Taho is one of the many Filipino food that I really love. It is made out of Soya. Best served hot, taho has syrup and tapioca pearls.
Taho is a well known food specially for Kids. You can buy it on the street. The taho vendor is a common sigh on the street. A glass or a cup of taho can cost around .025 a delicious way to start your morning in the Philippines. The taho vendor or the magtataho carries an aluminum bucket full of soya and syrup and tapioca. Each morning they make fresh taho and roam around the streets to sell the fresh and hot food.
Here are the Ingredients to make taho:
- ½ kg soybeans
- 4 liters water
- 1 ½ – 2 pcs gulaman
- ¼ tsp vanilla
- 1 kg brown sugar
- 1 ½ liter water
Here are the steps to make the soya, the main ingredient of taho
- Soak beans overnight.
- Grind finely while adding boiling water.
- Put soybean in a cheesecloth and squeeze out milk.
- Boil soymilk for 5 to 10 minutes.
- Stir and add gulaman.
- Allow to boil for 10 minutes.
- Pass the mixture through a cheesecloth then put in a molder.
- Cool and serve with syrup and sago.
- Soak soya beans for 30 mins. in topwater.
- Dehull the soya beans using your hands until skin of beans are peeled. see video
- Soak the soya beans for 8 hours with generous amount of water. After 8 hours, grind the soaked beans as fine as possible (you can use a blender), then cooked it and let it boil in 180 degrees for about 20 minutes.
- Drain the cooked soya beans to separate the soya milk to the soy pulp. Make sure you squeeze all the soya pulp for excess soya milk.(you can use a fine piece of cloth) see video
- Then apply a coagulating powder (such as food-grade calcium sulfate, magnesium chloride, or nigari). Stir one or twice until gel-like form is achieved.
You just need to add the syrup and tapioca if you want.