Easy Tuna Lumpiang Shanghai Recipe

Take your usual lumpia recipe and swap out the pork with canned tuna.

This easy lumpia recipe is your average lumpiang shanghai made easier with canned tuna and three other basic ingredients. It’s perfect for vegetarians and the Lenten season!  

These fried spring rolls are made with easy-to-use canned tuna!
Photo by Majoy Siason


Easy Tuna Lumpiang Shanghai Recipe

Jeffrey G. Tan
Take your usual lumpia recipe and swap out the pork with canned tuna.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Resting Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Main Dishes, Snacks/Merienda
Cuisine Chinese, Filipino
Servings 20


Easy Tuna Lumpiang Shanghai Ingredients

  • 3 180-gram cans tuna flakes in oil drained
  • 1 Cup carrots grated
  • 1/4 Cup white onions chopped
  • 3 tablespoons Calamansi Juice
  • 20 pieces Lumpia wrappers small
  • Oil for frying
  • water for sealing lumpia
  • spiced vinegar for dipping
  • Salt to taste
  • ground black pepper to taste


  • In a bowl, mix the tuna flakes, carrots, and onions. Season with salt and pepper. Add calamansi juice.
  • Heat oil in a deep pot for deep frying.
  • Make the lumpia: on a board, lay down 1 wrapper. Add 1 heaping teaspoon of filling. Fold the wrapper and seal the edges with water. Repeat with remaining tuna filling.
  • When ready to fry, cook the lumpia in batches. Drain on paper towels. Serve hot with vinegar dipping sauce.
Keyword Lumpiang Shanghai
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