I can’t remember a pot luck at work that didn’t include a giant platter heaping with a couple hundred (yes, a couple hundred) beautiful golden brown Lumpia waiting to be devoured. They were usually made from Mom or Grandmas recipe, but the friendly and incredibly hospitable culture of the Philippines meant someone was always eager to help you make your own.
One thing to note about Lumpia that sets them apart from your typical Chinese egg roll is the wrapper. Filipino Lumpia are made with a paper thin pastry wrapper very similar to a French crepe. This is what makes them so flakey and gives the exterior of them a light and airy feel.
Filipino Lumpia are crispy, delicious egg rolls that are perfect to serve at parties. They also freeze well and are perfect to make for snacks, lunch, dinner, or for last minute guests!