Homemade Taho in Korea

When I was in the Philippines, I would buy “taho” almost everyday for breakfast. It is composed soft tofu, mixed with syrup and tapioca pearls or “sago” (optional). It’s rather cheap in Angeles City, where you can get a 200 ml. glass for only five pesos. Loved it from when I was young.

Here in Korea, I can prepare “taho” easily. There are three different kinds of tofu available in Korean markets. You can buy them firm, medium or soft. The first two are square in shape while the soft one is sold in a tube. You can use either the medium or soft tofu when making “taho.” A 300 gr. pack can be had for 600 KRW (US beans) or 1,000 KRW (Korean beans).

taho

medium tofu

I usually buy the medium tofu for my “taho.” I just boil or steam it in water for a few minutes and drain. Then I prepare the syrup by boiling 1/4 cup of brown sugar with an equal amount of water until it’s syrupy. Others would half the amount of water for the syrup but I just don’t want it too sweet. Add the syrup to boiled “tofu” and mix. Voila! Instant homemade “taho” in Korea!

11 comments

  1. I agree that he homemade taho doesn’t look as good as the real taho we get in Manila. But if you are far from home, it’s the next best thing. Right?

  2. just want to say thank you for sharing this…
    i am residing in the netherlands and i am craving for taho…
    but because of this post, the following day i went to the chinese store and found out that they are also selling silken tofu…
    so now i could enjoy eating taho and knowing im the one who prepared it…

    salamat ng marami…

  3. eh un nga masarap sa taho ng Pinas, ung vendor, pawisan pa, maitim ang mga kuko at paa…pero it’s a way of life sa pinas…part ng kultura nating mga pinoys yan…just like fishball, kikiams etc., are…anyway, pag uwi ko ng pinas, definitely, buy ako ng taho kay manong…

    1. Oh! I’m so glad that we have all kinds of tofu here in Korea. I can make IMPROVISED TAHO easily. Thanks for the link!

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