I have a love/hate relationship with tofu or soybean. I don’t like eating silken (soft) tofu in Chinese dishes like ma po tofu. But I like fried tofu eaten straight or in casseroles like the popular chicken, tofu and salted fish in clay pot. I don’t like soymilk but I tried Silk chocolate soymilk that my niece Erin drinks and now I love that.
But I simply love taho or tofu pudding or dòufǔhuā
(豆腐花). Whether it’s hot or cold, served fancy in a hotel or bought from the street vendor. Here are some of my favorite places to buy taho in Manila.
The Tofu Store sells the best taho I’ve even eaten. The texture of their taho is very,very silky and smooth yet not too soft. It has a very clean flavor with no after taste. They don’t provide sago though.
P22 or $.45
soybeans in sacks
healthy and good tofu chips
The Tofu Store
Unit 5 Citiplace Bldg.
8001 Jose Abad Santos St.
Little Baguio, San Juan
Taho de Manila is a recent discovery. It’s located in Metro Supermarket in Market Market. They have hot or cold taho with different kinds of toppings. They also have light syrup which I usually get. The taho with mango topping that I chose was very refreshing. The mangoes were naturally sweet and went well with the cold taho.
click on the pic to see all the toppings
new topping is the ultra, mega sweet macapuno balls (above the mango)
mango taho P37 or $.75
Metro Gaisano Supermarket
Market! Market! Basement Level
26th St. cor. C5 Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
The taho vendor used to be all over the streets of Manila. They would walk around carrying these 2 aluminum containers with the wood part balanced on their shoulders. When you hear someone yell “tahooooooo” it’s the signal for people to come out of their houses with their containers to be filled with hot taho. This taho vendor is smart. He parks his taho outside this office building in Annapolis St., Greenhills and wait for people and cars to come to him.
small sago (tapioca pearls) and arnibal (brown sugar syrup)
This is the small glass worth P10/$.20. A bigger glass for P20/$.40 is also available.
taho goodness in my car