|Alternative names||Salapao (Thailand), Manapua (Hawaii)|
|Place of origin||Philippines|
|0.33 kcal (1 kJ)|
Siopao (simplified Chinese: 烧包; traditional Chinese: 燒包; Cantonese Yale: sīu-bāau; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: sio-pau; lit. 'hot bun'; Tagalog pronunciation: [ˈʃopaʊ]), is the Philippine cuisine indigenized version of the Cantonese steamed bun called cha siu bao.In Chinese, it is called baozi. Siopao was introduced to the Philippines by Ma Mon Luk, a Cantonese immigrant, in 1918. Ma started selling it in the streets and gave samples from door to door, as well as free food for disaster victims. He eventually opened a small restaurant that became very popular and became part of the Filipino community with this food. Baozi became known in the Philippines as siopao. It is popular to both Chinese and Filipino restaurants and it is commonly part of dim sum cuisine.
Siopao is a popular snack sold mostly by bakeries and vendors and in many Chinese restaurants and eateries in the Philippines. There are various varieties based on the filling: pork asado or bola-bola (a combination of pork, chicken, beef, shrimp or salted duck egg). There are a variety of ways to bake it. 
In other countries
The Chinese version of Siopao is a vegetable or meat-filled baozi. During the Three Kingdoms period in China between 220 and 256 A.D., Baozi was first produced. Originally, Siopao was called mantou or flour-head.
There is a similar derivative in Thai cuisine called salapao (Thai: ซาลาเปา), which is sometimes made with a sweet filling for a dessert. It is also a favorite in Hawaii where it is called manapua.
- Cha siu bao
- Bāozi, the Chinese version of the steamed bun.
- Ma Mon Luk
- List of buns
- List of steamed foods
- Food portal
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