Siopao Asado (Pork Steam Bun)

Siopao Asado (Pork Steam Bun)

Siopao Asado (Pork Steam Bun)

Prep Time45 minutes
Cook Time1 hour


Dough ingredients:

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

Filling ingredients:

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



  • Cook the Asado filling by heating the shortening in a pan
  • Saute the garlic and onions
  • Put-in the pork and cook until the color of the outer part turns light brown
  • Add the soy sauce, oyster sauce, hoisin sauce, and sugar then mix well. Simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Put in the corn starch (diluted in wateand mix until the texture of the sauce becomes thick. Set aside.


  • Make the dough by placing warm water in a bowl then add the yeast and sugar and mix well. Leave the mixture for 10 to 15 minutes
  • In a mixing bowl, put-in the flour, baking powder, shortening (or lard), and the yeast-sugar-water mixture then mix well (bubbles should have formed on top by then).
  • Knead the combined mixture until the texture of the dough becomes fine. Let the dough rise by setting it aside for at least an hour.
  • Knead the dough again then cut into individual slices (this will be the dough per individual siopao).

Making Siopao

  • Flatten the dough until a round shape is formed using a rolling pin.
  • Put the asado filling on the middle of the flattened dough and wrap.
  • Place the siopao in a steamer and steam for 15 minutes.
  • Serve hot with Siopao Sauce.
  • Share and enjoy!