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METRO MANILA | THE BEST SIOPAO IN TOWN


Best Siopao In Metro Manila

Comfortable, barely candy buns contrasting with an umami-filled meat filling—be it saucy pork asado or juicy bola-bola, siopao is among the Philippines’ most pleasant consolation meals. It was launched by Chinese language immigrants in the course of the Spanish interval and it has since grow to be a staple, not solely in Binondo—Manila’s Chinatown—however in each Chinese language eating places within the nation as nicely.

However have you ever tasted the perfect siopao in Metro Manila? Right here’s an inventory of the perfect and distinctive ones I’ve truly tried. I’m certain that there’s extra on the market, so drop a remark you probably have a siopao suggestion. I’ll replace this greatest siopao record once in a while.

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LE CHING TEA HOUSE

PRICE: ₱199.00 • BRANCHES: GREENHILLS 11AM – 8PM / BANAWE 10AM – 8:45PM / SCOUT TOBIAS 10AM – 9PM


Le Ching Tea House Tai Po Siopao Le Ching Tea House Tai Po Siopao

One of many OG eating places in Greenhills’ Shoppesville Procuring Heart, Le Ching Tea Home stands proud with their monumental bola-bola siopao. Their tai po is so monumental—about six to seven inches in diameter—that I used to be unable to complete it. It’s positively ok for 2 folks, particularly you probably have mami on the edges.

Their bread is delicate, although a bit dry and crumbly. The bola-bola filling was additionally ginormous, I can see bits of carrots, chorizo, salted egg, and small shrimps. They’ve probably the greatest bun to filling ratio at round 20 to 80.

It’s curious to notice that Le Ching Tea Home doesn’t serve their tai po siopao with the same old siopao sauce, quite with scorching sauce and chili garlic. To be truthful, it does work, however I believe it might fare higher with a standard one.

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MASUKI

PRICE: ₱95.00 • BRANCHES & OPENING HOURS: MEGAMALL 9AM – 8PM / GREENHILLS 9AM – 8PM / LUCKY CHINATOWN MALL 10AM – 9PM / BINONDO 7AM – 10PM


Masuki Special Siopao 

Masuki has probably the greatest asado siopaos that you’d ever style in your life. Their particular siopao measures at round 5 to 6 inches in diameter, it’s big. Its bread is delicate and scrumptious, however its chunky filling is much more flavorful. Full of hefty quantity of darkish brown shredded pork asado flakes, what appears to be slices of pork asado, and salted egg, it goes rather well with Masuki’s siopao sauce. Their bun to filling ratio is at round 30 to 70.

It’s mentioned that Masuki can be owned by the identical clan that operates Ma Mon Luk. No surprise they share the identical siopao goodness—although, Masuki has a stronger taste than these at Ma Mon Luk.

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LING NAM

PRICE: ₱149.00 • BRANCHES & OPENING HOURS: STA CRUZ 6AM – 11PM / BANAWE 24 HOURS / SAN JUAN 7AM – 11PM


Ling Nam Tai Pao Siopao Ling Nam Tai Pao Siopao

The unique Ling Nam has been serving Chinese language meals since 1950. It originated in Binondo and has since put up branches in Banawe, Sta. Cruz, and different elements of the metro. They serve 5 sorts of siopao—asado, bola-bola, lotus pao, mongo pao, and tai pao. The most important of those, and I assume their particular, is their tai pao.

At 5.5 inches, it’s big. It has a lightweight and really delicate bola-bola filling with a novel meatbally ulam style. Combined inside it are unsalted duck egg, chorizo, and what appears to be bits of hen. Its bun is delicate and pillowy, with a impartial style. Ling Nam’s sauce can be fairly completely different from the same old siopao sauce, with a transparent, mild, candy taste that nearly tastes like the road meals manong sauce. Its bun to filling is at about 50/50.

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THE ORIGINAL SHANGHAI FRIED SIOPAO

PRICE: ₱35.00 • ADDRESS: ONGPIN ST., BINONDO, MANILAOPENING HOURS: 7AM – 6PM • CONTACT NO: (02) 8734-0886


The Original Shanghai Fried Siopao Ongpin Binondo The Original Shanghai Fried Siopao Ongpin Binondo

Ongpin’s famed Shanghai fried siopao isn’t well-known for nothing. It’s actually good.

The Authentic Shanghai Fried Siopao’s providing is snack-sized, about 4 inches in diameter, with a bun to filling ratio of about 30 to 60. The crisply fried backside and delicate higher bun is its promoting level, however actually, its filling is its profitable level. The flavorful and juicy pork asado filling is combined with a beneficiant dose of chives making for a very refreshing siopao taste.

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KOWLOON HOUSE

PRICE: ₱65.00 • BRANCHES: EVERYWHERE IN METRO MANILA • OPENING HOURS: VARIES, SOME ARE 24 HOURS


Kowloon House Asado Siopao Kowloon House Bola-Bola Siopao

In addition to the siopaos out there in fast-food joints, Kowloon Home most likely has probably the most variety of siopao retailers throughout Metro Manila.

They serve asado and bola-bola variants in small and huge sizes—which is excellent for one particular person. Their siopao asado, which has reddish filling, is simply so-so for me, however their massive bola-bola siopao is the star of their recreation. Granted, their bun is actually not on my favourite record—it’s stuffy and crumbly. Though their patrons may truly like this as it’s, because it has all the time been this fashion since time immemorial, they usually’re nonetheless right here. However the bola-bola filling greater than makes up for the bun—it’s moist, tender, and very scrumptious.

Kowloon Home serves their siopaos with conventional siopao sauce and their signature crimson scorching sauce.

MA CHICKEN MAMI HOUSE

PRICE: ₱98.00 • BRANCH & OPENING HOURS: TRINOMA, QC 9AM – 10PM / STA LUCIA MALL, MARIKINA 10AM – 6PM • CONTACT NO.: (02) 8994-6142


Ma Chicken Mami House Asado Siopao

Positioned on an nearly hidden nook of Trinoma, Ma Rooster Mami Home serves Binondo meals in a mall setting. Their asado siopao is on the small aspect, about 4 inches in diameter, and in addition has an average-sized filling—having about 40 to 60 bun to filling ratio.   
   
Their bun is delicate and scrumptious, whereas their filling can be good—juicy and saucy asado parts combined with a little bit of fats. It actually received’t win any awards, but it surely’s a type of good siopao fixes for folks yearning for Binondo meals with out traversing the site visitors all the way in which to Manila.

The label on the paper underside of their siopao signifies it got here from North Park, which seems to be their sister firm. They, nonetheless, clarified that North Park doesn’t promote their siopao, as it will possibly solely be purchased at Ma Rooster Mami Home.

CASA DAZA

PRICE: ₱68.00 • ADDRESS: AROUND METRO MANILA • OPENING HOURS: VARIES, TAKE OUT ONLY


Casa Daza Asado Siopao Casa Daza Bola-Bola Siopao

I used to be curious how Chef Sandy Daza does his siopao, and it seems—fairly good. He sells three varieties—pork asado, hen asado, and bola bola.     
   
Casa Daza’s pork asado siopao has a really effective flaky texture sans any seen fats. It’s, nonetheless, too effective for my style, because it in some way loses the chunkiness I’m searching for with my siopao. Nonetheless, it’s scrumptious, in a restrained and delicate Ma Mon Luk, kinda manner. Their bola-bola siopao was additionally good—a balanced taste of chunky meat with salted egg. Their hen siopao, nonetheless, isn’t for me. I discovered it to be a tad too dry, although it’s possibility for individuals who need their siopao however doesn’t eat pork.

Surprisingly, their sauce doesn’t style like your common siopao sauce—it’s salty with out even a touch of sweetness. It truly goes nicely with their bola-bola, but it surely doesn’t appear to enrich their asado siopaos—which, for my part, could be even higher with an everyday siopao sauce.     
   
Casa Daza’s siopaos are at about 5 inches in diameter with a bun to filling ratio of about 50/50. With a really inexpensive value level, it makes for probably the greatest worth for cash siopaos in Metro Manila.

WAN KEE BAKERY

PRICE: ₱215.00 • ADDRESS: BENAVIDEZ ST., BINONDO, MANILA • OPENING HOURS: 6AM -6PM • CONTACT NO.: (02) 8244-8338


Wan Kee Bakery Giant Siopao Bola-Bola  Wan Kee Bakery Giant Siopao Bola-Bola

Have you ever seen a siopao that’s greater than your face? Wan Kee Bakery has two of such, an asado and bola-bola big siopao. Positioned in Binondo, this bakeshop sells frozen siopaos together with different pastries. They don’t have able to eat ones, you’d must convey it house and steam it your self.

Upon suggestion, we solely tried their bola-bola big siopao. It measures a whopping seven inches in diameter and may be very heavy. It’s bun to filling ratio at about 65 to 35, which is kind of good contemplating how big the siopao is.

Their bun is surprisingly not candy and even has hints of saltiness. Which, I assume, is why their siopao sauce is only candy and has no umami and salty taste. Its bola-bola is hefty and has that juicy meatbally ulam style much like Ling Nam’s. I can see bits of carrots, chives, fats bits, chorizo slices, and unsalted duck egg.

It’s positively not the perfect bola-bola siopao I’ve tasted, however it’s a good siopao with a come-on of being the biggest one you’ll most likely ever get to strive. We truly tried including a little bit of kecap manis on their siopao sauce to offer it a bit extra umami and saltiness, and it certainly enhance Wan Kee Bakery’s jumbo siopao’s style.

WAI YING

PRICE: ₱110.00 • BRANCHES: BINONDO 7AM – 10PM / 168 MALL DIVISORIA 10AM – 6PM / DIVISORIA MALL 10AM – 6PM / LUCKY CHINATOWN MALL 10AM – 8PM • CONTACT NO.: +63 (917) 188-1658


Wai Ying Tai Pao Siopao Bola-Bola

Wai Ying made its title on the Binondo meals scene with their dumplings. Their siopao isn’t actually that well-known however their particular tai pao bola-bola packs a punch. Measuring at 5 to 6 inches in diameter, its bun is delicate and scrumptious, coating a juicy pork filling combined with shrimp, chorizo bits, unsalted duck egg, and mushrooms—exuding a smoky aroma and taste.

It has a bun to filling ratio of about 50/50, with the filling inconsistently positioned. Wai Ying’s siopao sauce is among the greatest I’ve tasted, though some discover it a bit too salty.

MA MON LUK

PRICE: ₱110.00 • ADDRESS: BANAWE, QUEZON AVEOPENING HOURS: 9AM – 9PM • CONTACT NO: (02) 8712-3560


Ma Mon Luk Special Siopao Asado Ma Mon Luk Special Siopao Asado

Top-of-the-line siopaos in Metro Manila is Ma Mon Luk’s particular siopao asado. At round 4.5 to five inches in diameter, it’s huge and could be shared, however I’m positively not sharing mine.

Its bun is delicate however nonetheless has some mass, making it chewy. However, actually, its filling is the place it shines. Their siopao is crammed with strandy and tender pork asado with slices of crimson salted egg. It’s so simple as that however its style—candy, salty, stuffed with taste, however with a subtlety that makes it actually, actually good. Their siopao sauce is kind of atypical, but it surely enhances Ma Mon Luk’s siopao fairly nicely. Their bun to filling ratio is at about 50 to 50.

As of this writing their Quezon Avenue department in Quezon Metropolis is the lone department that’s open. The unique Ma Mon Luk Quiapo is beneath renovation and has an indication that claims it can reopen on 2022. Sadly, it’s nonetheless closed as much as this date.



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