Filipino Lumpia Shanghai Dipping Sauce

Lumpia spring rolls are extremely popular in the Philippines. This sweet dipping sauce is a great accompaniment to the spring rolls or other fried foods you’d like to have a cool, sweet dipping sauce for. It’s easy to make and lasts for months in the fridge,

Philippines Lumpia dipping sauce

Filipino Lumpia Shanghai Dipping Sauce

There's nothing better than dipping a crispy anything into this homemade dipping sauce. Taking only 5 minutes to make, this flavorful sauce is easy to put together and goes with lots of different appetizers.
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Course: Appetizer, Condiment, Dip
Cuisine: Philippines, Southeast Asian
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 3 cups
Author: My Hungry Traveler


  • Medium saucepan
  • Whisk
  • Small bowl


  • 4 tsp Water
  • 4 tsp Cornstarch


  • 2 cup water
  • ½ cup Vinegar (distilled, white wine, coconut, or rice vinegar)
  • cup Light brown sugar (Sub: white or dark brown sugar)
  • 4 tbsp Tomato ketchup (for color)
  • 4 cloves Garlic, grated or minced
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce (Sub: oyster sauce)
  • 4 tsp Soy sauce
  • 1 tsp Crushed red pepper flakes


  • Make thickener by combining cornstarch and water in a small bowl.
  • Wisk sauce ingredients in a saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat. After sugar has dissolved, adjust salt/vinegar/sugar/pepper flakes how you'd like.
    Stir in cornstarch slurry. Continue to cook until sauce has thickened.
  • Remove from heat and allow to cool completely. Pour into a jar and refrigerate or pace in a dipping bowl and serve with Lumpia or any other kind of spring roll.


  • Sauce will last 2 months in the refrigerator a airtight container.


Calories: 15kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 0.01g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.003g | Sodium: 455mg | Potassium: 17mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 0.1g | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 0.2mg

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