Tahoooooo!!! Tahoooooo!!! Tahoooooo!!!
These are some of the words that I long to hear from a man walking the streets outside my window carrying two stainless vats attached to a wooden rod everyday – the magtataho. And I’m sure you’ve already heard this battle cry too at least once in your life.
Taho, a Philippine snack food made of fresh soft/silken tofu or bean curd with sago (mini tapioca pearls) and sweet caramelized sugar syrup, is an iconic and ubiquitous street hawker food that remains popular to this day. This staple comfort food is a signature sweet and can be found all over the country. Its origins can be traced in Chinese influences, and has since become a mainstream favorite for generations. But catching a taho vendor on the road is a hit or miss thing.
Ever since my health conscious times (when I was still going to the gym) until now that I’m already on a Seefood diet (I eat what I see), taho had already been part of my daily carvings.