Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Siopao and Siomai

There is this little place in Greenhills Shopping Center near the post office called Siopao Boy by Masuki. Masuki is owned by the descendants of Ma Mon Luk. I remember the big siomai in Assumption and the asado siopao with the sweet sauce which we also used for the siomai. I have feeling Ma Mon Luk was their supplier because the siopao and siomai taste the same!
So today.... I ordered the siomai and it had that same texture.... all meat with a little crunch, probably water chesnut or singkamas. Then just squeezed calamansi over the it and poured the sweet sauce. YUM! Although the siomai was a little smaller in Siopao Boy, than in Masuki in Madison and Ongpin( both branches have the same jumbo size as the ones I used to eat in Assumption). I haven't tried the food in Ma Mon Luk, Quezon Avenue and near Quaipo Church.

The Siopao Boy siopao is a smaller version of the BIG siopao in Assumption, with flaked sweet pork asado meat. If you like the siopao in Floating Island, Makati Med, then you will like the one made by Siopao Boy/Masuki.

My favorite siomai in Metro Manila is the one from Kirin in Bonifacio High Street. It has big chunks of pork, glistening fat and fresh shrimps. You can not compare the all meat version of Siopao Boy and Kirin because they are two different kinds.

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