“Got enough space in your tummy? You gotta try this out… “
Here is a gigantic twist to the much-popular and Filipino-adopted Chinese siopao: Gourmet Pao. Mikaela Lagdameo-Martinez may be a model and a mom, but she has transformed the humble siopao into something crazy and tempting, all with the help of her husband Jose Martinez. If you have a giant siopao, you would certainly feel that you are treated to a giant’s feast.
Gourmet Pao is made of fresh wheat and regular dough with various fillings. It does not come with a sauce too because the filling itself will be enough to satisfy the taste buds’ craving for flavor.
There are about sixteen flavors that food enthusiasts can try. Some popular varieties are: spam, cheese, egg, Pesto-Veggie, chicken, mix of chorizo, ham and cheese and many others. These come either in wheat or white bun. There are also the mushroom and sisig varieties perfect for those who want their siopao eaten with a bottle of cold beer. The names of these siopaos also come in fancy names so it would be best to read the menu and the combination inside to get the flavor that you really want to eat.
While this steamed bun is not the typical siopao everyone grew up with, it is gaining more popularity among the food enthusiasts and accidental discoverers. Apart from offering a twist to the popular Dimsum favorite, it is also an instant saver for those who need to feed a few people quickly. The 7-inch bun is filling and delicious, making it a hit in parties and small gatherings.
At the present, the business has expanded and various kiosks all over the country are also opened. Those who want to make a business out of this delicious treat may get in touch with them through their contact numbers and e-mails.