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Special Siopao Sauce Recipe

This is a recipe for Siopao Sauce
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Sauce
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 8
Author: Vanjo Merano


  • 2 cups beef stock or broth
  • 1 piece star anise or 1/2 teaspoon five spice powder
  • 2 tablespoon cornstarch diluted in 4 tablespoons of water
  • 1/4 cup onions diced
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped
  • A dash of ground black pepper
  • 4 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  • Heat the saucepan and pour-in the beef stock. Bring to a boil.
  • Add the onions, garlic, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, salt, ground black pepper, and star anise then simmer for 8 to 10 minutes. Make sure to cover the saucepan to trap the steam. Add extra water as needed.
  • Turn of the heat then filter the liquid using a fine-mesh kitchen strainer. This is done by pouring the simmered mixture on a strainer with an empty bowl below to hold the liquid.
  • Heat a clean saucepan and pour-in the filtered mixture. Bring to a boil.
  • Add the cornstarch diluted in water then stir continuously until the texture becomes thick.
  • Turn off the heat and allow the mixture to cool down then transfer the Siopao sauce to a serving container.


Serving: 8g