|Alternative names||Salapao (Thailand)|
|Place of origin||Philippines|
Siopao (simplified Chinese: 烧包; traditional Chinese: 燒包; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: sio-pau) is a Hokkien term for bāozi (包子), literally meaning "steamed buns". It is a famous Chinese-Filipino snack sold mostly in Chinese restaurants or by sidewalk vendors in the Philippines. It has also been incorporated into Thai cuisine where it is called salapao (Thai: ซาลาเปา). It is also a favorite in Hawaii where it is called manapua.
A popular food item in the Philippines and Thailand, siopao and salapao do not require utensils to eat and can be consumed on-the-go. Like bāozi, there are different varieties based on stuffing: Asado or bola-bola (which may use pork, chicken, beef, shrimp or salted duck egg). There is also a baked variety.
- Bāozi, the Chinese version of the steamed bun.
- Mandarin roll
- Bánh bao
- List of buns
- List of steamed foods
- Food portal
- Frances Lorraine Haw-Ang (August 25, 2010). "Top 10 Siopao in Manila". www.spot.ph. Retrieved 21 December 2010.
- "Salapao – Chinese Steamed Buns". www.thaizer.com/. January 15, 2010. Retrieved 21 December 2010.
- Robert Colinares (September 30, 2008). "Siopao (Steam Buns)". www.filipino-food-lovers.com. Retrieved 21 December 2010.