Taho: Filipino Silken Tofu with Sago

By Whisper of Yum
  • Total Time:
    1 hour
  • Servings:
    4

Ingredients

Sago

  • sago (or tapioca pearls)
  • ½ cup of sago or tapioca pearls
  • water for cooking

Arnibal (sweetener)

  • 1½ cup water
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ¾ teaspoon vanilla extract

Silken Tofu

  • 16 ounces silken tofu
  • steamer basket for warming

Instructions

  1. Start with cooking the sago or tapioca pearls. Cook as directed on package. Once cooked, drain and return to pot used to cook pearls. Add 1½ tablespoons of arnibal to lightly flavor pearls. Set aside.
  2. Let’s make the arnibal. In a saucepan, add water, brown sugar, and vanilla extract and bring to a boil. Lower heat to a simmer and cook for 3-4 minutes or until you begin to smell caramelized notes from from the mixture and the texture is syrup-like. Turn off heat cover and set aside.
  3. In a steamer lined with parchment paper, carefully add silken tofu and cook for 10 minutes or until warmed through.
  4. To serve, scoop thin layers of tofu into a small cup. Top with warm arnibal and sago (or tapioca pearls). Serve warm.