Siopao Pork Asado Recipe

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Siopao is a Filipino steamed bun that is filled with sweet chicken or pork asado fillings or bola-bola (meatballs).


  • 1 tbsp Active Dry Yeast
  • 1 tbsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tbsp White Sugar
  • 3 tbsp Shortening
  • 1/4 cup White Sugar
  • 5 cups All Purpose Flour
  • Warm Water


  1. Pour the yeast and 1 tbsp white suger in the warm water.
  2. Stir well and let stand for 5 minutes until yeast activates. Set aside.
  3. In a mixing bowl, add flour, 1/4 cup sugar and yeast mixture. Mix. Add baking powder and shortening.
  4. Mix until dough is formed.
  5. On a flat surface, sprinkle flour and transfer the dough. Knead the dough for 8 to 10 minutes or until soft.
  6. Form into a ball and cover with oil. Place in a bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Set aside and wait until it rises.
  7. Remove wrap and punch down.
  8. On a floured surface, roll and cut into half then slice into pieces.
  9. Flatten into 5 inches circle leaving a bulge in the middle of the dough.
  10. Add pork asado filling and seal/enclose the flattened dough.
  11. Place siopao in the steamer and steam for 10 to 12 minutes.
  12. Serve and enjoy! Oyster sauce can be use as sauce.


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