Your Go-To Snack’s New Found Savor!

Filipinos love Chinese foods! That’s for sure.

A lot of their local dishes can be found in almost every corner of our country. And one of the most known Chinese food here is kuapao.

Kuapao is basically a steamed bun with sweet filling of pork inside. It is popular among Filipinos as a go-to snack since it can be brought in the streets and many convenience stores.

And to give this famous snack a new twist, this bangus asado siopao will do just the trick!

It’s easy to make and it will give this go-to snack a new savor.

Believe me, you won’t regret this.

Bangus Asado In Steamed Mantou


400g Sarangani Bay Milkfish Fillet

(skin removed & cut into small chunks)

1 ½ cups water

¼ cup soy sauce

1 Tbsp oyster sauce

¼ cup Chinese cooking wine

1 Tbsp garlic, minced

2 Tbsp ginger, sliced

1 star anise

½ cup sugar

¼ cup cornstarch dissolved in ½ cup cold water

1 cup picked mustasa leaves (sold in Chinese delis)

10 pieces mantou bread (sold in Chinese delis)


In a saucepan, place water. Add soy sauce, oyster sauce, Chinese wine, garlic, ginger, star anise and sugar. Put to a slow boil for 20 minutes.

Remove from the sauce garlic, ginger and star anise. Slowly add the cornstarch mixture. Cook until thick. Set aside ¾ cup of the sauce. Add the bangus chunks in the remaining sauce and cookover low heat for 8 minutes.

Remove from heat and set aside to cool.

Slice mantou bread and fill with a tablespoon of picked mustasa leaves. Place 2 spoonful of filling and sandwich together. Repeat with the remaining bread.

Place prepared filled mantous and steam for 15 minutes. Serve warm.

* Serving Size: 10 servings