Siopao is a Hokkien term for baozi
, literally meaning "steamed buns". It is a famous Filipino-Chinese snack
. It has also been incorporated into Thai cuisine where it is called salapao
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 baozi, there are different varieties based on stuffing: Asado or bola-bola (which may use pork
, shrimp or salted duck
eggs). There is also a baked variety.