Bean sprout lumpia bean sprouts (togue) lumpia

Bean sprout lumpia, or lumpiang togue, as it is popularly known to the Filipinos, is so named because the bean sprout is the dominant ingredient. But that’s not really a strict rule. The proportion between the different vegetables can be changed. You can have more carrots and green beans. Or you can add more tofu and pork. It’s all a matter of preference. Or budget. If you want to keep the cost down, then more bean sprout and less of everything else will do the trick.

Ingredients :


  1. 1/2 kilo of (mung) bean sprouts, washed and drained
    1 small tofu, cut into 1/2 x 1/2 inch cubes
    100 grams of pork, cut into 1/2 x 1/2 inch cubes
    1 carrot, julienned
    100 grams of green beans, sliced diagonally into 1 inch lengths
    1 head garlic, minced
    1 onion, diced
    2 tomatoes, diced
    1 egg, beaten
    12 pieces spring roll wrappers (you can also used the largest size of wonton wrappers)
    vegetable cooking oil


  1. Heat skillet. Pour in 1 tsp. of cooking oil. Saute pork until no longer pink. Add garlic. Stir for 30 seconds. Add onions and tomatoes. Stir until tomatoes start to liquify. Add 1/2 cup of water, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Lower fire and simmer until pork is tender. Increase heat to high. Add tofu. Stir. Add in the carrots and green beans. Stir until beans are almost done. Add in bean sprouts. Stir for a few seconds; bean sprouts take only about a minute to cook. Turn off the heat. Transfer to a shallow bowl and cool. Drain in a colander.

    Separate egg wrappers. Place a heaping tablespoon of the beansprout mixture (please make sure that the vegetables have been cooled and drained completely). From the side nearest you, roll towards the center. Fold the left and right sides inward to seal, then continue rolling away from you. Brush edges with beaten egg to seal the roll completely. repeat until all the wrappers have been filled.

    Heat 1 cup of vegetable cooking oil in skillet (a work, preferably). When it starts to smoke, set heat to medium-high. Lower rolls into the oil one by one. Do not overcrowd the skillet (just 3 or 4 at a time), or place rolls one after the other too rapidly, as this will make the temperature drop and you will have soggy and oily rolls. The rolls will brown quickly. Turn to brown the other side. Repeat with all the rolls. Drain fried rolls on a stack of paper towels.

    For the sauce, mix together : 1/2 cup vinegar (acidity of vinegar varies, native Filipino vinegar is quite strong), 1/2 tsp. salt, 1/2 tsp. ground black pepper, 1 tsp. minced garlic and 1 tablespoon minced onions.

Cooking time (duration): 30 minutes excluding cooling and draining time for the filling

Number of servings (yield): 6

Connie Veneracion

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14 Responses

  1. Girlie Mae says:

    Hi, this is one of my favourite dishes. The easiest trick to get my kids to eat vegetables without knowing it. To make it fun, I usually add raisings to the vegetable mixtures before I roll it up in the lumpia wrappers. Superb.

  2. Girlie Mae says:

    sorry, correction for my earlier comment. I meant raisins. :) :) :)

  3. Connie says:

    Raisins are great with lumpiang bangus too. :)

  4. cHe says:

    one of the best dishes i’ve ever tasted.. yeah!

  5. grace says:

    hey connie…just wondering if we can substitute with ground pork ????

  6. Connie says:

    grace, yes… but you won’t be able to “bite” into the pork, you know…??

  7. anna park says:

    thanks for this recipe and information kasi po we have a school festival this week here in korea and each country represent each traditional food and i choose this food “lumpiang togue” sana marami ang bumili kasi we make it and sell it paramihan ng benta

  8. camille says:

    another gem of a recipe!
    since i discovered your website(abt 2 yrs ago), i never ran out of ideas on what to cook next.
    i work the night shift and the pinays in our unit always eat dinner together and share whatever baon we have.

    maraming salamat, connie, for sharing your recipes and for this site. you’ve saved us from chinese takeout & pizza deliveries. more power to you! – camille, miami :-)

    PS: since i tried your famous baked macaroni w/ the creamy sauce, i’ve been your #1 fan!

  9. johonder says:

    si hay una manera de preparar la masa de la lumpia en casa. cual es la receta.

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