Soft soy bean curd with caramelized sugar and pearl tapioca. Reading this sound like a dish from a 5-star hotel’s menu. This is however not the most expensive snack that you will find in the Philippines and in Baguio City in particular. This is Taho a 10 pesos usually sold in the morning.
Taho In Baguio City
For those who frequent Burnham park in the early morning for their daily exercise, the Taho is the common after exercise treat to break the “fast” from last night’s meal. Commonly, the Taho comes only in one flavor that is sweetened with caramelized sugar, however in Baguio City the taho evolved into two other flavors the popular Straberry Taho and the rare Ube taho. Both highlighting the popular products of Baguio and Benguet.
The Health Benefits of Taho
The taho is not just a street food but also a healthy food! According to research, soybeans where the taho or the soft tofu curd was derived, is rich in protein. A good substitute for your meat especially those who are not fond of eating meat. Substituting your meat protein with Soy protein would definitely help decrease your risk of heart disease. Here’s a complete list of the health benefits of eating tofu.
If you are in Baguio City, do not forget to take your daily dose of healthy plant-based protein without having to spend a fortune! Have your 10 pesos ready and call on your friendly taho vendor and maybe ask for the Strawberry flavored taho, who knows you might get a several whole sweetened strawberries in your favorite morning snack!