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.
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.