Siopao is a steamed bun with variety of fillings. It could be either Siopao Asado or Siopao bola-bola. Siopao fillings can also be some sort of pork, chicken, beef, shrimp, eggs, and possibly chopped scallions and water chestnuts as well.
Here is the basic Siopao Recipe that you can prepare at your home.
* 4 tbs sugar
* 1/2 cup warm milk
* 1/3 cup warm water
* 2 tsp active dry yeast
* about 2 1/2 cups flour
* 1/2 tsp salt
Siopao Chicken Filling:
* 2 cups shredded cooked chicken
* 2 tbs vegetable oil
* 1/2 cup minced green onions
* 2 tsp minced garlic
* 1/2 cup water
* 4 tsp hoisin sauce
* 4 tsp oyster sauce
* 1 tbs sugar
* 2 tsp cornstarch dissolved in 2 tbs water
* 1 egg yolk, lightly beaten
How To Make Siopao:
1. Dissolve 2 tbs sugar in milk and water. Sprinkle the yeast and let stand in warm place until bubbly, about 10 minutes.
2. Gradually add remaining sugar, 2 cups flour and salt. Add more flour as needed until dough is no longer sticky.
3. Place dough on a lightly floured work space and knead until smooth and elastic (about 6 – 8 minutes). Place in an oiled bowl, cover and let rise until doubled in bulk (about 1 hour).
4. Prepare filling. Heat oil in wok or pan. Add green onions and garlic, frying for 1 minute. Stir in water, hoisin sauce, oyster sauce and sugar. Add cornstarch solution, boil, stirring until thick. Add chicken. Cool.
5. Prepare dough. Punch down dough then roll into a cylinder. Cut into 12 equal pieces, rolling each piece into a ball. Cover.
6. Flatten each ball and roll into a circle about 4 – 6 inches in diameter. Place 1 heaping tbs of filling in the center. Gather edges of circle over the filling; twist and pinch edges together to seal.
7. Place buns seam side down 2 inches apart in a baking sheet. Cover and let rise in a warm place until puffy and light. Brush tops with egg yolk.
8. Preheat oven to 350F. Bake buns until golden brown.
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This must be wrong. I thought you steam, NOT bake the Siopao?
Siopao can also be baked fyi. I have tried baking instead of steaming and the result is equally very good.
I used this recipe and steamed them for about 22 minutes instead of baking them. They turned out great 🙂 I have seen them baked before, but you're right, it's not traditionally done that way.
how can you steam,I have a big microwave that says it can steam,I know how to steam Flan,maybe like Flan only use a foil tent
It's your choice, either you steam
it or bake it. no problem
The picture shows that this is steamed , not baked. If you bake it, it will turn light brown- not white like in the picture.
This is better steamed as that's the way it is served in the Philippines.
both ways are very good..
Maraming beses na akng gumawa ng si opal,pero bakit Hindi Maputo?ano po ba ang ilalagay para pupunta po ang dough ng Siouan?
Puputi po sorry ,,,
just drop about a 2 tablespoon of white vinegar in the water used for steaming