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Homemade Taho

Homemade Taho


Oh boy.. this brings back a lot of great memories of my childhood.

Taho is one of the “best” sweet snacks I had when I was young… or up until I was 24, my age before coming here to the US.

Every afternoon, especially during summer time, I used to ask for coins from my parents, so I can buy some of this sweet snack. As soon as I hear the “magtataho” Taho vendor making his rounds and shouting “Taahhooooo” outside our house, I am up running to go outside to get my sweet treat. But you bet, up until now, I would still go crazy hearing the Taho vendor saying and shouting the word “Taahhoooooo” outside our house.

Taho is a Philippine snack that is made of soft silky tofu/soy, arnibal (brown sugar syrup) and sago (tapioca pearls).

As soon as I found out that it is very easy to make especially with the ready-made soft tofu, I didn’t hesitate to try and do it.

It is best to use extra soft tofu. But for this recipe, I will be using the ready-made soft tofu which I am very happy and I feel fortunate that it is available at our nearby Asian Store. Yay!!

House Foods Soft Tofu
House Foods Soft Tofu

I also found this small tapioca pearls on Amazon which is the same of what I used in this recipe.

Taho is best served when it is warm. With lots of arnibal and sago.

Without further ado, here’s how you can make Taho at home.

<3 L

Homemade Taho

February 6, 2019
: 3 to 4 people
: 5 min
: 30 min
: Very Easy

Taho is one of the “best” sweet snacks I had when I was young. Making this recipe brings back a lot of great memories of my childhood.


  • 22 oz extra soft tofu
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup uncooked small tapioca pearls
  • 5 cups water
  • Step 1 TO COOK THE TAPIOCA PEARLS/SAGO: Bring 5 cups of water to boil in a medium pot.
  • Step 2 Add the tapioca pearls and cook for 15 minutes in medium heat or until the pearls become translucent color. I used small tapioca pearls. Adjust the cooking time accordingly if you will use larger size tapioca pearls.
  • Step 3 Strain and transfer into a container.
  • Step 4 Add 3-5 tablespoons of arnibal or cold water into the cooked tapioca pearls so it won’t get too sticky.
  • Step 5 Set aside.
  • Step 6 TO COOK THE ARNIBAL: In a small pan, combine 1 cup of water and 1 cup of brown sugar.
  • Step 7 Bring to a boil in medium heat, stir occasionally. Simmer for 5 – 7 minutes, or until thickened to syrup consistency but not too thick.
  • Step 8 TO ASSEMBLE THE TAHO: In a serving glass or cup, scoop a thin slice of tofu using a wide spoon.
  • Step 9 Warm the tofu in the microwave for a minute or two.
  • Step 10 Add some arnibal and sago to the warm tofu.
  • Step 11 This yummy snack is best served warm.

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