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Top 10 Siopao in Manila
Where to get soft, yummy pork buns? We guide you to the best siopao spots in Manila.
By: Frances Lorraine Haw-Ang   |   Published on: Aug 25, 2010 - 9:00am

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The word siopao was actually a localized term coined after the Chinese dimsum called "bao-zi." It may be translated as "hot buns" in the Chinese dialect Hokkien. This popular snack is best enjoyed hot, right after it's taken out of the steamer.

Pinoys love asado siopao, as well as those which use quality meat with a little fat and delicious fillers. While most stores in Binondo may dominate the list, we've found the top spots for siopao places outside Chinatown:

10. Suzhou Dumplings
Address: Ground floor Food Court, Promenade, Greenhills Shopping Center, San Juan
Tel. No. 744-3546 (Promenade)
Operating Hours: 10 a.m.- 11 p.m.
Price: P25 (Regular Asado Siopao)

Suzhou Dumplings is known for its Xiao Long Pao, their Asado Siopao makes for a wonderful afternoon treat. The pork asado chunks are bigger than usual and the bread has a nice chewy texture. The filling is amde of pure pork with very little fat, making it a good choice for the health-conscious. They also have mini asado paos that the kids and kid-at-heart would love.

9. Emerald Garden
Address: 1170 Roxas Boulevard, Manila
Tel. No. 523-8510 to 14
Operating Hours: 7 a.m.- 2 p.m., 6p.m.- 10 p.m.
Price: P99 (Tai Pao)


This is one siopao that's worth the travel and the wait. Emerald Garden staff will tell you to order your Tai Pao in advance as it can go really fast. One order of the huge and heavy Tai Pao is generously filled with asado, chicken, meatball, chorizo, and salted egg. It comes with a very tasty sauce that makes you feel like you're enjoying a main dish instead of a steamed dimsum. Their bun is also very fluffy and soft.

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128 Comments
  • feihong0000
    ma mon luk da best!
    2 months ago     Reply  
  • ronald abanilla
    wag kayo kakain ng siopao from 7 eleven, nakita ko gawin un napakarumi at baboy. seven dragons pangalan ng supplier nila
    5 months ago     Reply  
  • eliboy
    Try the fried siopao in Caloocan 2nd ave. taste better than Lingnam's for only 20 bucks.
    Oct 23 2012 @ 09:51pm     Reply  
  • armitage
    try mann hann's taipao... super yummy! nasama pa chowking, very ordinary.. buy ka na lng sa 7/11 mas mura pa kesa chowking ganun din nman quality..
    Oct 02 2012 @ 04:00pm     Reply  
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  • tagomi
    sa akin kowloon pa rin ang THE BEST! sana hindi mgbabago.
    Aug 24 2012 @ 08:12am     Reply  
  • Frustrated Siopao boy
    For real?!!!!!! you call this a siopao review???!!! What happend to ma mon luk's siopao???!! I insist that you put it at number 0. This robbery is bigger than pacman bradley.
    Aug 13 2012 @ 12:45am     Reply  
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  • tak
    you didn't check out Wai Ying's taipao. Its HUGE!!
    Jul 14 2012 @ 11:48pm     Reply  
  • Vanessa
    My favorite spot to have siopao is at Tin Hao Dimsum, I am usually particular with the dough and only at Tin Hao Dimsum do they make it the best! Their meat filling is equally delicious din! Sa tingin ko karamihan ng tindahan ng Tin Hao Dimsum ay nasa loob ng mga Puregold hypermarkets, sa may food court area. Meron din siya sa 2nd floor ng V-Mall sa Greenhills, sa may bentahan ng mga cellphone. Paborito ko sa kanila ay ang original Asado Siopao, at ang Cuapao nila... hindi ko na kailangan dumalaw sa Binondo para sa masarap and authentic na Cuapao!! May bago pa nga sila nilabas nung Holy Week, kakatry ko lang yung Tuna siopao nila, masarap kasi may anghang!
    Apr 17 2012 @ 07:39pm     Reply  
  • gooey buttercake
    You should try CIFU Asian Cooking at Pedro Gil and Banawe. The meat is full and the dough fantastic! They even have mini siopaos called siopitas for gifting.
    Apr 09 2012 @ 12:23pm     Reply  
  • Doc Aga
    Tin Hao Dimsum siopaos are the best! http://www.tinhaodimsum.com
    Mar 14 2012 @ 03:30pm     Reply  
  • lou reyes
    may delivery ba kayo sa las pinas city? nakakamis ang jumbo pao da Best!!
    Dec 04 2011 @ 09:13pm     Reply  
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  • wtmanalo
    Kowloon Jumbo Pao pa rin ang pinakamasarap.
    Nov 28 2011 @ 11:58am     Reply  
  • amazingracern
    I like Ma Mon Luk's Siopao Asado much better than Ling Nam. Never tried Ling Nam's Siopao Bola-bola, i must try this one! But for a real taste of complete siopao experience! I highly recommend Kowloon's Jumbo Pao. The best! Super sulit! :)
    Nov 25 2011 @ 01:51pm     Reply  
  • isabel
    I love Kowloon jumbo pao, sulit na sulit......7-11 pwede na din kaso antipid sa sauce...chowking is a so-so, probably because its availability kaya na-consider but it is really a blah. A really good siopaw should taste good from bun right thru the filling sealed with asado sauce.
    Oct 17 2011 @ 02:29pm     Reply  
  • angel
    ayoko ng 711 maalat ang timpla nila sa siopao baka makakidney stone ako.pwede na henlin sa akin kasi very very meticulous ako sa lasa ng siopaornSaan pa ba may masarap siopao ?rn
    Jul 24 2011 @ 06:26pm     Reply  
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  • angel
    ayoko ng 711 maalat ang timpla nila sa siopao baka makakidney stone ako.pwede na henlin sa akin kasi very very meticulous ako sa lasa ng siopaornSaan pa ba may masarap siopao ?rn
    Jul 24 2011 @ 06:26pm     Reply  
  • papichulo168
    I can't believe it. You don't have a top 10 list of the best fastfood spaghetti in the Metro!
    Jul 18 2011 @ 09:50pm     Reply  
  • doc danny
    ChowKing siopao? You must be kidding! it made the list not believable! Chowking is not a Chinese restaurant..it does not taste Chinese at all! very cheap taste!rnrnrnrnrnrnrnrnrnrnrnrnrnrnrn
    May 11 2011 @ 07:43pm     Reply  
  • tweetz
    bakit wala sa list ang Mamon Luk at Hen Lin?
    May 06 2011 @ 08:26pm     Reply  
  • masternijedi
    asado and bola2 siopao of chocful of nuts-greenhills are my favorite! love love love!!!
    Apr 24 2011 @ 12:59am     Reply  
  • felicia
    Siopao in Wan Kee Bakery located in Binondo near Ongpin is probably the BEST in the Philippines! Should try it!
    Apr 09 2011 @ 09:01am     Reply  
  • pacoy
    I would have expected Jade to be in this list. I love how soft the buns are. It's even better than Masuki/Ma Mon Luk in my opinion. I'm surprised that Chowking Siopao is here. Don't really like the texture of the buns.
    Apr 03 2011 @ 07:15pm     Reply  
  • byp
    to me..northpark is the best!
    Mar 12 2011 @ 09:15pm     Reply  
  • mercedes
    I have been living in the US for almost 23 years. Back in the Philippines, Ma Mon Luk was my favorite Siopao and Mami place when I was little. I have been trying to get that Ma Mon Luk Asado flavor which is the same taste as in the sauce. I am not referring to soy sauce, brown sugar or oyster sauce flavor, it is something else. I read some recipes that call for star anise. I created my own recipe and kept on changing it. Hopefully one day, I will get that flavor that is missing.
    Feb 01 2011 @ 04:46am     Reply  
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  • jmie
    MAMONLUK is still the best until now. Next I would say would be Binonda house by Ma. And Northpark.
    Jan 15 2011 @ 06:44pm     Reply  
  • juetenglord
    Di na masarap ang siopao sa ma mon luk, I agree with ling nam.....pero yung sa chowking dapat hen lin, o kaya yung siop[ao sa pinsec house or yung fried siopao sa may mrt recto station!! : )
    Jan 10 2011 @ 06:28pm     Reply  
  • tyler
    Hap Chan's siopao is still the best! It has its soft and not so thick bun like the regular ones, the sweet pork filling is delicious, it really satifies my cravings!
    Dec 03 2010 @ 10:31pm     Reply  
  • olivert
    Ying Ying along Dasmarinas st.manila Taipao is the Best try it. around P60/each worth it!!!
    Nov 16 2010 @ 04:06pm     Reply  
  • igan
    bakit walang ma mon luk at mr ube siopao?
    Oct 18 2010 @ 11:19pm     Reply   Hide replies
    • drewso
      Mamonluk is just the same with Masuki
      1 month ago     Reply  
  • shawie
    try ko ulet tikman ang siopao ng ma mun luk pero ang dko makakalimutan ang mami nila it was early in the morning masakit ang tyan ko gus2 ko humigop ng sabaw ma mun luk quiapo ang baho ng sabaw ng mami parang ang panghi ewan amoy medyas na d nalabhan yuck amoy pa lang kakawalang gana inulit-ulit ko pang amuyin kung ganito ba talaga sabaw nila dko na nireklamo umalis na lang ako sayang d cya nagalaw!
    Oct 18 2010 @ 04:06am     Reply  
  • shawie
    FOR ME KOWLOON JUMBO PAO IS MY NUMBER 1 FAVORITE CONSISTENT CLA SA TINAPAY AT DAMENG KARNE SA LOOB KAYA KONG HULAAN KAHIT WALANG BALOT PARE-PAREHO ANG SIOPAO NG KOWLOON HANGAN NGAUN D NAGBABAGO! HAY KAKAGUTOM!
    Oct 18 2010 @ 03:54am     Reply  
  • Jopak
    You should try the siopao of Wah Sun!!! The sipao is soooo large and so yummy!!!!
    Sep 23 2010 @ 09:08pm     Reply  
  • Myrna
    Kowloon Jumbo Siopao is my hubby;s favorite..
    Sep 22 2010 @ 11:28pm     Reply  
  • ten
    chowking is the dirties.... pinagtawan pa ako nung nagcomplain ako.... i saw a bubog of bottle ha and they said ako ang naglagay.... hahahaha.... never eat that again.... yak!
    Sep 19 2010 @ 11:26pm     Reply  
  • dyakityan
    im sure you did not do your research well! where the hell is Ma Mon Luk? these is one of the existing pioneers of mami and siopao originating way back 1920, built by a cantonese school teacher that migrated in philippines. Tangina with the CHOWKING,basura! hindi pa pinapanganak mga owners ng mga nasa listahan mo siopao na tinda nito...
    Sep 19 2010 @ 09:28pm     Reply  
  • siopao fan
    i think others should read the article thoroughly before commenting. the author obviously mentioned that masuki is from the same familiy as ma mon luk and a lot would still look for ma mon luk on the list. it's funny rnrnwhile i dont agree that chowking should be in the list and emerald should rank as #1 i respect the judgement of spot and agree with kainoa, this is depending on the taste of spot.ph and their goal is to give readers more option on where they can enjoy siopao. peace
    Sep 12 2010 @ 01:15am     Reply  
  • Kainoa
    Alam niyo yung Manila? Kaya nga sinabing in Manila diba? Kung ayaw niyo sa list ng Spot,gumawa kayo ng sarili niyo like duh.Nagkataon lang na mas nagustuhan nila yung mga pagkaing nasa list na yan.Iba-iba tayo ng panlasa.Wag ganun.Hindi naman sinasabi ng Spot na mag-agree kayo sa kanila diba? Gumawa lang sila for entertainment,features and guide to tourists or local residents para maexplore ang Manila.
    Sep 10 2010 @ 11:44pm     Reply  
  • Siopao
    Ma Mon Luk should be on this list
    Sep 10 2010 @ 09:56pm     Reply  
  • stupidAARON
    @aaron Of course Gourmet Pao is not going to include. Because we are SPEAKING about the TRADITIONAL SIOPAO in the METRO
    Sep 09 2010 @ 08:32am     Reply  
  • joshlim
    yes ma mon luk shoul be on the top 3...ive tried a very good siopao in arraulo st. near greenhills and another one at the back of 168 in divisoria, its a small store that fries siopao, 15bucks each but so so good...
    Sep 08 2010 @ 08:03pm     Reply  
  • wasak
    MA MON LUK! THE BEST! BAKIT WALA? OLATS NAMAN YANG CHOWKING..PURO TINAPAY LANG E GRRRR
    Sep 08 2010 @ 06:04pm     Reply  
  • l
    ma mon luk is # 1
    Sep 08 2010 @ 05:09pm     Reply  
  • hungryaleks
    i love kowloon siopaos! these warm buns always bring me back to my childhood in the 80's!
    Sep 07 2010 @ 07:02pm     Reply  
  • purrplemarga
    AND WHERE IS MAXIM'S JUMBO SIOPAO ON THE LIST???....I USUALLY LOVE OTHER FOOD ITEMS IN THE CHOWKING MENU BUT MAAANNNNN....NOT A FAN OF THEIR SIOPAO AT ALL...IT'S A RUN-OF-THE-MILL BUN IF YOU ASK ME...I LOVE THEIR NOODLES THOUGH
    Sep 07 2010 @ 06:13pm     Reply  
  • nekulturney
    iniintay ko ding lumabas sa list yung Ma Mon Luk siopao. I must say, it's really one of the best siopaos na natikman ko. dinadayo pa namin dati yung ma mon luk sa quezon ave (near banawe) just to get our siopao fix! hehernrnoutside manila naman, may nakain akong siopao sa calasiao, pangasinan before na sobrang sarap din. kaso, di ko maalala yung pangalan :(rnrnok din yung fried siopao sa dane's bakery in baguio :D
    Sep 07 2010 @ 03:23pm     Reply  
  • coy
    how come siopao from Charlie's (Haig St., Mandaluyong) not included? i love their siopao apart from the beef noodles.
    Sep 07 2010 @ 01:30pm     Reply  
  • PAU22
    where is ma mon luk? it should be in the number 1 spot
    Sep 07 2010 @ 01:17pm     Reply  
  • tac_squid9
    kaya walang ma mon luk kasi yung list ay outside chinatown, hehe
    Sep 07 2010 @ 12:45pm     Reply  
  • mackoy
    bakit wala luk yuen...ahh oo 7-11 ok pa kesa sa chowking..ling nam sarap din..ahh basta lahat naman yan masarap basta me beef mami...burrrppppp!!!tsalap!
    Sep 07 2010 @ 12:27pm     Reply  
  • girl
    i tried the fried siopao in manila many times already.yes its very tasteful but still nothing beats david's siopao.The dough and the meat inside is sooooo good!!!!!Sorry to all the fans of Ling Nam's siopao.Its just all dough,konti lang laman.So not worth it..
    Sep 07 2010 @ 09:41am     Reply  
  • vimvim
    try also golden fortune siopao, b4 its peace restaurant bndo.
    Sep 06 2010 @ 02:59pm     Reply  
  • John
    How about the fried siopao in Chinatown? have you ever tried this juicy siopao which are made of vegetable instead of meat...better try it
    Sep 06 2010 @ 02:49pm     Reply  
  • girl
    david's teahouse still have the best siopao here in the metro!
    Sep 06 2010 @ 09:43am     Reply  
  • Leo
    Dragon noodle house is the best, you should try their noodles as well:-)
    Sep 05 2010 @ 09:08pm     Reply  
  • peng
    you should have gone to china town binondo and have a taste of the famous fried siopao... if your looking for a different kind of siopao you should try it... even without the sauce, it's complete, it will explode inside your mouth, very flavorful and quite simple... PHP16.00 only
    Sep 05 2010 @ 07:43pm     Reply  
  • Freddie
    For me, Ma Mon Luk's siopao is the best!
    Sep 04 2010 @ 11:52pm     Reply  
  • Cla
    Emerald's siopao is the best!
    Sep 04 2010 @ 03:36pm     Reply  
  • CiscoKid
    Kaya pala nagkaloko-loko ang HOSTAGE SITUATION sa Luneta dahil sa sarap ng SIOPAO doon?
    Sep 04 2010 @ 02:40pm     Reply  
  • bbaaddoo
    thanks ozzhki for giving info re emerald resto..i was about to call them to ask for a direction bec julius babao in dzmm this morning said that napakasarap daw ng siopao ng emerald ( it was brought up bec gen lim etc stayed there during the hijacking crisis)
    Sep 04 2010 @ 01:30pm     Reply  
  • bbaaddoo
    i agree with those who said MA MON LUK should be in the list. Thanks for the info that masuki is also owned by mamonluk bec it's nearer my place in sanjuan
    Sep 04 2010 @ 01:28pm     Reply  
  • ozzhki
    ano ba naman kayo? Ang sinasabi nyo is under the league of the "c" or "d" class.

    why not skip maski twice lang ung pag kain nyo sa mga sinasabi nyo. Save nyo lang. Then go to Emerald in front of the US embassy. Order their siopao. then, you might forget that you're applying for a US visa.
    Sep 04 2010 @ 12:51pm     Reply  
  • weheh
    miyawwwww
    Sep 03 2010 @ 11:02pm     Reply  
  • ChowDMan
    What is going on? Chowking siopao? It shud not be on the top 10.
    Sep 03 2010 @ 04:47pm     Reply  
  • mara
    grabeh nakagutom makapunta na nga sa kowloon
    Sep 03 2010 @ 03:17pm     Reply  
  • bulaklak_2009
    I like siopao talaga. Try ninyo yong ROBERTO'S siopao ng Iloilo City. Masarap.
    Sep 03 2010 @ 02:59pm     Reply  
  • loydtristan
    Agree ako sa Emerald. Ok ung bola-bola nila, so meaty.

    For me, mas Ok pa ung 711 than Chowking.

    How about Ma Mon Luk's?
    Sep 03 2010 @ 01:08pm     Reply  
  • kabog
    mamon luk pa rin ang da best!!! mura pa!!! at halatang pinaghirapng gawin, hindi kagaya ng iba na makina ang gumagawa,masyadong commercialized!!! hmp!!
    Sep 03 2010 @ 12:26pm     Reply  
  • champagne11
    yep..chowking is delicious and madali pa hanapin ang mga branches.. oftentimes, we cant travel all the way to binondo
    Sep 03 2010 @ 06:10am     Reply  
  • jamboo
    Masuki - really masarap lalo na when paired with their noodles na malinamnam sabaw pa lang. grabe hindi nawawalan ng tao ang masuki. dabest dun!
    Aug 31 2010 @ 08:16pm     Reply  
  • alan
    bakit wala sa list yong Wa Sun sa manila?
    Aug 30 2010 @ 10:56pm     Reply  
  • mandarambong
    surprised that hap chan's jumbo siopad did not make the list.
    Aug 30 2010 @ 09:05pm     Reply  
  • barbie
    nauna pa sa billing ang chowking kesa emerald? baket?
    Aug 29 2010 @ 02:59pm     Reply  
  • Proudpinoy
    I don't think Chowking's siopao should be up there . Kowloon makes really great siopao. The Subic International Hotel's tea House is the best all over the country.
    Aug 29 2010 @ 02:16pm     Reply  
  • G
    Wonder why Gourmet Pao's not included. You guys better try it!
    Aug 29 2010 @ 12:11pm     Reply  
  • Mariel
    Why is Ma Mon Luk not here?(!) :( Ma Mon Luk is lord of siopao.
    Aug 29 2010 @ 12:11pm     Reply  
  • mommy
    Ma Mun Lok / Masuki should be on the top spot for being the all time favorite for more than 30 years.

    Luk Yuen and Wai Ying's Siopao are also yummy.

    Chowking's siopao has become too commercial.
    Aug 29 2010 @ 09:29am     Reply  
  • rich
    go to ILOILO, find ROBERTOs siopao, the best siopao in the world. ..No kidding
    Aug 29 2010 @ 03:01am     Reply  
  • gourmand
    MA MON LUK SIOPAO. BY FAR THE BEST!
    Aug 29 2010 @ 12:10am     Reply  
  • Binondo Rocks
    You have obviously never tried Wai Ying's Taipao or Wan Kee's Bola bola siopao.
    Aug 28 2010 @ 11:42pm     Reply  
  • arbee
    hey how come my favorite siopao place, ma mon luk, is not on the list?
    Aug 28 2010 @ 10:47pm     Reply  
  • ikay
    i like the asado siopao of dimsum n dumplings, though its on the sweet side.
    Aug 28 2010 @ 07:45pm     Reply  
  • jOyvEE
    try GLOBAKE's ASADO siopao. no need to add sauce. it has soft dough and tasty asado. taste the difference even when it's left overnight.
    small P17.50 big P22.50
    Aug 28 2010 @ 05:21pm     Reply  
  • undersiege
    this is really a joke for chowking and northpark to be there. in case you dont know your siopao abc's, take a look at the 2 siopaos. they are made with encrusting machines like rheon, hence the need for reformulation of dough to the proper consistency which sacrifices the dough softness and texture. there are also many kinds of siopao, the cantonese style which is more compact or more known as 'sticky dough type' and the shanghai style, which is more smooth. half of the best siopao brands are in binondo, not the commercial or branded ones. most are from hole in the wall restos and chinese bakeries. this looks more like an paid advertisement to me than an unbiased review.
    Aug 28 2010 @ 01:15am     Reply  
  • HampasLupa
    This list/review is a joke.

    Chowking's is included but not Ma Mon Luk's?!? Come on!

    If ever you guys got the chance to visit Iloilo City (or have friends who live there and are going back to Metro Manila), magpabili kayo ng "Queen Siopao" ng Roberto's. Sa unang kagat pa lang, parang magkaka-orgasm na kayo sa sarap, promise! Hahaha!
    Aug 27 2010 @ 10:38pm     Reply  
  • ToTo
    I've tasted them all, but sorry guys, the BEST SIOPAO in the land can be found on JM Basa Street,Iloilo City at ROBERTO'S, and called QUEEN SIOPAO.It's the equivalent of MacDonald's Big Mac but larger. It's also cheap, Seventy bucks only. Need I say more?
    Aug 27 2010 @ 08:26pm     Reply  
  • nooni
    mas masarap pa rin ang Kuilan's dito sa Davao... hehehe....
    Aug 27 2010 @ 03:56pm     Reply  
  • maya
    Goldilocks bola-bola siopao is actually quite good. For a time I got really hooked on it.
    Aug 27 2010 @ 01:30pm     Reply  
  • stereo69
    fried siopao sa binondo bakit wala....
    over rated and chowking...
    Aug 27 2010 @ 10:36am     Reply  
  • YenYen
    Try YenYen Taiwan Street Food's MINI SIOPAO!

    Four pieces of small steamed bun, filled with seasoned ground meat and vegetables.

    The small hole-in-the-wall resto is located at Granada St., Gilmore Ave. (just across Gilmore Townhomes), QC
    Aug 27 2010 @ 01:11am     Reply  
  • guTom jones
    ano beh? kumain ako sa chowkin' kanina lang..
    puro hangin ang siopao nila..the best talaga ang kowloon..siksik ang bun,mabigat sa tyan.busog!
    Aug 27 2010 @ 12:36am     Reply  
  • Denis del Callar
    CHOWKING!!!!! Seriously?!!!!! What is this? A hidden advertisement?
    Aug 27 2010 @ 12:05am     Reply  
  • porkandbeans
    true masarap ang sioppa ng ministop
    Aug 26 2010 @ 08:46pm     Reply  
  • blackonyx
    nasubukan ko ung sa le ching tea house at masarap nga sya pero ung sa kowloon hindi ako nasarapan :( i friend told me masarap daw tlga sa ma mon luk!
    Aug 26 2010 @ 04:34pm     Reply  
  • chabi
    totally agree lingnam is still the best!!!
    Aug 26 2010 @ 03:05pm     Reply  
  • Betty Boop
    Yeah I agree Ma Mon Luk siopao is no longer yummy like before. So-so na lang siya. Baka nostalgic lang ang mga tanders. Masuki by the kids(or is it apo?) of the Ma Mon Luk owners is way better.
    Aug 26 2010 @ 02:27pm     Reply  
  • levity
    tried Ma Mon Luk siopao and noodles, and it tasted, well, okay. no fireworks though. mas masarap pa nga siguro ang mga siopao sa malls.
    Aug 26 2010 @ 02:18pm     Reply  
  • lavander moon
    Ministop has great asado siopao! Also try their small Pinoy siopao -- good for dessert!!!
    Aug 26 2010 @ 01:14pm     Reply  
  • winnie velasquez
    Yeah, MA MON LUK should be no. 1 Even if so many decades ago the chizmiz was spread that the meat inside their siopao was cat's meat!!! like all other urban legends, this rumor died. As to MA MON LUK, it is still on Quezon avenue, near Sto. Domingo Church!!!
    Aug 26 2010 @ 01:10pm     Reply  
  • mackoy
    yes..7-11 is one of the best.affordable and very filling.Burrrpppp,GULP! hehehhe
    Aug 26 2010 @ 12:20pm     Reply  
  • joe
    @ Aaron, tbh, I'd be disappointed if Gourmet Pao was included. It suffers from an identity crisis, like 7-11's pizza pao. If I want sandwich, I'll order a sandwich, not bacon, cheese, egg, and other sandwich fillings encased in a siopao dough. It's also pricey, P50 for a small bao.
    Agree on this list but also agree that Mamon Luk should be there. Best dough goes to Kowloon House, b/c it has a puto texture, but it's too filling.
    Chowking, like Hen-Lin, is inconsistent, minsan ok, minsan soggy. Emerald Garden's pao are given as gifts or pasalubong. It's a meal in itself.
    Aug 26 2010 @ 12:14pm     Reply  
  • cossette
    how about the special jumbo siopao of emerald hotel in roxas blvd? the best i've tasted!
    Aug 26 2010 @ 12:14pm     Reply  
  • jeki
    mamonluk's special siopao is one of the best. :)
    Aug 26 2010 @ 11:48am     Reply  
  • Jack Spades
    I agree, MAMONLUK should be included, along quezon ave and banawe.
    Aug 26 2010 @ 11:37am     Reply  
  • Jersey
    What? #6 lang ang Kowloon? For me dapat #2 sya tapos #1 ang ma mon luk!
    Aug 26 2010 @ 10:51am     Reply  
  • Nyakers
    ..Hen Lin wala? Tapos Chowking meron?
    Aug 26 2010 @ 10:22am     Reply  
  • len
    hen lin also has siopao right? i heard they sell yummy siopaos but haven't tried it. but yey for kowloon siopao! it's really one of the best!!
    Aug 26 2010 @ 10:13am     Reply  
  • batoush
    does anybody remember the siopao of singya Toppings on the corner of Pasay Road and Quad Car Park? years back they are the best siopao asado, better than Mister Ho of the Plaza. They have "branded" the base of siopao with the smilee face.
    Aug 26 2010 @ 05:24am     Reply  
  • Jayvy
    Ma Mon Luk has the best siopao. plus the ones in 711 too
    Aug 26 2010 @ 03:08am     Reply  
  • HELLO
    no kidding, but i like the siopaos of 711, mini stop and siopao house hehehehe
    Aug 26 2010 @ 02:52am     Reply  
  • Irene
    I'm not really a big siopao fan but this makes me hungry..now I want a siopao. Thanks Spot! :)
    Aug 26 2010 @ 12:54am     Reply  
  • reby
    good choice on dragon noodle center siopao. the filling really fills the entire bun, unlike others na ampao na! try their noodles too. super sarap!
    Aug 25 2010 @ 11:21pm     Reply  
  • reby
    good choice on dragon noodle center siopao. the filling really fills the entire bun, unlike others na ampao na! try their noodles too. super sarap!
    Aug 25 2010 @ 11:21pm     Reply  
  • citygal
    ma mon luk is the same as masuki the latter is owned by the younger generation members of the ma mon luk family fyi.
    Aug 25 2010 @ 10:22pm     Reply  
  • citygal
    ma mon luk is the same as masuki the latter is owned by the younger generation members of the ma mon luk family fyi.
    Aug 25 2010 @ 10:22pm     Reply  
  • RestlessInBoston
    Ma Mon Luk is the best mami and siopao there is. I remember my Dad taking us there almost every week (Sundays) for a snack. The big bowl of mami paired with their biggest (asado or bola-bola) siopao were an absolute delight! Francis, I suggest that you should re-do this list because I can bet my bottom dollar that you didn't do an extensive research on these topic.
    Aug 25 2010 @ 10:19pm     Reply  
  • Yan Perez
    i also expected the fried siopao to be on the top of the list, but hey, not even on the honorable mentions :D
    Aug 25 2010 @ 09:21pm     Reply  
  • tinkikay
    agree, ma mon luk and henlin should be there, not a fan of chowking. will definitely try dragon noodle center. bakit walang fried siopao? the one near 168 mall is really good!
    Aug 25 2010 @ 09:16pm     Reply  
  • Yan Perez
    i agree with chowking! i have tried almost all siopaos on the list and chowking deserves its place
    Aug 25 2010 @ 09:14pm     Reply  
  • irvin john
    disagree with Chowking. mas masarap pa ang seven eleven at ministop. where's ma mon luk?
    Aug 25 2010 @ 09:10pm     Reply  
  • joeydragonlady
    what happened to hen lin and mamon luk?
    Aug 25 2010 @ 07:12pm     Reply  
  • Brent
    Where's Hen Lin??? Iba talaga ang Sarap. :)
    Aug 25 2010 @ 06:13pm     Reply  
  • aaron
    why is it Gourmet pao is not in the list?
    Aug 25 2010 @ 06:09pm     Reply  
  • Daquiri
    ...MA MON LUK siopao should be number one on the list!
    Aug 25 2010 @ 06:02pm     Reply  
  • Leonora
    ma mon luk - hindi na siya masarap. :(
    Aug 25 2010 @ 04:41pm     Reply  
  • earl
    i expected mamon luk's siopao as #1. Its not even on the list!
    Aug 25 2010 @ 04:15pm     Reply  
  • Edgar
    I second Karlo's comment. Ma Mon Luk certainly has both a historical and culinary history with regards to its siopao. Can't understand why it isn't here.
    Aug 25 2010 @ 04:00pm     Reply  
  • Karlo
    Mamon Luk's special siopao should at least be in your top 3. one of the best.
    Aug 25 2010 @ 03:45pm     Reply  
  • nunsee
    agree on the list! :) siopao is one of my all time favorites comfort food! :)
    Aug 25 2010 @ 03:44pm     Reply  
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