Strawberry Taho tastes a little different from our childhood favorite, but it is just as delicious.
Instead of the normal caramelized sugar, the recipe includes the use of strawberry syrup from real strawberries. Most of the time, there would still be bits of strawberry that can be seen. Yummy!
Every Filipino will surely consider taho as their favorite Pinoy dessert. Kids undoubtedly love it so much. At the same time, adults continue to admire it despite its sweetness.
I remember when I was a kid, I would always ask the vendor for more arnibal and sago. The sweet sugar and chewy sago perfectly compliment the subtle taste of the soy. The soy serves as the white jelly-like substance in the dessert.
Taho has been existing in the country for several years already. But being the lovers of new ideas, Filipinos took different measures to make an innovative version of the sweet.
The people from Baguio City took advantage of the abundance of strawberries in their area. Since they’re able to make use of the fruit for other products like ice cream and jam, they thought of another way to add it to more Filipino favorites. Hence, the discovery of the strawberry-flavored taho.
Sadly, people sometimes ignore the health benefits of taho. The delicacy can actually provide us with lots of protein, which can help in several functions of the body. It can also serve as a substitute for meat protein. Thus, it is ideal for vegans and for people who limit their animal meat consumption. Strawberries, on the other hand, have great amounts of vitamin C and other nutrients.
Thankfully, you do not have to go all the way to Baguio or Tagaytay to get a taste of strawberry taho. From the comfort of your home, you can enjoy the dessert together with your family and friends. The sweetness and softness will surely knock you off your feet.
Strawberry Taho Recipe
- 3 cups soy milk
- 1 sachet gelatin powder I used ALSA Gulaman
- 4 cups water for boiling the tapioca
- ½ cup tapioca pearl
- 1 ½ cup strawberry sliced
- ½ cup brown sugar
- ½ cup water for the syrup
- In a pot over medium heat, bring to boil the soy milk for 5-7 minutes.
- Add the gelatin powder and continuously mix until the gelatin is completely dissolve. Remove from the heat and transfer to a glass container. Set for 45 minutes.
- In another pot, boil the water and add the tapioca pearl. Cook for 30 minutes or until it becomes transparent. Drain the water and set aside.
- To make the syrup, place a small pot over medium heat, put the sliced strawberry then add the sugar and water. Let it boil for 10 minutes until the sauce lightly thickens and the strawberry is tender. You can mash the strawberry to give more flavor.
- To arrange the taho, use a plastic or transparent glass, scoop the soybean curd until the glass is half-full. Put about 2 tbsp syrup.
- Add more soybean until ¾ full then put the tapioca pearls. Add more syrup with strawberry pieces on top. Enjoy!