My friend told me that there is a new bake shop near her village that is always packed with so many customers. She also said that they sell steamed and toasted siopao which was not that very common in their community.
If I could remember it right, whenever my parents would go home to their province in Bicol, they would bring home those cute little toasted siopao. I just did not know if they are the same with the one my friend was telling about.
On my way home, I passed by TatyStar Bakery. There was not any customer that time so I decided to buy even just one of their Toasted Siopao just to experience it.
A piece cost 8 pesos only and the size is similar to a pandesal. Aside from that, they also sell a variety of bread like ensaymada and Spanish bread. I wanted to buy the last piece of Spanish bread but the lady told me that it has been lying there for quite some time now so it may not be as fresh.
I appreciated her gesture because it only means that this place is not just after sales but customer's satisfaction.
When I finally tasted their toasted siopao, it was good especially it was freshly made. The filling was intact and it also has hard-boiled egg in it. It didn't taste the usual Asado siopao that is a little sweetish but it was fine.
Their toasted siopao is a perfect "pasalubong" and perfect "baon". Best eaten while it's hot.
Date of Visit: 2012-09-12