This Mantou Slider Recipe Is the Love Children of Cheeseburgers and Siopao

Talia Cortez (@taliacor)

Meya Cortez (@meyarrr), Jerome Jocson (@emowredge)

Jica Simpas (@jicasimpas)

There’s something about siopao buns that just make the hand-held dish so good. The flavor, the fluffiness, and the density make it a great vehicle for savory (and sweet!) fillings. So we thought, hey, what else can we put in a siopao? Sisig? Something to make it a dessert siopao? But after a few suggestions were thrown—and a voice of support from someone in the team’s mom listening in on our meeting in the background—we decided to make cheeseburger siopao. (Sorry, correction; we’re calling these babies “mantou sliders.”)

This is the only man(tou) I’ll let slide(r) into my DM’s.

To marry the flavors together, we snuck in a little bit of five spice to give it a familiar Asian kick. But everything else just follows a simple burger procedure. It looks like we just made hamburger patties, slapped some cheese on them, and put them in mantou buns. And we’re not denying it; that’s what makes these sliders so easy to put together for a quick meal.

Mantou Sliders Recipe



Serving Size

4-6 people

Active Time

40 mins

Total Time

40 mins

Instructions for Mantou Sliders

  1. Preheat broiler or oven to 450F.
  2. On a sheetpan lined with parchment paper, spread out the ground beef into one even, thin layer, then score the beef into 9 even squares.
  3. Season generally with five spice, salt, and pepper.
  4. Place directly under the broiler and cook until brown and cooked through, about 5-8 minutes.
  5. Remove from oven and sprinkle cheese evenly over the top.
  6. Return to broiler until cheese is just melted, about 1 minute more.
  7. Cut the beef into squares and stuff into the prepared mantou.
  8. Serve.

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