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how to make Taho December 17, 2009

Taho

Taho

There’s this drink in the Philippines known as Taho. I loved drinking it when I was little and when I visited a few years ago, my family bought some everyday from our neighborhood vendor. It’s a very simple drink and lately I’ve found myself making it a lot to stay warm.

I’ve noticed a lot of people get to this site by searching for Philippine related things and I figured I’d post a little tutorial on how to make one of my favorite drinks from my native country. It’s basically just sugar water with tofu mixed in so don’t worry, this will be brief.

Step 1: Heat Water. It doesn't need to boil but if you like watching bubbles pop, it's good to do.

Step 1: Heat Water. It doesn't need to boil but if you like watching bubbles pop, it's good to do.

Step 2: Put brown sugar in a cup. 20-25% of the cup's size will do.

Step 2: Put brown sugar in a cup. 20-25% of the cup's size will do.

Step 3: Fill cup half-full with hot water & mix. If you're a pessimist, fill it half-empty.

Step 3: Fill cup half-full with hot water & mix. If you're a pessimist, fill it half-empty.

Silken Tofu

Step 4: Open up your tofu and chop it up a bit.

Step 4: Open up your tofu and chop it up a bit.

Step 5: Put the tofu in the cup!

Step 5: Put the tofu in the cup!

That’s it! I like it when it’s really hot so I sometimes stick it in the microwave for about a minute. You can play around with the sweetness by moderating the amount of sugar you use. Also, there’s this stuff called pearl sago that you can add to make it really legit. I’m not a fan so I’m skipping that step. As far as the type of tofu goes, make sure to get the ones that says, “Best for soups, sauces and smoothies.” The “Firm” or “Medium” ones just don’t cut it.