How to Make Taho - Caramelized Soft Tofu

How to Make Taho - Caramelized Soft Tofu

Discover the art of creating a beloved Filipino delicacy with our comprehensive guide on how to make taho. This traditional soy-based dessert, often found as a popular street food in the Philippines, combines the delicate textures of soft tofu and chewy tapioca pearls with a delightful sweet syrup. In this post, we'll walk you through each step of the process, ensuring you achieve the perfect batch of homemade taho.


  • 1 Tub Soft tofu
  • Cooked Tapioca or Sago pearls
  • 1 Cup Brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoon Vanilla extract
  • 1/4 ot 1/2 Water - boiled.
  • Water for steaming.

Cooking Procedure:

Drain the water from the tofu tub.
Transfer tofu in a wide bowl that will fit in the bamboo steamer.
Boil 1/4 to 1/2 cup water.
Add sugar and vanilla
Set aside.

Boil water in a wok
Place bamboo steamer with the bowl of tofu on top of boiling water.
Cover and let it steam for 20 minutes.
Remove from heat.
Scoop portions of tofu with spoon into a serving cup
Add a scoop or two of cooked sago pearls.
Scoop some sugar-vanilla syrup into the cup
Gently mix and enjoy.

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