Homemade Siopao Recipe

Siopao Recipe

Siopao is a well-loved snack in the Philippines. The Siopao Recipe was introduced to the Filipinos by Ma Mon Luk who has a very interesting story on the origin of this delectable sandwich.




Chicken/Pork Bola-Bola Filling:


  1. Dissolve sugar to lukewarm water.
  2. Proof yeast to warm milk wait for few mins or until bubbles forms.
  3. Then stir to combine your milk-yeast mixture and water-sugar mixture.
  4. Add flour to the mixture little by little until fully incorporated.
  5. Roll out the dough in a floured surface and knead.
  6. Slowly add in more flour as needed until you form a nice consistency.
  7. Then form it into a ball.
  8. Place dough in an oiled container then covered with a moist towel and Place it in an airless area. Let it rise for 30-45 mins. After 45 mins, punch the dough to let the air out then knead for at least 2 mins.
  9. Then again, let it rest for 5-10 mins (make sure you cover it with the moist towel again) before
  10. dividing it into 8-10 pcs or depends on how big you want it.
  11. Form a ball, using a roller pin, flatten each individual balls then place the filling in the middle. Seal each dough by just joining the ends.
  12. Place each dough in a 2 inch by 2-inch wax paper.
  13. Then let it rise for 30mins again then steam for 15-20 mins each batch.

For the Filling:

  1. Mix it all together. Then to test taste, get 1 tsp of the mixture sealed it in an aluminum
  2. foil then drop it in a boiling water.
  3. Then you just divide it according to your desired sizes to form into balls.
  4. I usually flatten the patties first to insert hard boiled eggs in the center. (I divide one boiled egg into four) before I form it into a ball.
  5. Serve with any kind of Pancit.


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