-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…

Join us!


  1. 12-16-2010

    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. 12-16-2010

    I could go for that right now.

  3. 12-16-2010

    That’s so cool! at least it’s homemade, yummy!
    I live in Taipei for more that 8 years, I frequently visit Hongkong, since It’s only leass than 2 hours from here 🙂 http://hongkongfrequentlyvisited.blogspot.com/
    Happy Weekend!

  4. 12-16-2010

    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

  5. 12-17-2010

    Love taho and it’s healthy. I give it to my toddler minus the syrup and she loves it too.

  6. 12-17-2010

    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!

  7. 12-17-2010

    Oh gosh, I meant Panlasang Pinoy hindi panlasong! 😀

  8. 12-17-2010

    wow that’s something I wanna try =). Healthy and homemade.

    here’s my homemade pork longganiza for FTF =)

  9. 12-17-2010

    that tofu is so soft, it looks like panna cota to me :P~

    here’s my FOOD FRIDAY entry
    here’s my food TRIP friday entry

  10. 12-18-2010

    wow.. i love taho!! 🙂

  11. 12-18-2010

    wow! homemade taho, good job!

  12. 12-20-2010

    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. 😀

  13. 12-21-2010

    oh really? that’s amazing…ang galing naman….:) thanks for dropping by at my FTF entry…great to be here….:)

  14. 12-24-2010

    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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