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Siomai Sa Tisa

If there’s a certain food that got REALLY noticed this year, it has got to be the Siomai of Tisa.

If I’m correct, one of the very first siomai stalls was that tiny little stall named “Walay Tugpahay” in Tisa. The Siomai Sa Tisa quickly became a phenomenon and people from as far as Mandaue would flock to Tisa to taste this perfect late-night snack. Each siomai is sold at Php6. Siomai goes well with siopao (see picture), batchoy, puso (hanging rice,) pancit canton, and of course, a bottle of soda!


Steamed Siomai and Siopao

Ready to take your order

‘Way Tugpahay Siomai’ Php6

Siomai with toothpick and kalamansi


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35 responses to “Siomai Sa Tisa

  1. jenny May 26, 2007 at 12:34 pm

    omg! my mom and sis were so crazy about those things!last month pag-uli nako kada semana gyud sila papalit ana.nanimaho na ug hipon amo kitchen usahay gud tungod anang sauce. di lang ko kakaon kay allergic man ko sa hipon sayanga lagi! IL,USA

  2. leylander May 26, 2007 at 12:55 pm

    Daghan kaayo nabuang anang siomai.. Phenomenon na gyud! hehehe

  3. ianne May 26, 2007 at 1:17 pm

    I don’t think so if I’ve tasted soimai. I’m gonna try it, looks yummy!=)

  4. reog May 26, 2007 at 1:26 pm

    wow, your country siomai looks delicious. In my country, there are a lot of siomai seller. Sell in food stall or bycicle.BTW, is there fried siomai?In my country called batagor.

    greetings from : inspireculinary

  5. INDAY MYRNA May 27, 2007 at 12:03 am

    ohhhhhhhhh yummy. if i taste it, i might go for a second.
    look similar to dim sim. yum yum

  6. eriktuz May 30, 2007 at 6:01 pm

    oh man, i miss punta/labangon! kada kadlawon ko mag-istar diha sa siomaian saona. usahay ug mahubog paluto dayon ug noodles sa way tugpahay! those were the days…

    btw, wa mo kabantay nga halos kada lugar naa juy “Siomai Sa Tisa” nga stall. i’ve seen one in Opon. Maskin ngari gani sa Danao naa gihapon(atbang sa mitsumi).

  7. leylander May 30, 2007 at 6:19 pm

    mao na tingali ni ang pinakadaghan ug generic branches nga pungko2x food sa pinas. hahaha… you can’t find batchoy sa lupe in calamba or bolabola lahug in lapulapu. sikat na kaayong way tugpahay! hehehe

  8. eriktuz May 31, 2007 at 6:12 pm

    Exactly. Jollibee, watchout!! Hehe.

  9. inrael June 2, 2007 at 3:59 pm

    ganahan ko muanha sa tisa kay na diha ako special friend din dugay nako la kta niya

  10. everdida May 18, 2008 at 7:54 pm

    good day. i want to have my own siomai sa tisa business. do you have any franchise? please send me some details. thanks….

    • jeremie May 24, 2013 at 2:16 pm

      hi! im jeremie im from cebu. im not connected with siomai sa tisa but im willing to do business with you. our family used to have siomai and siopao business before right across chong hua hospital way back 2005 until the robinsons corp. bought the the whole lot and built the cybergate. if you are interested i can make a sample dish for you. here is my 09176314824. thank you!

  11. macmac July 5, 2008 at 5:34 am

    i think Siomai sa Tisa originated in Barangay Tisa not Tisa, Labangon..

  12. yeh September 11, 2008 at 8:55 am

    correction pls. ang sauce sa siomai sa tisa is not made of hipon. its sili na gitagud2x. dats y halang kaau xa. pero lami!

  13. celi February 10, 2009 at 3:25 pm

    Can you please give me you contact number so we can inquire about the business, I am very interested in franchising. hoping for your response soon. Thank You.

    • jeremie May 24, 2013 at 2:19 pm

      hi! im jeremie from cebu. im not connected with siomai sa tisa but my family used to have the same business. im willing to do business with you if you are interested. i can make a sample for you to try our product. here is my number 09176314824

  14. ralph April 27, 2009 at 12:45 pm

    bro’s i really want to taste d original siomai sa tisa… any of you can tell me d complete address of the main branch in tisa labangon…. im kinda far… im from danao and i really want to go to the place where it all begins…. if any of you can read…. please do inform me… and if you have a sun cel fon… please do txt me…. 09239227124…. please help me

  15. ralph May 1, 2009 at 12:51 pm

    thanks bro

  16. grace May 18, 2009 at 9:54 am

    Siomai sa tisa is well intriguing with its taste and popularity. Can i have your contact number so we could have a business deal? I am so interested in franchising. Or email me, Thanks & hoping for your response.

  17. Ashley Sean November 26, 2009 at 4:29 pm

    hey grace, we’re also planning to have our own siomai sa tisa franchise. Were you able to get your answers? Can’t find any comments about it.. please send us me an email at

  18. kobe July 1, 2010 at 1:51 pm

    just heared this a few days ago. is it true that the meat that they are using in siomai sa tisa dw is sodas? that is why barato dw kau compare sa dimsum house na siomai.. for those who didnt know kung unsa ang sodas, you can ask sa grocery sa meat section.. omg.. siomai sa tisa eater rba jud ko.. anyone pls confirm.

  19. dennis July 30, 2010 at 10:19 am

    kuan ,, bawt sa siomai sa tiSa bah….
    wala moy lain pang knowledge ana….[pwede i-dig deeper pa ang infO, BAwt SIOMAI SA TISA],,,i NEED to get the story of it,,,, vey important matter

  20. joy odilao January 22, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    yah mee too interested to franchise..pila man ? or wats ur cp no or landline plz

    tnxtnx ASAP pls

  21. tine April 8, 2011 at 1:33 am

    i’m also interested to franchise siomai sa tisa. can i ask for the contact numbers..tnx!

  22. julmer foods July 10, 2011 at 1:09 pm

    D, original siomai sa Tisa will soon be opening at TAGBILRAN CITY SQUARE MALL…

  23. kristy November 28, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    hi im interested to franchise siomai sa tisa..who can i contact 4 info?

  24. lotlot April 18, 2012 at 2:14 am

    nig uli jud nako next yr pohon pohon, kaon jud ko ani., naglaway na ko sa mga comment btw soimai sa tisa., lami jud ug affordable..,,, of course noh…??? i will patronize my barangay tisa., kay taga tisa jud tawn ko.,

  25. Thea January 2, 2013 at 12:48 pm

    I’m having a term paper for my economics class and since I am from brgy tisa, I am having siomai sa tisa as my topic… anyone who can suggest where I can find more facts about siomai sa tisa?

  26. vicky claveria January 24, 2013 at 8:52 pm

    Please send your address ,i want to have franchise .

  27. Ingrid S. Orquillas August 4, 2013 at 2:09 pm

    do you have cellphone number? I am from Cagayan de Oro City. I am interested to franchise. Pls reply. tnx

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