Gourmet Siopao. You better believe it.
I can't believe I haven't blogged about Gourmet Pao yet... It was actually one of my first "foodie finds" when I moved to Manila last year. I was so intrigued by the fact that model/mother/wife/entrepreneur (and now certified broker!) Mikaela Lagdameo-Martinez started this business. It has been great to see Gourmet Pao expand in the last year; they now frequent food bazars and have kiosks popping up everywhere, in addition to their original delivery service. From the outside, Gourmet Pao looks like a regular siopao... Until you've broken into the fluffy dough and see that, inside the flavors are gourmet indeed. Take my 2 favorites Tuka Dekada [spicy tuna, egg, capers, cheese] and Pesto Veggie [petso, garlic, red peppers, zucchini, eggplant] as an example. Other fun flavors are Dancing Queen, Chucho and Maxi-Moo - go see for yourself what's inside!