Colorful Puto Pao



Pork Filling
  • 1/2 Tbsp. (7.5 ml) Cooking oil
  • 1 cup (200g) Pork, ground
  • 2 tsps. (10g) Garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsps. (10g) Onion, minced
  • 1 Tbsp. (15ml) Soy sauce
  • 1 tsp. (5g) Cornstarch
  • 1/2 pack (15g) SARSAYA® Oyster Sauce
  • 4 cups (480g) All-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup (100g) Sugar, white
  • 4 Tbsps. (48g) Baking powder
  • 2 1/2 cups (625ml) Water
  • 1 cup (250ml) Evaporated milk
  • 1/4 cup (57g) Butter, unsalted
  • Food coloring (1 drop for every 3/4 cups of batter) 1 Tbsp. (15ml) Cooking oil, for brushing
  • Oil, for brushing
  • 10 slices (60g) Salted egg
  • 10 slices (30g) Cheese, small strips


  1. SAUTÉ (Pork Filling). In a hot pan, heat oil and sauté pork until lightly brown then add garlic and onion and cook until fragrant.
  2. SEASON (Pork Filling). Add soy sauce, cornstarch, and SARSAYA® Oyster Sauce. Let it cook until the cornstarch dissolves, then set aside.
  3. MIX (Batter). In a large mixing bowl, mix all-purpose flour, sugar, baking powder, water, evaporated milk, and butter. Whisk well.
  4. COLOR (Batter). Add a drop of food coloring for every 3/4 cup of batter then mix it thoroughly.
  5. SET (Batter). Using a muffin pan, brush the slots with oil and pour halfway with 2 Tablespoons of batter. Put 2 teaspoons of pork filling and cover with another 2 Tablespoons of batter.
  6. STEAM (Batter). Steam for 5 minutes, top with salted egg and cheese then steam it again for another 10 minutes.

Cooking Tips

In making multi-colored puto pao, mix in a drop of 1 or 2 shades of food color in the batter. You can get a pink shade by adding a drop of red food color or be creative and put drops of yellow and red food color into the batter to make orange puto paos.

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ajinomoto cooking_time  Cooking Time: 25 minutes ajinomoto prep_time  Preparation: 15 minutes ajinomoto servings  Servings: 10 ajinomoto size  Serving size: 2 pcs. (140g)

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Good to Know Nutrition Facts

This recipe is high in calcium because of evaporated milk.


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