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How to Cook Upo Fried Lumpia

Upo fried lumpia is one of the many variations of fried lumpia
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time16 minutes
Total Time26 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: fried upo lumpia, lumpiang upo
Servings: 20 pcs
Calories: 122kcal
Author: Manny


  • 1 1/2 kilos upo bottle gourd
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1/4 kilo shrimp peeled and chopped
  • 1/4 kilo ground pork
  • 1 Tbsp. oyster sauce
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • lumpia wrapper


How to cook Upo Fried Lumpia:

  • Grate upo coarsely or slice finely. Leave in a colander and allow to drain.
  • Peel shrimps and remove the head. Slice the shrimp meat into small pieces. Boil the shrimp head and shells in 1 cup water for 5 minutes. Get the broth by staining the shrimp shells. Set aside the shrimp broth.
  • In a saucepan, saute garlic and onions. Add pork and saute until brown. Add shrimp and oyster sauce then saute. Pour the shrimp broth and simmer until sauce is reduced.
  • Add in the upo and stir. Simmer for about 10 minutes until the liquid that comes from the upo is reduced and mixture is dry.
  • Remove from heat and cool. Top one side of the lumpia wrapper with the upo filling.
  • Roll tucking in both ends. Seal other side by moistening wrapper.
  • Deep fry on boiling fat until golden brown.
  • Drain on paper towels to absorb excess oil.