Lumpia Isda Recipe

Medium Brush Stroke

For Beginners

How to prepare lumpia isda

There are three essential aspects when making an authentic lumpia isda — preparing the fish, the filling, and the dipping sauce. We have covered every part for you:

The fish 

The main ingredient of lumpia isda, the fish, depends on your taste. Feel free to experiment with different types of seafood until you find the one that works for you.


The filling 

Let’s start with the cornerstone items, namely garlic, and onions. Carrots are generally the most preferred vegetables on lumpia isda; however, try and add water chestnuts and mushrooms.



Get your lumpia wrappers ready. Place the rolls on the wok and deep fry until they turn brown gold, which should take only a few minutes.


The dipping sauce 

So many dipping sauces pair well with lumpia isda, from ketchup, an all-time classic, to chili sauce and more. We also recommend trying spiced vinegar.


Ingredients for lumpia isda recipe

1-2 pounds of fish

1/4 cup chopped onion

1/4 cup chopped garlic

1/4 cup chopped carrots

2 stalks of celery (optional)

1/4 cup chopped parsley (optional)

1 cup of soy sauce

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

20-25 lumpia wrappers


2 cups of oil for frying, ideally canola or peanut oil

Instructions for lumpia isda recipe

Add one/two cups of water and one tbsp. of salt to the wok. After reaching the boiling point, add the fish. 

Simmer gently until the fish turns brown, then drain and remove from the wok.

In the same wok, add the minced garlic and chopped onions, and saute until brown. Add carrots, parsley, and celery. Mix with soy sauce.

Add salt and pepper to taste.

Place one Tbsp. of filling into the lumpia wrapper, add some fish, and tightly seal it. 

Place the rolls into the wok gently. Deep fry them until they turn brown.

Serve with a dipping sauce.

To sum up

If you like spring rolls, we recommend you try lumpia isda, which swaps meat for seafood, specifically fish. The perfect snack for special events.