siopao toast


had a midnight craving and found a chowking siopao in the freezer. i couldn’t turn the stove on (maybe out of gas) to steam it so i went to the oven toaster instead. so from an asado siopao it became an asado roll. paired it with soda. good! i wanted to pair it with instant mami but couldn’t find any in the cupboard.

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  1. Guagua Girl says:

    man, that looks really good …

    do you like asado better than siopao bola-bola? i haven't found a siopao as good as the one i had growing up in manila. it was from a chinese restaurant in sta. cruz called hen wa. last time i checked (when we were in college) the place was converted into a mcdo. there's a place in chinatown (NYC) that's kinda close but they don't have the brown sauce that really seals the deal.

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  2. Betis Boy says:

    i forgot the name of the store but is this the one where the siopao comes from a big green cardboard box? wow, those are the best-tasting siopao from ongpin ever. when you go home let's do a binondo food tour. it's about time you Kats ate some cats again. he.he.

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  3. Betis Boy says:

    hey, i just remembered, aside from the fries and bus rides, we forged our friendship in chinatown (manila), right? for my research on aphrodisiacs sold by chinese traditional drugstores. or was it roxas boulevard (to pick up stuff from US embassy)? I remember you were kind enough to leave the comforts of diliman for the grime of manila. for all its ugliness and blight, manila has its charms. just don't make me live there.

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  4. Guagua Girl says:

    roxas boulevard ā€” jeepney rides and long lines at the u.s. embassy. also, we had to wait for a jeepney that had the seats next to the driver available because you wouldn't go inside šŸ˜›

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  5. Guagua Girl says:

    hmm, i can't remember if they came in the green boxes. i just remember that the restaurant was right in front one of the very jollibees in the country. when it closed, i went to ma mon luk but, though the siopao there was good, too, it just wasn't quite the same as the one at hen wa … YES, we definitely should take a binondo food tour. I LOVE FOOD TOURS! šŸ˜€

    and NO, siopaos don't have cats in them. that's a LIE my uncle used to tell me when i was a kid. he also said the white paper underneath the siopao was used salompas and that siopao makers shape the dough underneath their armpits šŸ˜›

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  6. Betis Boy says:

    ha.ha. bless your uncle. he was telling the truth! šŸ˜›

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