How to make Taho (Sweetened Soy Bean Curd)


Posted by Manny on November 24th, 2008

“Taho” is a favorite Filipino delicacy and was a street food sold by traveling vendors. I think the Philippines is the only country that makes this because I can’t find an english term for the word “taho”. Some called it soy yogurt as I read in some magazines but soy yogurt is really a yogurt. I mean the taste is similar to yogurt which is sour and creamy in consistency and use soy milk instead of cow’s milk . Taho on the other hand is similar to Japanese silken tofu but much softer and breaks easily. It’s more of a very soft gelatin in consistency and sweetened with brown syrup sometimes flavored with vanilla. Since I can’t find an appropriate English term for it, for the mean time I will call it “Sweetened Soy Bean Curd”.

So as for the taho recipe, see below:

Taho Recipe

Ingredients:
500 grams soybeans
3.5 liter water
2 bars white gelatin,
250 grams brown sugar

Tools, equipment and utensils needed:

  • Blender
  • Stove, pot, weighing scale
  • Basting spoon
  • Knife
  • l-yard cheesecloth
  • Dial/cooking thermometer,
  • plastic basin
  • Strainer

Procedure:

Select newly harvested and good soybeans. Good soybeans are spotless, smooth, and free from infestation. Wash them, then soak them overnight or for at least 6 hours. After soaking the soybeans, wash and clean them; by then they would have expanded to three tames their original size. Remove the beans from the water and peel the hulls. Blend the soybeans to be turned into taho into a puree. Similarly put the puree for the “taho” into a bowl and mix in water gradually, but this time use only 1.5 L of water. Then using cheesecloth, filter the soy puree to derive soymilk.

Cook the gelatin by dissolving the bars in a liter of boiling water. Put the soymilk for the yogurt. In a pot and heat it in low fire. After 10 minutes of boiling, the temperature would reach 80° C. At this temperature, let the milk boil for another 7 minutes or until the beany flavor disappears.

Pour and mix the dissolved gelatin into the boiling soymilk. Remove the froth that forms on top of the mixture. Afterwards, remove the pot from the stove and let the mixture cool. Using the cheesecloth, strain the mixture and remove unmixed gelatin bars. Then pour the mixture into a mold. Set it aside and let it cool and harden for an hour. While waiting for the soymilk mixture to solidify, prepare the syrup and the sago pearls.

To make the syrup, boil 200 ml of water and dissolve 250 g of brown sugar in the water. Once the soymilk mixture solidifies, get a few scoops, add sago pearls, pour in the syrup, then serve. This recipe can make about 2 kilos of soymilk mixture with a shelf life of 1 week.

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40 Responses to “How to make Taho (Sweetened Soy Bean Curd)”

  1. evelyn bartolome says:

    sa mga nagtatanong ng soyabean ..eto po nos. ko 09214714660 ..Mag ingat sa pagbili ng soyabeans baka po ang binibili ninyo ay intended for animal feed ang soyabeans po namin ay organic bagong hango sa bukds.pibisita lang po ang Microsoya Philippines ..marami po kayong matutunan doon.

  2. eNzo Reyes says:

    TAHO in ENGLISH TERM is …SOY BEAN PUDDING or TOFU PUDDING

    u can describe it as SWEETENED TOFU/SOYBEAN PUDDING with TAPIOCA BALLS.

  3. miguel antonino says:

    i had tried receipe on the subject -taho, tafu-fa , had invested some capital to jump start a small scale bizz to help our neighborhood.no luck yet with their reciepe had tried calcium sulfate w/ corn starh as buffer without much succes. i do need help on the subject would much appreciate for any assistance.

  4. Tricia says:

    Please email details of your taho kit triciadnuguid@gmail.com thanks!

  5. miguel antonino says:

    To: Mr. Jay Velasco
    Friend interested ako sa business aspect ng Taho production.
    If possible ay forward mo ang copya through my e-mail address.
    Salamat ulit sa iyong posting malaking tulong ito sa nakararami .

  6. Eduardo Macose says:

    To Jay Velasco,

    Hello po. I am very interested in your authentic taho making kit. If you don’t mind could I have a copy? How much it would cost? Please reply on my email emacose@yahoo.com

    Eduardo F. Macose from Baler, Aurora

  7. LINDA BOLINA says:

    HELLO MR. JAY VELASCO !!!

    IS THE TAHO MAKING KIT READILY AVAILABLE? IF SO, WHERE CAN I GET ONE? I USED TO MAKE TAHO FOR MY FAMILY SPECIALLY DURING PARTIES, BUT UNFORTUNATELY THE TAHO POWDER I WAS USING, IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE IN OUR AREA. I AM LOCATED IN MONTREAL, QUEBEC, CANADA.

    THANK YOU SO MUCH IN ADVANCE.

    LINDA

  8. Rose says:

    Hi,

    interesado ako malaman pano gumawa ng taho cn u send me the complete procedure??? tks

  9. lina says:

    Interisado ako matuto ng paggawa ng taho. Pwede bang i send mo sa akin ang kumpletong pamamaraan ng paggawa ng taho. thank you

  10. ping says:

    pwde send no saken pano pggwa ng taho or ano ingridients???meron ba simple pggwa ng toho or pwde ba iblend yon parang zago style..tnx

  11. katsumi says:

    Gusto ko po malaman kong paano gumawa ng Taho recipe at kung meroon po kayo available na brouschure thank you

  12. Love to hear this every morning “TAHOOOOOO!” while walking at a considerable pace along the sidewalk. The history of taho is not yet fully understood, but early records suggest that the delicacy is from China, adapted by Filipinos.

  13. aira says:

    @Jay Velasco : ahmm,,I’m a college student and we have a project that has everything to do with taho….
    is that kit a type of machine???
    can you please email me about it??
    cuteness_xoxo@yahoo.com
    we have to have machines to make taho,,we need to make a production/operation plans

  14. jaime says:

    jay pls email me your authentic recpe of taho. many tnx

  15. jubz says:

    hi jay! i’m really interested in your taho making kit, where can i find it? I had been searching in the market but can’t find the item. My kids really love taho, I want to do it myself. Can you please send me the details, my email address jubyabadfernandez@yahoo.com. Thanks a lot…

    @manuel..tried your recipe but sad to say, it didn’t work, hope you can help me find the taho making kit…thanks…

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