Monday, December 21, 2009

I Miss the Sound of "Taho, Taho" !!!

This is a post I did a good while back on another blog about just one of the little things I miss when I'm away from the Philippines...Taho! I was sitting here thinking about what I might cook on Christmas, and with sweet potato casserole with marshmallows on my mind, for some reason I started to think about the taho and how much I miss that in the mornings.

These are words I love to hear when I'm in the Philippines. When manong starts through the village and I hear him calling out, I know I'm about to get a real treat for the day. It almost makes me feel like when I was a child and would hear the bells and music of the ice cream truck coming through the neighborhood, only now I'm quite a bit older, but the anticipation of what's to come is just as strong.

This taho is a soy product and it's actually healthy for you. But from learning of what goes into making this, you will find it's an astounding amount of work. Besides dehulling the beans by hand, then soaking them for about 8 hours, there is a lot of cooking. This is only a small part of the process, in addition to having to make the syrup, which is quite a cooking task in itself.
Knowing just how much work goes into making this delightful treat only makes it taste better, in my opinion. To have such dedication and patience to make a product that people will love, and continue to buy every day, shows a determination and pride that I admire.

So how about you? Have you tried this tasty treat? Let us know what you think, maybe you look forward to it as much as I do. And if you haven't tried it and have the chance, do yourself a favor and get the bigger glass!


kat said...

hahaha you miss the taho honey...manong still yelling here every morning....he's also looking for you...hahaha

I love you Langga.

Sandee said...

I've not had it, but if I ever get the chance you can bet I'll get the biggest glass they have. Looks yummy.

Have a terrific day, and a very merry Christmas. You too Kat. :)

*MrsMartinez* said...

I love taho too!

fetus said...

from now on i'll cherish every single cup of tahô i'll eat, and think about those long hours it took for it to be made. :) thanks for sharing!

RD Livengood said...

kat...tell manong it won't be too long, and I'll be wanting the biggest cup!

hi Sandee...if you get the chance to try it, I am sure you will be surprised in a good way.

hi Mrs. Martinez...thank you for the comment, a fellow taho lover!

hi fetus...yes, it's really surprising how much work actually goes into the making, and knowing that does make me appreciate it even more.

Multibrand said...

Hello friend,
I like your blog, it's easy to access
, nice looking and informative. Congrats!

chubskulit said...

Hello po, just curiois, Pinoy po ba kayo? My first time here. I love taho too. Merry Christmas!

Anyhow, following your blog now.

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