Puto pao (steamed rice cake with pork filling)

4 servings
Very Easy
30 min

This delicious Filipino dainty uses the batter of puto and a filling of siopao that is why it is called Puto Pao.



1) Pork Filling :

2) Puto Pao :

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Preparation15 min
Cook time15 min
  • 1) In a wok/pan, heat the oil then add the onions. Cook in high head for about half a minute.
  • Add all the other ingrediencts, except cornstarch and barbecued pork. Allow to cook for another minute.
  • Add the cornstarch to thicken the sauce. Then mix in the diced cooked pork. Set aside and cool.
  • 2) Line the puto molds or individual silicon muffin cups with cupcake liners or cut banana leaves.
  • In a bowl, mix all the ingredients together, except the pork filling, until smooth. Fill 1/4 of the molds/cups with the puto batter. Then carefully put a teaspoon of the pork filling at the center of the batter.
  • Add more puto batter in the molds/cups until it is 3/4 full. Place the puto molds in a steamer. Cover it with a wet towel before putting on the steamer cover.
  • Steam for approximately 10-15 minutes.
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