Food Trip Friday 078: Oh my, siopao!

Oh my, indeed! I had this huge craving for siopao after watching a TV program about Hongkong. One of the things featured were HK’s culinary delights. I was so drooling at the food, especially the steamed buns that I was compelled to make some tonight. As a first-timer, I was understandably nervous about the outcome. I found a simple and easy to follow recipe online and checked my cupboard for the ingredients. Luckily, I had all the items needed to make siopao.

For some reason, they all turned brownish after steaming. But it didn’t have any effect on the taste 🙂

It took a lot of kneading work on my part before I was able to produce a smooth dough. I also had a bit of issue with the yeast – it took more than the required ten minutes to rise – so I concluded that this might be the reason why I had the same issue with my dough. Nevertheless, with lots of patience and arm strength (for kneading!), the siopao came out better than I had expected. I am happy that they turned out alright! I also made a batch of toasted siopao, one of the more popular food snacks in Naga City, that I sorely miss.

13 thoughts on “Food Trip Friday 078: Oh my, siopao!

    • Sreisaat says:

      We’re you scared about the yeast not rising? I had that same fear in the beginning but if you have a good yeast, meaning not expired, then nothing could go wrong.

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