Filipinos are typically known to be a huge fan of the traditional Chinese dumpling that is usually served in dim sum (a Chinese style of preparing food in bite-sized or individual portions traditionally placed in a steamer basket or a small plate). This is how your succulent siomai or sometimes referred to as pork dumplings is commonly served. This is usually made of ground pork, beef, shrimp among others combined with extenders such as green peas, carrots and the like wrapped in wanton wrappers ready to be fried or steamed.
Interestingly, this delicious tidbit has various names and takes on different ways to be spelled – shaomai, shu mai, sui mai, shui mei, or siew mai. In whichever way it is written and called, it does not take away the fact that “siomay” is indeed one delightful snack to feed a hungry potbelly especially among Filipinos. This also does not end as a snack choice but as a business choice as well for this can be a lucrative way to earn. Below are the top 5 Siomai Food Carts that you can choose from if you plan to venture in this growing franchising business. Read on below.
Siomai Bites. This is by far one of the cheapest single food cart (siomai) franchise offered in the country. It is owned by Tritop which has the concept of offering affordable food cart concepts to Filipinos. The company offers a lot of food cart choices to its probable partner and Siomai Goodness is one of its best-selling and the most well-liked food cart. It offers four tasting siomai flavors such as beef, Japanese, pork and shrimp.
Master Siomai. Owned by Masterrific Foods and ventured into the franchising business in 2007. Currently, Master Siomai is expanding with 550 outlets all over the Philippines. To capture the young and old market alike, it made a twist in the conventional siomai flavor and made its own distinctive Japanese siomai. This time a pork filled siomai wrapped in genuine Japanese seaweed and specially topped with crab. This was an instant success and just made its mark in every known mall all over the country. So, you get to choose from 4 kinds of siomai if you drop by a Master Siomai food cart. You have beef, pork, shrimp and the Japanese flavour siomai. It also offers a thirst quenching gulaman drink to complement this snack treat. The franchise business package costs P280,000.00. You may log on to www.mastersiomai.co for more franchising details.
Siomai House. Because of the traditional favourite family special recipes, Bernabest Food Products Inc. was born and instantly made a hit with their special siomai. Its mouth-watering pork and shrimp siomai captured the stomachs of every Filipinos anywhere in the country. It also became very popular because of its uniquely concocted chilli-garlic sauce that makes every siomai bite even more scrumptious. To make the perfect snack combination, it can be coupled with the banana cum pandan flavoured gulaman drink. The best part is that it is just priced reasonably that even a school age kid can give himself a treat. Its franchise package is at P250,000.00. Check out their official website at www.bernabest.ph for more information.
Siomai Goodness. This is a relatively new entrant in the food cart business as it just started in 2010. What makes Siomai Goodness unique is that aside from serving the traditionally delicious pork and shrimp soimai at an affordable price, it innovatively offers other siomai variants such as its Pinoy siomai lines that includes it longganisa siomai and tocino siomai. It also has the Asian siomai line that includes the Chinese, Oriental and Japanese siomai to satisfy your dumpling or dim sum cravings. All these are complemented by a chilli-garlic sauce in sesame oil made with a special soy sauce for you to order and munch for more. It also concocted a thirst quenching black gulaman to match your siomai. If interested, you may contact Siomai Goodness through their email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
In summary, siomai treat has evolved in the past years from just a simple Chinese snack into a favourite family meal among Filipinos of all ages located in all parts of the country. Thus, choosing siomai as the product to sell in your food cart venture is something positive to offer. If coupled with a very good location, a friendly and dedicated servers plus a determined franchisee, the business will surely thrive even in a competitive industry. It just takes guts to start your own business and remember that the clock is continuously ticking so the best time is NOW. Good luck and enjoy munching your own cooked siomai.