Moar Filipino party food! As I mentioned in the Vegetable Lumpia post, you can’t have just one type of lumpia at your party. So now you add Lumpiang Shanghai, or Lumpia Shanghai. And if you’re already making deep fried foods, in hot oil you might as well make good use and fry as many things as you can! Lumpia – fry it! Chicken – fry it! Kit Kat – fry it!
Once again these Filipino Lumpia Shanghai, are similar to Chinese egg rolls, but smaller, crispier, and in this case mostly filled with a meat mixture and wrapped in a lumpia wrapper. And unlike to Vegetable Lumpia, these are made to be bite sized. Whether that’s because you should only eat a couple, or because you should eat them like popcorn, that’s for you to decide. Dipped in either a vinegar garlic sauce, a sweet and sour sauce, banana ketchup, or even a light soy sauce, you can’t really go wrong.
And if it seems like you’re making a lot (5 total pounds of meat + a few veggies) it’s because you are. It’s for a party! And if you don’t make them all, they’re easily frozen and saved for later, or given away.
And of course the best lumpia shanghai recipe or lumpiang shanghai recipe is the one from my Lola.