Taho is one of those beloved snacks in the Philippines that most people would eat for breakfast or as an afternoon snack. It is layered with silken tofu, sago, and arnibal (brown sugar syrup). It is quick and simple recipe to make!
- 1 cup – tapioca pearls, I used the Wu Fu Yuan Brand (see notes)
- 8 cups – water
- 1 1/2 cup – brown sugar
- 1 1/2 cup – filtered water
- 1 pack of silken tofu, see notes
- In a large pot, pour in 8 cups of water. Let it come to a boil and add in the tapioca pearls. Stir the pearls so they do not stick to each other. When they are done, the pearls will float to the top. Drain the water and set side. (See notes)
- In a small saucepan, add in water and brown sugar. Stir until the brown sugar has dissolved. Turn on heat to medium, stirring constantly, allowing the sugar mixture to thicken. About 5 – 8 minutes.
- Once it starts thicken, turn off the heat and pour the arnibal in a heatproof bowl. Add in your cooked tapioca balls, mix and let it sit in the sugar for 10 minutes.
- While you wait, take your silken tofu and drain the water from the package and place the tofu on a plate. Microwave for 30 – 45 seconds or until it is warm.
- With a spoon slice thin layers of tofu and place it in a cup. Then with a slotted spoon scoop out the tapioca pearls, and add it with the tofu. Continue to layer the tofu and pearls until you’ve reached the desired amount.
- Lastly, to top it off, pour in the arnibal that was being used to soak the tapioca pearls in. Enjoy!
- I bought mine at H-Mart, but you can find these in almost all Asian Supermarkets.
- Get the silken tofu from the refrigerated section. Do not get the ones that come in a box and is found at room temperature. Alternatively, if you cannot find silken, you can use soft tofu.
- You can cook the pearls according the package, but after you have drained the water from the pearls, soak them in the arnibal afterwards.
Keywords: Filipino, Dessert, Snack, Vegan