Thursday, 8 September 2016

Steamed Beef Buns Recipe | Filipino Siopao

Hello guys! I just want to say sorry to all of you...I know, I haven't been posting for a lot of days. Hopefully I'll be posting more frequently new recipes from now on Insha Allah.

For today's recipe I've got for you this easy and super delicious 'Steamed beef buns' recipe aka Siopao. Siopao is a very common and popular food in the Philippines. Siopao comes in different kinds of filling it can be chicken, beef or any other kind of meat. This savory steamed buns is usually served with siopao sauce which a sweet and sour sauce.
So if you want to know how I made it stay tuned for my next you where I'll show you how it's done.

So, enough said let's jump to the recipe!

Siopao Recipe


  • 1/2 cup lukewarm milk
  • 1/3 cup lukewarm water
  • 4 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tsp (7g) dry active yeast
  • 2-1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • a bit of oil 

Beef Filling:
  • 300 g minced beef
  • 1 big size onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 2 hard boiled egg, diced


siopao dough:

  1. In a big bowl dissolve sugar in milk and water.
  2. Sprinkle in dry yeast and let stand in warm place for about 10 minutes or until bubbly.
  3. Then add flour and salt. Mix everything until it forms a ball of dough.
  4. Then place dough i a flat surface and knead until smooth and elastic (5-6 minutes).
  5. Once it's done place the dough in an oiled bowl, cover and let rise for 1 hour or until doubled in size.
beef filling:
  1. In a saucepan over medium heat add onion, garlic, beef and salt. Stir and cook for 5-6 minutes.
  2. Then cover and cook in low heat for 7 minutes.
  3. After 7 minutes uncover and turn the heat to high. Add black pepper, soy sauce, and sugar.
  4. Cook for another 2-3 minutes then turn off heat.
  5. Lastly add hard boiled egg and mix everything well.
  6. Let cool completely!
siopao assembling:
  1. Punch down dough then cut into 8 equal pieces, rolling each piece into a ball.
  2. Flatten each ball and roll into a circle about 4-6 inches in diameter. 
  3. Then place 3 tbsp of the beef filling in the center of the circle.
  4. Gather the edges of the dough over the filling then by twisting and pinch the edges together to seal.
  5. Place buns seam side down on a piece of parchment paper (watch video). Repeat process with the rest of the dough.
  6. Once done poke each bun in the middle with a finger and top with a bit of ketchup (just for decoration).
  7. Cover buns and let rise for 10-15 minutes.
  8. Steam buns in steamer for 30 minutes.
  9. Done serve with siopao sauce!


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