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Homemade Taho

December 16, 2010


-Silken tofu with tapioca pearls and caramel-

The best way to a man’s heart is through his stomach” goes Fanny Ferns’s quote. Jokingly, Robert Byrne believes  “Anybody who believes that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach flunked geography.” 😀 The last quote always makes me laugh. Thinking of it it should have been biography instead of geography but the author was  obviously suggesting something else, which I wouldn’t want to talk about.

I can attest to the truth of the first quote though. My hubby has a penchant for spicy dishes which I strongly oppose. If I’m the boss in here I would rather not cook anything spicy…So what I’d do is to cook  specially for him, meaning I cook first for the kids or set aside something for them before putting in the chillies. Sometimes I just serve pepper and chillies for the boss to garnish his dish with. He’s always thankful. 🙂

silken tofu

-Unadulterated silken tofu-

I did mention sometime ago that hubby loves Taho (soybean curd) and that one time during our vacation I had to follow the Magtataho 2 blocks from our house just to buy him some (I was below the house and he was upstairs so I had to go lol). Gosh, that Manong walked so fast! I bought 40pesos worth of taho for him that morning and another 40pesos two days after.

Oggi of I can do that! mentioned in that post that she made taho at home which got me excited. I had long planned to make some but the I’ll-do-that-tomorrow attitude finally brought me to today. 😀 I googled and the search page showed two of my favorite foodblogs…Kuya Vanjo’s Panlasong Pinoy and Weng’s Munchkin Mommy. I was surprised at how easy it seems, and it was! A few minutes later, I had my first homemade taho.

So all you need would be:

silken tofu
cooked tapioca pearls

I cooked the tapioca pearls per package direction, caramelized sugar and heated up the tofu a little in the microwave oven…I topped the tofu afterwards with the first two ingredients and that’s it!


After dinner, I served hubby a bowl of taho which he surprisingly refused…so I set it aside and observed. He was so not in the mood and I thought it must be work. Around midnight though he asked where is the taho I made…this time he’s calmed down. So I served him the bowl again and he contentedly finished it…

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  1. as i have said on fb i don’t like taho because to me it resembles the brain (although i eat brains, so go figure)

    anyway, the best use of silken tofu i know is when we made silken tofu cheesecake for our vegetarian friends who had other dietary restrictions. it was heavenly. i will have to check out the recipe so i can share it next time. i am sure there is a photo of it somewhere in my archives.

    what are you cooking for christmas.

  2. that’s quite a wonderful story, G! 🙂
    dito naman sa bahay ako ang mahilig sa spicy dishes so cooking is no problem…i just add the chili on my plate after the food is cooked. lol

  3. Talaga?!!It can be made at home now??!!Eh di hinde na pala kailangang umuwi pa ng pinas just to eat some taho ^_^I’m excited,I’ll try it for myself!

    Hubby is lucky to have a such understanding wife^_^

    Happy Holidays to you and your family,Mommy G!

  4. Ang bilis naman maglakad ni manong, usually mabagal sila dapat kasi naghihintay kung may bibili eh. hehe.

    Matagal na kong di kumakain ng taho, masyado kasing matamis. 😀

  5. Somehow I missed coming here last week. Christmas season kasi, busy busy. Thanks for the link.:)

    Your silken tofu looks like the ones from the restos, na paka smooth. It’s good he eventually liked it.

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