|Alternative names||Salapao (Thailand), Manapua (Hawaii)|
|Place of origin||Philippines|
Siopao (simplified Chinese: 烧包; traditional Chinese: 燒包; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: sio-pau; Tagalog pronunciation: [ˈʃupaʊ]), literally meaning "hot bun", is the Philippine indigenized version of the Cantonese steamed bun called cha siu bao.
It is a popular snack sold mostly by bakeries and vendors and in many Chinese restaurants and eateries in the Philippines. There are different varieties based on the filling: pork asado or bola-bola (a combination of pork, chicken, beef, shrimp or salted duck egg). There is also a baked variety.
An old urban legend or canard alleges that siopao is made from cat meat, due to the relative cheapness of siopao and anti-Chinese prejudice.
In other countries
There is a similar derivative in Thai cuisine called salapao (Thai: ซาลาเปา). Salapao are 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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