taco Lumpia Recipe

If you love Mexican flavors, then you can’t beat this rolled-up version of the taco. While it may have the same flavors, this is one taco that’s definitely easier to eat! 

Adobo gets stuffed into lumpia wrappers for a delicious and crunchy snack.
Photo by Bianca Laxamana

2 Lumpiang Adobo Recipe

Making a large batch of adobo happens a lot in Pinoy kitchens, so take advantage of the extra servings by making these flavorful and crispy rolls stuffed with the shredded adobo and some root vegetables to give it a hint of sweetness against the adobo’s signature saltiness.  


These lumpia are filled with chicken, pesto, and lots of cheese.
Photo by David Hanson

3 Chicken Pesto Lumpia Recipe

This recipe stuffs what you might place in a sandwich into lumpia wrappers for a delicious modern and western take on our spring roll. 

The fish in this lumpia has been smoked, giving it a delicious salty yet smokey taste.
Photo by Patrick Martires | Styling by Elaine P. Lim and Liezl Yap

4 Smoked Bangus Lumpia Recipe 

The bangus used in this recipe is the golden bangus that’s been smoked and salted. What you get is a richly flavorful fish that is both salty and smokey at the same time. It’s the highlight of these rolls since it’s crunchy on the outside, yet soft and packed with flavor on the inside.    


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Malunggay is added to this fish lumpia to give it a boost of color as well as nutrition.

5 Malunggay and Fish Lumpia Recipe

Boost the nutritional value of your lumpia recipe with the simple addition of malunggay. Plus, it tastes delicious, too. 


This lumpiang shanghai version is made of tuna, not pork. Plus, it’s baon-approved. 
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6 Tuna Lumpiang Shanghai Recipe

Change up the filling of your lumpiang Shanghai with this clever ingredient switch that may just be as tasty as the original. Plus, it’s got a creamier texture that should win over any nay-sayers. Pass the garlic mayo dip, please! 

This spring roll is a sweet version that’s filled with the Philippine mango.

7 Mango Spring Roll Recipe

Ditch the saba just this once to make the mango version of the turon. It’s just as sweet without the addition of sugar. Make it fancier than your usual with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and mango balls on the side when you’re seeking to impress. 


This Filipino turon meets Chinese tikoy for a fusion merienda dish that’s extra!
Photo by Patrick Martires | Styling by Erika Tangtatco

8 Tikoy-Langka Turon Recipe

There are many turon recipes out there but the ingredients for this one is both sweet, chewy, and incredibly fruity and delicious all at once. It’s the fusion turon recipe that’s perfect for any celebration. 

Sweet saba is made even more delicious with the addition of chocnut.
Photo by Patrick Martires

9 Chocnut Turon Recipe 

Chocnut is just as Pinoy as the turon or the lumpia, so it’s just right that with the combo of the two to create an incredibly addictive snack that’s sweet and uniquely Filipino.

So, if you’re looking to do other wonderful things to the lumpia other than stuffing it with the usual vegetable, ground pork, and saba bananas, you should try one of these recipes to delight those who will take a bite. 


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