Easy recipe for Siopao Asado

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Easy recipe for siopao asado, also known as hot buns, are a sort of dumpling with a sweet pork filling. It’s a satisfying and tasty snack. A Chinese recipe that has become a popular snack choice or may be eaten at any time of day. Siopao is a popular dim sum dish in the Philippines, and there are numerous siopao shops to choose from. This siopao recipe can be made with a variety of fillings, but the most popular is asado. Siopao is the Filipino version of a steamed bun, its dough filled with a sweet and savory meat filling that’s steam cooked.

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Easy recipe for Siopao Asado

Difficulty: Intermediate Prep Time 1 hour Cook Time 65 min Total Time 2 hrs 5 mins
Servings: 6 Calories: 767
Best Season: Suitable throughout the year


Siopao Asado, or hot buns are soft dumplings filled with sweet and savory pork fillings. With its meaty filling and soft and fluffy bread, it's a delightful and filling snack that will satisfy any hunger craving.





Asado Filling

  1. In a pan, heat cooking oil and sauté minced garlic and onion.

  2. Add the sliced pork and stir-fry until it turns light brown or until cooked.

  3. Add the soy sauce, pepper, salt, ketchup, sugar and star anise and add 2 cups of water and simmer for at least 45 minutes or until the meat is tender.

  4. Add in the cornstarch mixture (2 tbsp of cornstarch stirred in 1/2 cup of water) and continue to stir until the sauce thickens.

  5. Allow it to cool to make filling the dough simpler.


  1. In a bowl of lukewarm water, combine yeast and 1 tablespoon sugar. Set aside for about 10 to 15 minutes.

  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the sugar, salt, and melted butter. Add the yeast mixture, then half of the flour and mix well before adding the remaining flour and letting it set for 20 minutes.

  3. Add the remaining flour and mix until thoroughly combined. Knead on a floured board until smooth.

  4. Form a ball out of the dough and set it in a greased bowl. Allow it to rise for 30 to 40 minutes in a warm location, covered with a moist cloth.

  5. Punch down the dough, divide it into desired sizes, and form it into balls.

  6. Flatten dough pieces with a rolling pin or by hand. Scoop a tablespoon of the prepared asado filling into the center along with the sliced hard-boiled egg. Twist the top to seal it, and then shape it into little balls.

  7. Place a piece of clean wax paper at the bottom of the balls to prevent them from sticking to the steamer. Let it rise again for 1 hour or until it doubles in size.

  8. Steam for 10 to 15 minutes or until well cooked.

  9. Serve and enjoy eating.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 6

Amount Per Serving
Calories 767kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22.2g35%
Saturated Fat 5.8g29%
Cholesterol 251mg84%
Sodium 1922mg81%
Potassium 673mg20%
Total Carbohydrate 101.5g34%
Dietary Fiber 3.1g13%
Sugars 32g
Protein 39.2g79%

Calcium 6 mg
Iron 39 mg
Vitamin D 205 IU

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Keywords: Siopao Asado, Hot buns, Special siopao, Siopao, Steamed bun, Filipino Siopao,

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