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Authentic Recipe of Loempia Semarang. Delicious Indonesian Traditional Fried Bamboo Shoot Spring Roll from Semarang.

This recipe of Loempia Semarang is authentic and locally sourced from the natives in Semarang. This dish is guaranteed to leave you wanting more!

Things to know about Loempia Semarang Recipe

This Indonesian version of spring roll is known locally as lumpia/loempia. The most widely known variant of this dish is the Loempia Semarang or Semarang Spring Roll.

This type of spring roll is unique due to the usage of bamboo shoots as its filling as opposed to just meat and vegetables in the common spring roll. This gives the loempia semarang a unique taste, smell, and texture that differentiate it from the other spring roll.

This dish is a result of hundreds of years of cultural assimilation between the Chinese and native Indonesian locals. This is a dish that you would not want to miss out on!

Delicious Indonesian Traditional Fried Bamboo Shoot Spring Roll from Semarang. Authentic Recipe of Loempia Semarang.

Local Recipe Name with Local Characters: Loempia Semarang
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— General Atributes of This Recipe:

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes


Servings 10 Rolls
Calories / Serving 84 kcal


  • 10 pcs Spring Roll Skin Pastry
  • 200 grams (7.05 oz) Young Bamboo Shoot
  • 100 grams (3.53 oz) Chicken Breast Boneless
  • 50 grams (1.76 oz) Shrimp
  • 2 pcs Egg
  • 1/2 pc Onion
  • 1 stick Scallion
  • 1/2 tbsp Oyster Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 2 tbsp Indonesian Sweet Soy Sauce – Kecap Manis
  • 1 tbsp White Sugar – Regular Sugar – Granulated Sugar
  • 1 tsp Chicken Bouillon Powder
  • 2 tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • 1/2 tbsp All Purpose Flour – Plain Flour
  • 2 tbsp Water
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Blended Spices

  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 1/2 tsp Ground White Pepper Powder
  • 1/8 tsp Salt

Garlic Sauce

  • 1 clove Garlic
  • 1 tsp White Sugar – Regular Sugar – Granulated Sugar
  • 2 tbsp Palm Sugar – Palm Jaggery
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 150 mL (5.07 floz) Water
  • 1 tbsp Cornstarch
  • 3 tbsp Water For the cornstarch mixture


Garlic Sauce

  • Finely chop 1 clove of garlic, add it to a small saucepan and fry until fragrant.
  • Add water to the saucepan, along with the salt, sugar, and palm sugar.
  • Mix well and bring to a boil.
  • In a small bowl, mix cornstarch and water.
  • Add the cornstarch mixture into the pot to help thicken the sauce, stir and store for later.


  • Clean and boil the bamboo shoots for at least 10 minutes. After boiling, wash it thoroughly and slice it into small matchsticks.
  • Dice the chicken breast and the shrimp.
  • Beat the eggs.
  • Into a non-stick pan, cook the egg (scrambled), set aside.
  • Into a food processor, add all the ingredients of the blended spices and mix well.
  • Dice the onion and thinly slice the scallion.
  • Into a large wok, add oil and bring it to heat.
  • Fry the onion until fragrant and wilted, then add the blended spices.
  • Add the diced chicken and shrimp, and cook until the meat starts to change color.
  • Add the bamboo shoots, along with the oyster sauce, Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, sugar, and chicken bouillon powder. Mix well.
  • Add the scrambled eggs and cook until the bamboo shoots are half dry.
  • Add the finely sliced scallion right before the cooking process is done, remove from heat, and set aside.
  • Prepare a spring roll skin pastry. Combine the all-purpose flour and water, it'll be used to seal the loempia.
  • Add roughly 1 – 1 ½ tablespoon of bamboo shoots filling and lay it in the middle of the skin.
  • Fold the sides and roll, similar to how you would roll a burrito. Seal with the flour mixture. Repeat until no more filling is left.
  • Into a large wok, heat up enough oil for deep frying and bring to heat.
  • Fry the loempia until golden brown, strain, and the dish is ready to be served.

— Specific Atributes of This Recipe:


Calories: 84kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 4gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.02gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 278mgPotassium: 87mgFiber: 0.4gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 9IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 11mgIron: 0.3mg
Keyword Indonesian Traditional Fried Bamboo Shoot Spring Roll, Loempia Semarang Recipe
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Cooking tip for making Loempia Semarang

Boil the bamboo shoots with salt, lime leaves, and bay leaves to remove any unpleasant odor.

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What to serve with Loempia Semarang?

This dish is best served with pickles.

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