Great food from the Philippines: Lumpiang Shanghai

by Dave from The Longest Way Home ~ May 20th, 2009. Updated on August 30th, 2012. Published in: Travel blog » Food around the world » Filipino food.
Lumpiang Shanghai from the Philippines (click to enlarge)

Lumpiang Shanghai from the Philippines (click to enlarge)

Lumpiang Shanghai from the Philippines

Another Chinese / Asian influenced dish with a Filipino twist. Lumpiang Shanghai is a variation of a spring roll. Thin filo style pastry wrapped around pork or beef with some carrot, onion and green bean.

To be honest the most common place I found Lumpiang Shanghai was in Chow King (fast food) and in lower mid class and up style eateries. I never found it on the street stands. It is however very popular at people’s homes and at fiestas.

They are usually served in threes and are about 3 inches long. Crunchy, meaty and tasty. The cost varies greatly, but in a 30 pesos for 3 is about average.

This is an additional post and one of a series highlighting Great food from the Philippines


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2 Great responses to Great food from the Philippines: Lumpiang Shanghai

  1. Jodi says:

    Chow king! They’ve also got the most consistently good halo-halo too. Mmmm…ube ice cream. Did you try the banana lumpia on the streets of El Nido?

    • Yep Chow King No.1!! And I will admit now, it will have a feature soon. I won’t mention the Jolli one yet … Had banana lumpia? No, got me there. – Ube ice cream, and yam ice cream yes!