siopao bola bola on a baking sheet with white jug of siopao sauce on the side
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Cheater's Siopao Bola-Bola

Cheater's Siopao Bola Bola made easy using refrigerated biscuits, meatballs, and quail eggs. These steamed buns are so fluffy and delicious with so little effort and in under 30 minutes!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Servings: 8 Servings
Calories: 249kcal
Author: Lalaine Manalo


  • 1 tube (8 each) jumbo refrigerated biscuits
  • 8 pieces frozen meatballs, thawed
  • 8 pieces quail eggs, hard-boiled and peeled

For the Sauce

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • salt to taste


  • Open the tube of refrigerated biscuits and separate each dough. With hands or a rolling pin, flatten dough to about 3-inch diameter.
  • Place a meatball and an egg on center of each flattened dough and pull edges to center. With hands, twist edges to fully enclose filling.
  • Place each dough balls seam side down on 3 x 3-inch cut parchment paper and arrange in a single layer on a steamer basket at about 1 to 2 inches apart.
  • In bottom part of steamer, add water and 1 tablespoon of vinegar for every liter of water.
  • Place the steamer basket over the pot of water, cover, and steam for about 10 to 15 minutes or until buns are puffed and tops are shiny. Remove from steamer and serve hot with sauce.

For the Sauce

  • In a saucepan, combine water, sugar, soy sauce, cornstarch, oil, and salt to taste, Stir until sugar and corn starch are dissolved.
  • Over medium heat, bring to a boil. Continue to cook, whisking regularly to prevent lumps, for about 2 to 4 minutes or until thickened.


Calories: 249kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 924mg | Potassium: 144mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 2.1mg