Mushrooms Cabbage Shanghai Lumpias

I made these Mushrooms Cabbage Shanghai Lumpias during Super Bowl along with bacon-peas fried rice and shrimp & veggies stir-fry. I laughed at the irony of cooking Asian dishes on the most American day in America. I’m a “rebel” that way, I guess. Anyhooo, if you’re asking why these are called Shanghai Lumpias or Lumpiang Shanghai, my answer is, I really have no idea. They could just as easily be called lumpias or eggrolls. But I grew up with the term lumpiang shanghai whenever these skinny eggrolls were served at our table so I gravitate towards that name when I make them now.

Perhaps, it’s the skinny form of the eggrolls. Instead of folding up the sides after putting the filling in the wrapper, these are just rolled all the way leaving both ends exposed. Maybe that’s why. Seriously, I don’t know. In any case, here’s how I made these skinny lumpias, 🙂

Mushrooms Cabbage Shanghai Lumpias


  • 2-3 pounds of ground beef1 egglemon peppergarlic powder5-6 leaves of napa cabbage, chopped5-6 button mushrooms, choppedlumpia wrappers1 cup of wateroil for frying


  • 2-3 pounds ground beef
  • 1 egg
  • lemon pepper
  • garlic powder
  • 5-6 leaves leaves of napa cabbage, chopped
  • 5-6 pcs button mushrooms, chopped
  • lumpia wrappers
  • 1 cup water
  • oil for frying


  • Use your hands to mix the ground beef, egg, napa cabbage, mushrooms and the seasonings together. Lay one sheet of wrapper in a cutting board, place about 2 spoonfuls amount of the ground beef and veggie fillings in the very far end of the wrapper. Please refer to the picture.
  • Just roll it up tight, leaving a little bit of space. Lightly brush that with water then roll the wrapper all the way. Repeat the process until you’ve wrapped all. Heat up oil in a fryer pan. Fry the shanghai lumpias until each side is golden brown. Drain the excess oil in a separate pot. Cut the lumpias in half.

Serve with sweet and sour dip.

Dexie Jane

Mother of 2. She drinks coffee everyday and wine on the weekends. She devours massive amount of chocolate, pork, and sushi. She loves to dance in her living room and binge-watches KDRAMA, historical dramas, and excessive unhealthy dose of Crime/Murder mysteries/dramas/documentaries. She's also a proud Bibliophile and loves being a bargain fashionista & SHOEHOLIC!

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