Siopao Asado Recipe

Siopao Asado or Hot Buns is a type of dumpling with sweet pork filling. Often referred to as Steamed Dumplings, this tasty bun is so popular that it needs no introduction of any sort.This reminds me of Chowking or better yet Ma Mon Luk (the original in the Philippines). Whenever I dine-in these joints, I order siopao along with beef mami or maki. I don’t know if the combination sounds appealing but it really works for me. How about you? Do you have some food in mind that goes well when eaten with siopao?

This Siopao recipe is not complicated at all. Just be sure to have the ingredients on hand and follow all the steps. It won’t be long before you enjoy your own home made siopao asado.

You can enjoy this delicious Siopao Asado anytime of the day. It can be eaten for breakfast, lunch, snack, and even dinner. I know that its cumbersome to prepare siopao manually. Kneading takes-up time and energy. You can always knead the dough using a heavy duty stand mixer to avoid exerting too much effort. The effect will pretty much be the same.

Try this delicious Siopao Asado recipe and let me know what you think.


Siopao Recipe



  • 2 cups warm water
  • 2 ½ tbsp sugar (added to yeast mixture)
  • ½ cup sugar (added to the flour mixture)
  • 1 pouch dry yeast
  • 5 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 ¼ tbsp baking powder
  • 6 tbsp shortening

Asado Filling:

  • 2 lbs pork, chopped into small pieces
  • 3 tbsp lard or shortening
  • 2 tbsp garlic, minced
  • 1 large onion, minced
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch, diluted in 1/4 cup water
  • 4 tbsp soy sauce
  • 4 tbsp sugar
  • 3 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1 tbsp hoisin sauce

Watch the cooking video:

Cooking Procedure

  1. Cook the Asado filling by heating the shortening in a pan
  2. Saute the garlic and onions
  3. Put-in the pork and cook until the color of the outer part turns light brown
  4. Add the soy sauce, oyster sauce, hoisin sauce, and sugar then mix well. Simmer for
  5. 40 minutes
  6. Put in the corn starch (diluted in water) and mix until the texture of the sauce becomes
  7. thick then set aside
  8. Make the dough by placing warm water in a bowl then add the yeast and sugar and mix well.
  9. Leave the mixture for 10 to 15 minutes
  10. In a mixing bowl, put-in the flour, baking powder, shortening (or lard), and the yeast-
  11. sugar-water mixture then mix well (bubbles should have formed on top by then).
  12. Knead the combined mixture until the texture of the dough becomes fine. Let the dough
  13. rise by setting it aside for at least an hour (place in the mixing bowl and cover the top ).
  14. Knead the dough again then cut into individual slices (this will be the dough per
  15. individual siopao).
  16. Flatten the dough until a round shape is formed using a rolling pin.
  17. Put the asado filling on the middle of the flattened dough and wrap. (refer to the video for the technique if interested)
  18. Place the siopao in a steamer and steam for 15 minutes.
  19. Serve hot. Share and enjoy!

Number of servings (yield): 8

This won’t be complete without our Panlasang Pinoy Special Siopao Sauce. Try it!

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  1. mashbeil says:

    hello, I always watch your video and have tried cooking some of them. I love cooking and I find your recipes easy to prepare. I’m here in indonesia and want to try this one also for my husband but i couldn’t find hoisin sauce, is there any alternative for that?

    Thanks for sharing your knowledge
    Mabuhay ka kabayan

  2. Marissa E says:

    Hello. I was watching you on you tube and really, grabe ang galing and so simple at easy to follow steps and procedures. Thank you for making a video for us and to help our kababayans with cooking techniques. I salute you. More power and here in the Seattle, WA, everybody likes you. I hope someday you make a video on how to make rellenong manok and how to debone it. Ang hirap kasi eh. God bless you and your family. Thank you.

  3. Kuya,
    I’m very excited to try this recipe soon and i know i can do it bec. your procedure is very easy & simple. I already tried the cassava cake & all my friends loved it. But you don’t include here in your video the ingredients & procedure on how to make the siopao sauce. Can you please post it or send it to my email? Thank you very much! Your website is the best. God Bless you!

  4. Vickie says:

    thanks for your vids, they are VERY helpful.
    Just wanted to ask, regarding the yeast. Is it the same as the ordinary Active Dry yeast?

    Very self-less of you to upload your recipes.. Proud to be Pinoy bec of people like you!
    God Bless!

  5. jessie, plain flour would do.

  6. hi!you know when i was pregnant naglihi aq nang siopao talaga,ang hirap mag hanap ng tamang lasa lalo’t nasa foreign country u dba?and tagal q na nag search ng tamang recipe ng siopao,sau q lang nahanap….tanx a lot @ more power,go bless…

  7. all purpose flour is the same as plain flour.

  8. Hi! It’s my first time here, I saw your video through pinoy channel and I think that your video-recipes are well explained and easy to do. I really want to try this recipe but unfortunately, I can’t find all purpose flour here in Italy, we have only wheat flour and rice flour. Can I use rice flour for the dough? Thanks!

  9. Your siopao was really really good. I liked the dough and the filling compare to the one you buy from the store. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe.

  10. The similarity of siopao with the rolls are just the filling inside. Though there are some common ingredients, the procedure is somewhat different. We’ll be posting some roll recipes in the future … please watch out for it.

  11. hi sir! thanks for the recipes! it will really help me for my future projects.
    Btw sir is’t making siopao same with baking a asado roll?(pandesal na may palaman na asado?) can you give some recipes for pandesal with filling. like cornedbeef roll? adobo roll? thanks! i will really apprieciate it! do you have a baking class? thanks and god bless.

  12. Chelle says:

    All the recipes that you are making are so delicious. I have been telling my sister-in-law about your site and the wonderful dishes you prepare. May I make a request for another siopao recipe, this time for Bolabola? My husband was given one and he liked it alot.
    Thanks in advance.

  13. Sergio says:

    You have the best YouTube instructional video on How to Make Siopao.
    I’m giving you a 5 star rating for this.
    Keep producing more high quality instructional video.

  14. Hi Cherots, you can but I really don’t recommend it because the bun would taste like an ordinary bread and the texture would be a little different.

  15. Hi Van! Can I use butter instead of Shortening? :D Thanks!

  16. kuya ano po ung hoisin sauce at pano po gawin ung sauce para sa siopao? sorry po ang kulit ko ha…

  17. kuya ilan po bang tbsp and measurement ng 1 pouch of dry yeast?

  18. thanks for asking bro… been on holidays to the Phils for a few weeks… a few weeks off from blogging as well… but now i’m back!

  19. I don’t normally eat anything else with my siopao. First of all, I only eat Goldilocks siopao ha-ha! It reminds me of relatives visiting our house as a kid. Plus, I don’t eat the meat inside. I just tear into the bread. Someone else usually eats the meat for me. It’s a comfort food issue. LOL

  20. i’ll definitely try this…soon…

  21. I’m not really sure ana kasi using butter and margarine can make the taste of the dough different. Haven’t tried using plain cooking oil..try ko muna ng cooking oil lang then I’ll let you know.

  22. Hi lhea, it’s my pleasure.

  23. Lanie says:

    Hello kuya! Komusta na rin kayo? Natuto rin ako gumawa ng siopao. Thanks for sharing! Regards to your lovely wife and kids. Aloha!

  24. ana from dubai says:

    thanks for your prompt reply..
    pasensya na ha! nasa muslim country ako walang lard dito kc ang lard made from pig fat di ba? Meron lang dito ghee, butter & margarine…pde ko ba silang gawing alternative?

  25. Ana, kamusta? You may use lard instead.

  26. ana from dubai says:

    hello:) isa ako sa follower mo, thank you for the recipes you shared with us.
    may question ako, i hope u can help me…Anong pdeng alternative sa crisco shortening? thanks

  27. hello kuya musta po kayo?? paborito ko yung siopao pero di po ako marunong gumawa siguro ngayun pwedi na with your help….thanks kuya for sharing your recipe us..God bless po

  28. shandyspark says:

    Hi, Vanjo! Meron ka bang recipe nung brown sauce para sa siopao? thanks. Try ko to bukas. hehe..

  29. Rhovie says:

    Hi kuya, its me again your Viewers here in Place of Switzerland, grabe favorite ko Siopao Asado, i like to try this kya lang… hopely mkabili ako ng mga Ingredients nya from here! Pro cguro po maghanap na lng ako from Pinas Asia Store here just to try lng to cooked this Siopao! Best Regards and Keep Cooking!

  30. yehey! eto na ang siopao natin! :) will try that before i give birth LOL..

  31. aileen says:

    ops.. kneading pala.. hahaha.. sorry

  32. aileen says:

    hi kita yung hoisin sauce na nabili k eh ang tatak nya eh “KIKOMAN” i think meron din nyan dyan sa japan kze dun sa section ng mga sushi k sya nakita eh.. =) hope you find it..

  33. Please do, ihahabol ko rin yung bola-bola just in case you guys want it too.

  34. Thank you Rhovie. Its really nice hearing from you.

  35. MFF, thank you. Please visit us often.

  36. Hi joyce, will be posting that soon. Thanks for commenting.

  37. Welcome kiko. Thanks sa pagbisita.

  38. Hey Elmer, how are you doing lately? It’s nice to hear from you.

  39. jessie says:

    im in the UK and i cant find all purpose flour ano po ba ang substitute or other term of that? can i use plain or self raising?

  40. Thanks Marissa. How is the weather there in Seattle? Sige po, we’ll post rellenong manok soon.

  41. Hi,
    I love Beef Mami when I was young back in Dagupan City. I really miss that food but I didn’t know the recipe to do it. As I just accidentally found this site I don’t know much yet what you have, but could I please have the recipe for Beef Mami? Oh God ! this site is really a ‘God’ given gift to us who love to cook and eat nice foods, we owe it to the invaluable sharing of mr Panlasang Pinoy. Thank you very much. Cheers,

  42. gene guzman says:

    Cge Vanjo, please please paki show naman ang pag gawa ng siopao bola-bola at laway na laway na ako… hhhhmmmmm arrrhhhhh arrrrhhhhh Hulog ka na langit… Happy Easter!!!!!

  43. please gawa ka na ng siopao bola bola

  44. san k ba now? pede makita yan sa chinese store..

  45. Lucille Binas says:

    Hi Jessie,
    I’m in the UK also & I tried ccoking this and for the first time I perfected it. I just used plain flour because we could not find All Purpose flour but sometimes a filipino store are selling this all purpose flour if you really want to use it.