Homemade Taho with silken tofu, tapioca pearls and a generous helping of sugar syrup will jumpstart your day! This Filipino sweet treat is a favorite especially when warm.
- 340 grams soft silken tofu
- 1 cup brown sugar
- ¾ cup water
- 1 tbsp. vanilla
- ½ cup tapioca pearls
- 6 cups water for cooking tapioca pearls
Cooking the tapioca pearls
Cook the tapioca pearls in 3 cups boiling water for 10-15 minutes then turn off heat and let tapioca pearls sit in the hot water for 15 minutes. Drain water.
Pour 3 cups of water again and boil over medium-high heat for 10-15 minutes. (NOTE: Add more water if necessary.)
Lower heat and cook for additional 10 minutes or until tapioca pearls are completely transparent. Using a strainer, strain tapioca pearls and run them in cold water to avoid pearls from sticking. Set aside.
Making the syrup (arnibal)
In a saucapan or small pot. Tip in brown sugar, water and vanilla extract. Place in stove over low-medium heat and cook for 10 minutes or until dissolves and syrup thick.
Transfer syrup in a container.
Steaming the silken tofu (When ready to serve)
- You can also use a microwave to heat the silken tofu before serving. Place 5-8 tbsp. silken tofu in a mug then heat in microwave for 1 to 1 1/2. Remove from microwave and add syrup and tapioca pearls.