Lumpia Sauce -
for Lumpiang Sariwa

Sweet Peanut Flavored Sauce for Fresh Lumpia

This Lumpia Sauce is for any Lumpia that is not fried, be it wrapped or unwrapped, like Lumpiang Hubad.

A sweet and thick peanut sauce, it is served over Lumpia and then topped with ground peanuts.

Also, fresh minced garlic is standard, which gives the sauce a distinct spice to complement its sweetness.

Some people add the ground peanuts into the sauce instead of topping them.

My mom experimented adding a little peanut butter for a more peanut taste and it was wonderful.

We got the idea from the Vietnamese's Fresh Spring Roll.


  • Peanuts
  • Peanut Butter (optional)


  • Garlic
  • Soy Sauce
  • Salt
  • Ground Pepper
  • Sugar
  • Tapioca Starch or Cornstarch


  • 3 tablespoons Soy Sauce
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 3 tablespoons Tapioca Starch or Cornstarch
  • 2 1/2 cups Water
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Peanut Butter (optional)
  • 1-2 cups Peanuts, toasted and ground
  • 4 cloves Garlic, minced finely


COOKING TIME : 5 minutes

1 Mix all the ingredients together, excluding the peanuts and garlic.

2 Cook over medium heat until thick.

3 Remove from heat, then add the minced garlic.

4 Serve with ground peanuts over any fresh lumpia.


  • Adding a tablespoon of peanut butter on the sauce gives a more peanut-flavored sauce and saves you on adding a lot of ground peanuts.

  • Not all people like the fresh garlic taste (and garlic breath) so it is a good idea to serve the minced garlic on the side instead of adding in the sauce.

  • Fresh Garlic tends to go rancid, so only add them to the sauce that will be served within the day.

  • I like using Tapioca Starch instead of cornstarch because the sauce retains its spreading consistency, whereas the cornstarch tends to make the sauce lumpy and paste-like once it cools down.

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