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How to Cook Lumpiang Sardinas

If you are searching for a very cheap filling to make your lumpiang shanghai, I think this recipe is what you are looking for.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time5 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: lumpiang sardinas, lumpiang shanghai, sardines springrolls
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 123kcal
Author: Manny


  • 2 small cans sardines in tomato sauce
  • 1 piece onion minced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 Tbsp. kimchay or coriander chopped
  • 1/2 tsp. salt or to taste
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper powder
  • 1/2 tsp. liquid seasoning
  • 1 raw egg
  • 1 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 12 to 14 pcs lumpia wrappers
  • cooking oil for frying

For the lumpia sauce:

  • Sauce from the 2 cans sardines
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 Tbsp. cornstarch diluted in 3 Tbsp. water
  • 1 Tbsp. calamansi juice or lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar


How to Cook Lumpiang Sardinas

  • Drain the sardines using a strainer and reserve the sauce.
  • Put the sardines in a deep plate and flake the sardines using a pair of forks. Don't mash the sardines or it will look disgusting.
  • Get a mixing bowl and add in the flaked sardines, carrots, onion, garlic, kinchay, salt, pepper, liquid seasoning, flour and egg. Mix the ingredients until well combined.
  • Lay a piece of lumpia wrapper in clean surface and put 2 Tbsp. of the lumpia filling on the center of the wrapper.
  • Shape the filling into log shape and roll halfway then fold the sides to prevent spilling of the filling and roll again until it wraps the lumpia. Seal the edge with a dab of water.
  • Do the same procedure on the rest of the filling and wrappers and set aside in a plate.
  • Heat cooking oil in a frying pan about an inch deep and fry the lumpia until golden brown. Approximately 5 minutes per batch. Drain in a paper towel lined plate.
  • To make the lumpia sauce: Combine the sardines sauce, calamansi juice, water, sugar, salt and pepper in a saucepan then bring to a boil.
  • Then pour the cornstarch slurry and continue cooking. Stir until the sauce is thick. Serve with the lumpiang sardines and enjoy!