Taho is a very popular street food here in the Philippines. A delicious breakfast/snack/dessert made from soft tofu, sweet vanilla syrup topped with tapioca pearls and usually served in plastic cups.
Taho vendors roam the streets in many corners of the Philippines everyday at the break of dawn yelling “Taho!” and buying customers would run after them yelling back “Taho!”. If you yell back, it means you are going to buy some.
It’s actually a funny scene especially if you are not familiar with it. I remember being such a brat back in the days when I would yell back with no plans of buying then I would run and hide when I see Mr. Magtataho looking for the “buyer”.
Taho to me is love, childhood memories and comfort food that I have always wanted to make my own at home. Thankfully, I found an easy-peasy Taho Recipe at Filipino Food Recipes.
I have to be honest, making this at home cost more than if I bought from a vendor but it was worth it!
I’m also going to confess, this was not the first time I tried making Taho at home. The first time was an epic fail because I didn’t know I was supposed to use silken tofu. I used the regular one and my taho came out rubbery.
It was like eating slippers.
Let’s get cooking!
For this Taho Recipe, I used Mori-Nu Silken Tofu. I would have used the Soft Variety if it was available but it wasn’t so I settled for this one and it came out pretty good.
Great for Sunday breakfast.
My kids enjoyed it as much as I did! However, this recipe serves 2-3 persons only, which means my husband did not get to try my homemade Taho.
Can’t say I feel too bad for him though.
Taho Recipe (Soy Pudding)
- 12.3 oz Silken Tofu
- 1 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
- 1 TBSP Vanilla Extract
- 1 cup Water
- 1/2 cup Small Tapioca Pears (sago)
- Soak Tapioca Pearls in water for 2-4 hours.
- Strain Tapioca Pearls then cook in 3-4 cups water for 15 minutes or until pearls turn translucent. Drain, rinse then drain again before setting it aside.
- To make the syrup, mix brown sugar and 1 cup water over high heat until sugar has dissolved, simmer for 2 minutes, add vanilla extract then remove from heat.
- Microwave thinly sliced silken tofu in microwave-safe mugs or glasses for about a minute or two to warm it up.
- Add 4-5 tablespoons of syrup over tofu.
- Top with Tapioca Pearls.
- Serve warm.
So, what do you think?