Eggrolls & Asian Appetizers Roundup!

Eggrolls are a popular Asian appetizer but it's also found in American contemporary cuisine filled with various flavor combinations. Today, my friends and I got together to learn more about eggrolls by spending the afternoon rolling some with an assortment of fillings! For my eggroll adventure, I provided several different kinds of fillings including:

ground beef seasoned with southwestern seasoning,
multi-colored bell peppers, black beans, corn, mexican cheese blend

ground italian sausage seasoned with italian seasoning,
romano cheese, parmesan cheese, spinach, italian cheese blend
ground beef, garlic, onion, ginger, hoisin sauce, tofu, scallions
Vietnamese shrimp rolls:
shrimp, vermicelli noodles, Thai basil, mint, cilantro, bean sprouts

Gourmet: ground beef, caramelized onion, blue cheese, bacon, garlic, artichokes
Dessert: apple cinnamon cream cheese & sweet plantains

Here are pictures from the event:

For lunch to round out the meal, I also served up:

Bamboo Infused Rice

Shrimp Springroll Salad:
Sweet & Sour Meatballs:

Chocolate Chip Cookies:

To join in the fun, my fellow bloggers have submitted Asian appetizer recipes. As I do with each blogging event I host, a lucky blogger receives a giveaway related to the food theme. This event's winner is Tammy of My Little World! Tammy will be receiving a Basting Brush (to help with future lumpia making) and a bar board/knife set compliments of Pampered Chef. Congratulations Tammy and thanks to all that participated in the blogging event! Read on to check out the recipes submitted by my fellow bloggers...

Tammie of My Little World
from Ohio
Filipino Lumpia
Tammie takes me back to my childhood with her post on Filipino Lumpia. I grew up making these with my mom where it was a grand production that was sometimes labor intensive. Check out Tammie's blog for the great recipe and a how to instruction on rolling them up!

Carrie of Carrie in the Kitchen
from Virginia
Lettuce Wrap Chicken Satay
Looking for something healthy asian appetizer? Not all asian appetizers are fried so check out Carrie's blog for a Lettuce Wrap Chicken Satay. It's perfect for those who are watching their carbs (like me)!

Heather of The Shannon's Kitchen
from Florida
Crab Rangoons
Heather tempts me with her crab rangoons! I don't think I can ever go to a Chinese restaurant without ordering these babies to whet my appetite before my entree comes. Check out Heather's blog for the recipe!
Jennifer of Jenn & Food, Perfect Together
from Piscataway, NJ
Chicken & Shrimp Dumplings (Shu Mai)
Jennifer breaks in her new bamboo steamer by making these tasty pouches of goodness! She even provides some tips and hints in using a bamboo steamer. Check out Jennifer's blog for details and the recipe for her dumplings!
Bridget of The Way the Cookie Crumbles
from Philadelphia, PA
Summer Rolls
Bridget shares with us her beautiful spring rolls! They are one of my favorite type of asian appetizers because it's fresh, light and filling. Check out Bridget's blog for her fabulous pictures and recipe!
Alex of Eating Leeds
from Leeds, West Yorkshire, UK
Salt & Pepper Squid
Alex got me hungry reading her submission to the Asian Appetizer's blogging event. I happen to love Salt & Pepper Squid! Check out her blog for the recipe!

Ramki of One Page Cookbooks
from Chennai, Tamilnadu, India
Ramki shares with us some information on parathas, which are Indian are non-leavened flatbreads. Check out her blog for some great information and varation to this popular Indian appetizer!


  1. Yea! I'm so excited Joelen! Thank you so much! I need to take a better pic though of my lumpia to be worthy of your fabulous giveaway! LOL!

    Thanks too for posting so many fabulous Asian appetizers! I can't wait to try some of these!

  2. I love all the great eggroll ideas! Such perfect appetizers.

  3. What great filling combinations. I've always wanted to learn to do egg rolls and spring rolls.

  4. Everything looks so good! I wish I were there.

  5. How creative! i would have never thought to try all those types of ingedients as fillings!

  6. Love all the different flavor combinations, I'd never thought of an Italian version. It all looks delicious!.

  7. So many great filling ideas! Plus, the eggrolls all look perfect. Awesome shape and nice golden color. Mmmm.

  8. I wish I could cook like you. You amaze me with your recipes.

  9. Yum on Italian egg rolls! Fabulous.

  10. All those fillings sound delicious to me. My only problem with springrolls is that I can't stop eating them so it always helps having someone telling me "we need to go now, Lore" :)
    Those crab rangoons look sooo tempting!

  11. Wow! These delicious lumpia are making me sooo hungry.:)

  12. Oooh what a fabulous idea for appetizers!! I definitely want to try some of these!

  13. Oh I wish I lived near you I would so sign up for this. Italian egg rolls sounds so yummy.
    You keep really busy, how you do it all I have no clue. But you do it so well.

  14. Everything looks great - I even made something for this event, but didn't get it in to you in time. Maybe next round :)!