Homemade Puto Pao Recipe

Homemade Puto Pao Recipe

Homemade Puto Pao Recipe


For the batter:
3 large eggs
500 grams all purpose flour
250 grams white sugar
1/4 cup baking powder
1 cup powdered milk
3 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled
2 1/2 cups water

For the filling:
500 grams flaked pork
2 tablespoons cooking oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon cornstarch
1/2 cup soy sauce
1 piece star anise
1 piece laurel leaf
For the toppings:
Cheddar cheese, sliced
4 salted eggs, sliced


Making the batter:

  1. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, and baking powder. Pour in water and powdered milk, then stir well.
  2.  Add in the eggs and butter then mix until well blended. Set aside.

Making the filling:

  1. In a pan, heat oil and saute garlic until aromatic. Add flaked pork and cook for 3 minutes, stirring often. Add the rest of the filling ingredients and cook until pork is tender and the sauce has thickened.
  2. Once filling is ready, discard anise and laurel. Set aside.


  1. Prepare steamer, or use a large wok with a plate or a metal rack set atop some water.
  2.  In muffin cups (lined or greased depending on preference), pour a little amount of batter then add a tablespoon of filling. Cover the filling with another amount of batter until cup is nearly all the way full. Top with salted egg and cheese.
  3.  Steam for 10 to 15 minutes or until done. Puto-pao are done when the tops have domed and are soft and springy to the touch, and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.


Credit to: thetummytrain

Bulalo Beef Pares Recipe

Bulalo Beef Pares Recipe

Bulalo Beef Pares Recipe

  • 3 lbs. beef shank
Ingredients for boiling
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 6 cups water
  • 1 yellow onion, wedged
Ingredients for sauteeing
  • 1 yellow onion, minced
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 thumb ginger, minced
  • 4 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 4 to 5 pieces star anise
  • 3 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 4 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 3 cups garlic fried rice.
  1. Pour water into a pressure cooker. Let boil,
  2. Add wedged onion, ground black pepper, and salt.
  3. Put the beef shank in the pressure cooker. Cover and pressure cook for 20 to 30 minutes.
  4. Remove the beef shank. Set the beef stock aside.
  5. In a clean pot, heat oil.
  6. Saute garlic, onion, and ginger.
  7. Add the boiled beef shank. Cook for 1 minute.
  8. Pour soy sauce and 1¾ cups of beef stock (water used to boil beef) into the pot. Let boil. Cover and then cook in medium heat for 8 minutes.
  9. Add star anise. Cook for 12 minutes. Remove the star anise from the pot.
  10. Add brown sugar. Stir. Cook for 3 to 5 minutes.
  11. Add salt and ground black pepper to taste.
  12. Transfer to a serving bowl. Serve with garlic fried rice and beef stock (soup).