manapua manapua (mah-nah-PU-ah) (n) A filled Chinese bun made of sweet rice flour and either steamed or baked. Often filled with char siu, a type of roast pork. For example: “Don’t call me manapua,” said Char Siu. “Ever.” Leave a Reply Cancel reply This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.