Much like the Dong Bei Dumplings, Shanghai Fried Siopao is another popular spot in Binondo and is also part of the Binondo Food Wok by Mr Ivan Dy. And just like Dong Bei, I didn’t really expect that we will be welcomed by an overwhelming amount of people queuing in a very long line just to buy this Siopao. What really makes their siopao really special? This is not a restaurant by the way and it’s just a small store that caters various Chinese products including uncooked siomai, kikiam and of course their very own signature fried siopao. Since I find their siopao really intriguing , I decided to enter that long queue and wait for more or less 30 minutes before I finally had my turn.
Each Siopao costs Php18.00 and I think I bought 2 dozens of these fried siopao so I will have pasalubong for my siblings and nephews too. The shop is too small which is just good enough to accommodate their workers. You can large pans where the siopao are being fried (only the bottom part of the siopao is being fried so it will have that signature crispy part). I thought I will be disappointed as they looked like an ordinary siopao and there seems nothing special about it until I took a first bite. It is filled with bola-bola (minced pork) and is surprisingly watery inside.I’m not really a big fan of Bola-balo and I prefer the Asado Siopao but this one is an exemption. It tastes really great that I was able to finish two of them while we are on our way to Kipuja St to visit the Kuang Kong Temple. Now, I know why people are so crazy of their siopao and once I get back to Binondo, I will definitely visit this place again and I wouldn’t mind waiting for another 30 minutes or so.
Next Entry: Kuang Kong Temple
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Binondo Church │Plaza San Lorenzo Ruiz│Nuestra Señora Dela Soledad De Manila Parish │Cafe Mezzanine │Seng Guan Temple│Lion and Dragon Dances │Lucky China Town │Cosplayers In Binondo│Sto Cristo De Longos De Binondo│Dong Bei Dumplings │Shanghai Fried Siopao│Kuang Kong Temple│Sta Cruz Parish Church │Sincerity Restaurant │Ho-Land & Eng Bee Tin