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Crispy Chicken Lumpia | Indonesian Spring Rolls

Crispy Chicken Lumpia

Hello there! Today, I will share a recipe that fills my tummy and warms my heart.

Let me share with you something truly special. It is my Grandma’s Chicken Lumpia recipe!

This delicious Indonesian food has been a part of our family for generations. Each bite takes you on a flavorful trip down memory lane.

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Crispy Chicken Lumpia

When I was young, I spent many weekends in my grandma’s kitchen. I used to watch her cook simple ingredients that transformed into something extraordinary.

She would mix, fold, and cook these crispy and golden rolls. It used to fill our home with an irresistible aroma that made it impossible to stay away from the kitchen.

I remember the day Grandma taught me how to make her famous Chicken Lumpia. It was a warm summer afternoon.

She handed me a mixing bowl and said, “It’s time to carry on the family tradition.” From that moment on, I knew I was in for this delicious adventure.

So, let me guide you to discover the magic of my Grandma’s Chicken Lumpia recipe. With each step, you’ll not only learn how to create a delicious dish.

But also get a taste of the cherished memories passed down through generations.

Get ready to roll, fold, and savor the love that goes into every bite of this incredible Indonesian treat!

Lumpia wrapper and the filling

If you don’t have enough time or want to simplify things, buy a wrapper from your nearest Asian store. 

Homemade Lumpia Dipping Sauce

Not only did my grandma share her secret recipe, but she also taught me how to make the dipping sauce for it.

I am sure this homemade dipping sauce will enhance your flavour. By incorporating this, not only will your guests remember the taste of your dish, but they will also shower you with compliments for your delicious sauce.

So, let’s learn how to make it.

Now, to combine all ingredients, follow these steps:

  • Take a small bowl add cornstarch and water to it. 
  • Take a separate pot and whisk all ingredients in it. Start boiling it. When sugar gets dissolved, taste and adjust the ingredients as per your preferences. 
  • Then, add the cornstarch slurry to the pot and keep whisking it. When the sauce thickens completely, turn off the stove. The sauce is ready!

Serving and Presentation Tips

You can make your Chicken Lumpia presentation more appealing with some simple tips.

First, you should arrange them on a serving platter neat and orderly. You can choose to place them in a row or stack them pyramid-style.

Add a touch of freshness and colour by garnishing your platter with sprigs of cilantro, mint, or parsley. Serve an array of dipping sauces in small bowls or ramekins alongside your Chicken Lumpia to allow your guests to customize their dipping experience. 

Accompany your lumpia with lime or lemon wedges for a refreshing contrast.

You can also serve it with a small side salad to balance the richness of the lumpia. Choose serving platters that contrast with the colour of your Chicken Lumpia.

You can decorate your platter with edible flowers like nasturtiums or pansies for a touch of elegance. 

If you’re hosting a gathering, serve Chicken Lumpia family-style by placing the platter in the centre of the table.

To maintain the crispiness of the lumpia, place them on a wire rack in a warm oven until you’re ready to serve.

Finally, remember to serve your Chicken Lumpia with a warm smile and a welcoming attitude.

Crispy Chicken Lumpia

Crispy Chicken Lumpia | Indonesian Spring Rolls

Chicken Lumpia. This delicious Indonesian food has been a part of our family for generations. Each bite takes you on a flavorful trip down memory lane.
Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Indonesian, Malaysian
Servings 4
Calories 190 kcal


  • Vegetable oil for deep fry
  • 2 oz. glass noodles
  • 1 leek or scallions thinly sliced
  • 1 big carrot, cut into small strips
  • 2 eggs 
  • 5 cloves garlic or 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 200 gr of chicken breast, small chopped or minced chicken
  • 2 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1 tsp of salt 
  • 1 tsp chicken powder, optional
  • 1 tsp white paper

Preparing the Lumpia Wrapper

  • 200 gr wheat flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 400 ml water


  • Add flour and salt in a bowl, then make a hole in the middle. Pour Water little by little while stirring well. Strain to remove any lumps. Cover and store at room temperature. 
  • Heat a non-stick pan over low heat and spread a little dough evenly. Cook until the mixture changes colour and is slightly dry. Repeat until all ingredients are used.
  • Put the noodles in a large bowl, cover them with hot water, and let stand for 8 minutes. Drain and cut into small pieces. Set aside.
  • Cut the thinly sliced leek and carrot and mix them with the cut noodles. 
  • Combine ingredients like eggs, garlic, oyster sauce, salt, white pepper, chicken powder, and sugar in a second deep mixing bowl. Mix the chicken with the sauce. 
  • Add the vegetables and vermicelli to the chicken mixture. 
  • Place one spring roll wrapper on a clean surface. Put two tablespoons of the filling 2 cm from the edge.
  • Fold the end over the filling and turn the filling with the wrapper around once. Fold the right and left sides over filling.
  • Roll further until you get a cylinder. To the end, the top of about 2 cm is brushed with Water before going further with the rolling process. Repeat using the wrappers and filling.
  • In a medium pot, add oil and let it heat. You can place a spring roll in the deep fryer and fry a maximum of 6 chicken lumpia. Remove the lumpia from the pan and let them cool for 5 minutes. Then, put them back in the pan and fry for 2 minutes.
  • They are ready. You should serve them while they are hot!
Keyword Chicken Lumpia


Now you have mastered this dish. So, cook it whenever there’s a friend’s get-together, or you host a party or want to add some crisp to your dining table. It is loved by people of all ages. Happy Cooking!

Maya Sari

I'm Maya Sari, a passionate East Culinary food blogger here to share with you the secrets of the mouthwatering flavors of East Asian cuisine

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