Filipino Taho

Filipino Taho

Taho is a Philippine street food sold by peddlers known as “magtataho”. It is a soft gelatin-like snack made from processed soybeans topped with caramel and tapioca pearls (locally called sago).


Pour 4 cups of water in a cooking pot and bring to a boil.

Put-in the tapioca pearls and cook for 40 minutes in medium heat.

Add 1/4 cup brown sugar and mix well.

Turn off the heat and let the tapioca pearls sit on the cooking pot until room temperature is achieved. Set aside.

Heat a saucepan then pour-in 1/2 cup of water.

Put-in 1 cup of brown sugar once the water starts to boil. Mix well and simmer for 1 minute. Set aside.

Transfer the extra soft tofu in a glass or mug then heat in a microwave oven for a minute.

Top the extra soft tofu with the cooked tapioca pearls and sweet syrup.


  • 22 ounces extra soft tofu
  • 1 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup uncooked tapioca pearls
  • 4 1/2 cups water
Serves 3
60 Minutes

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