|Alternative names||Salapao (Thailand), Manapua (Hawaii)|
|Place of origin||Philippines|
It is a popular snack sold mostly by bakeries and sidewalk vendors in the Philippines. There are different varieties based on the filling: asado or bola-bola (a combination of pork, chicken, beef, shrimp or salted duck egg). There is also a baked variety.
There is a similar derivative in Thai cuisine called salapao (Thai: ซาลาเปา). Salapao are sometimes made with a sweet filling for a dessert. It is also a favorite in Hawaii where it is called manapua.
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