Lumpia recipe for vegetarians and budgetarians

Wikipedia says that lumpia are various spring rolls commonly found in the Philippines and Indonesia. However, in our locality, lumpia specifically lumpiang gulay can be wrapped (spring rolls), wrapped and fried (fried spring rolls) or unwrapped (lumpiang hubad). This post is not intended to get you confused about lumpia. This is for those vegetarian who are looking for budget-friendly dish.

Estimated cost: 100 pesos good for 5-6 persons


5 cloves garlic 1 medium-sized onion
2 tbsp coconut oil
2 cups mungbean sprouts
1 cup tofu, sliced to small cubes
1/2 cup sliced carrot
1/2 cup sliced sayote
1/2 cup onion leeks, chopped
2 tbsp soysauce
1/2 tbsp sugar
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 cup water
1 tbsp cornstarch (optional)


Fry the tofu until golden brown then set aside. In a pan, sauté onion and garlic in coconut oil. Add the fried tofu. Add water, soysauce, sugar, salt and pepper. Mix in the mungbean sprout wait until it simmers. Add the sayote and carrot. Mix everything. Simmer for 2 minutes then add onion leeks. If you want to thicken the sauce, just add cornstarch dissolved in 1/2 cup water.