siopaoSiopao is a steamed rice-flour bun consisting of a meat filling inside which could be either asado or bola-bola that may use pork, chicken, beef, shrimp and salted duck eggs. These buns are cooked in steamers available in sets of two or three racks.

Siopao is a popular food item among Filipinos. A lot of Filipinos are searching for siopao recipe that is easy to follow step-by-step. Here is a simple siopao recipe that you can try in your home.

Siopao Ingredients:
* 6 cups flour
* 1 package active dry yeast
* 1 lb cubed pork loin or chicken thighs
* 1 cup white sugar
* 2 teaspoons cooking oil
* 1 cup lukewarm water
* 1/2 cup boiling water
* 6 hard-boiled eggs
* 2 green onions
* 4 teaspoons light soy sauce
* 4 teaspoons brown sugar
* 4 teaspoons oyster sauce
* 1 teaspoon cornstarch, dissolved in 2 t. water
* 2 cloves garlic
* 3 teaspoons salt
* 6 teaspoons baking powder

Siopao Cooking Instructions:
Siopao Dough:
– Mix flour, salt and baking powder in a medium bowl, set aside.
– In another bowl dissolve yeast in lukewarm water then add 1 cup of the flour mixture.
– Mix thoroughly.
– Cover with a cloth and let rise 1 hour.
– Meanwhile, dissolve the white sugar in the boiling water.
– Stir well then let cool to lukewarm.
– Pour into the yeast mixture, then add the rest of the prepared flour mixture.
– Stir to blend well.
– Grease a large bowl.
– Turn dough out onto a floured board and knead for 3 minutes-you want your dough smooth, not sticky.
– Place ball into bowl, turn once and cover with a damp cloth.
– Let rise 2 hours or until doubled.

Siopao Filling:
– Saute the garlic and onions in a small amount of oil in a wok.
– Add meat and stir fry for 1 minute or until meat is no longer pink.
– Add soy sauce, oyster sauce and brown sugar.
– Pour in the dissolved cornstarch and stir fry quickly until meat is glazed well.
– Remove from heat and let cool.

How to make Siopao:
– Punch down dough and knead on a floured board for 3 to 5 minutes.
– Divide dough and roll each half into a 12×2 inch log.
– Cut each into 12 pieces, making 24.
– Roll each piece into a ball using your hands then rolling it flat into a 3 inch diameter circle.
– Dust with flour if needed to prevent sticking.
– Place 1 slice of egg into center of dough round, then 1 T. of filling with sauce.
– Gather sides of round, pinch together and twist.
– Place pinched side down on parchment paper and place in steamer.
– Repeat until done.
– Cover with a damp cloth and let rise for 1 hour.
– Steam Siopao for 20 minutes.
– You can freeze cooked Siopao, simply re-steam for 10 minutes.

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