Pork Barbecue Siopao (Pork Char Siu Buns)

Pork Barbecue Siopao (Pork Char Siu Buns)



  • 1/4 kilograms pork liempo
  • salt and pepper
  • 10 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup banana catsup
  • 1/4 cup barbecue marinade store bought
  • 1/4 cup char siu sauce
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar


  • 1 teaspoons ½ yeast
  • 1 teaspoons ½ sugar
  • 1 cup lukewarm water
  • 2 cups MAYA All – Purpose Flour
  • 2 cups MAYA Cake Flour
  • 2 teaspoon ¼ baking powder
  • cup ½ sugar
  • 4 teaspoons ½ oil
  • teaspoon ½ salt


  • Dissolved yeast and sugar in half cup water. Sift together the flour and baking powder. Set aside.
  • In a bowl, put the remaining water, sugar, oil, salt and half of the flour.
  • Add in the yeast mixture.
  • Add enough flour to form soft dough: Knead on a floured surface until smooth and elastic.
  • Place on a greased bowl and let rise until double in bulk.
  • Punch down dough and divide into 12 pieces.
  • Roll into balls and let rest for 5 – 10 minutes.
  • Roll out each ball, making the sides thinner than the center.
  • Put some prepared filling at the center.
  • Gather the sides toward the center and flute the seal.
  • Place a square piece of paper at the bottom of the dough.
  • Do the same for all the dough and filling.
  • Set aside the shaped dough and let rise until double in size.
  • Boil the water in the steamer.
  • Steam siopao for 20-25 minutes or until done.


Yield: 12 pieces (60g each)

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