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Bicol Food Trip? Toasted Siopao from Naga's 3N Bakery and TatyStar in Quezon City
Tutubi just loves unplanned trips even just changing his usual route driving around town. It's at hidden corners and not the usual streets where he's "discovered" hidden gems of places, restaurants and hole-in-the-wall eateries and food trip places, one of which is this bakery selling toasted siopao from Naga City, Camarines Sur somewhere near UP Teachers Village in Quezon City.
This is a long-pending post. Tutubi was only reminded only when Kapuso Mo Jessica Soho featured this "delicacy"...err...bicol specialty on her GMA magazine show.
still hot toasted siopao showing pork asado filling
How to make toasted siopao? Toasted Siopao recipe is straightforward:
Toasted siopao, unlike regular siopao that comes in bola-bola or asado variants, is made from wheat flour thus the bread-like texture. Asado pork filling, sourced from Bicol, is stuffed then the dough with filling is baked until toasted and brown-colored.
Price is PhP8/piece
Where to buy toasted siopao in Manila:
#45 Anonas Extension, Brgy Sikatuna, Quezon City
Telephone Number: +63.2.386.9604
Door 1 Dahlia Ave., West Fairview, Quezon City
Telephone Number: +63.2.466.0750
#61 CK Bldg. Visayas Ave., Brgy Vasra, Quezon City
Telephone Number: +63.2.466.1325
Remarks: No delivery and not yet ready for franchising.
Alabang fronting Star Mall, 1780 Muntinlupa City
Telephone Number: 0917 809 2659
Store hours: 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
with branches in Pilar, Las Pinas, R. Tirona, J. Elizalde,
Presidents avenue in BF Homes Paranaque