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Sweet Taho

This is one of my favorite drinks since I was a kid. We can it locally as 'taho' and it is peddled in the street every morning in aluminum cans. Nowadays though, with those 24-hour work shifts, 'taho' vendors can be seen staying up late as well waiting near buildings and call centers for graveyard shift workers wanting to buy an inexpensive 'perk-me' up drink.

Anyway, back to the drink. The 'taho' is made from soya and it is served with a caramel syrup and tapioca balls. Nowadays, you can purchased chilled and flavored 'taho' but nothing beats the original in my opinion. Yesterday, I had chilled taho bought from the mall and this one has a strawberry based syrup plus pieces of strawberry as a sweetener instead of the usual caramel syrup. It tastes sweeter than the regular one.

To me fellow PPers based in the Philippines, do you like taho? For PPers based in other countries, do you have something similar? I'd like to hear about it.

Image Credit » Photo is mine. Sweet taho o' mine!!!

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bestwriter wrote on February 25, 2015, 8:08 PM

We get fresh sugar cane juice here fortified with ginger and lime.

maxeen wrote on February 25, 2015, 8:21 PM

Never ,ever heard of it. It sounds very special.

allen0187 wrote on February 25, 2015, 8:33 PM

I've tasted fresh sugar cane juice but not with ginger and lime. I will try that out next time.

allen0187 wrote on February 25, 2015, 8:34 PM

Really? It is quite ordinary but when I was a kid, it made my day complete drinking taho. I guess I still feel the same way nowadays.

bestwriter wrote on February 25, 2015, 9:06 PM

And do not forget crushed ice emoticon :smile:

iimouto wrote on February 25, 2015, 11:41 PM

I've never tried taho before, but it looks like my type of drink! I love drinks with tapioca in it! If I ever get the chance to, I'll have to try this.

allen0187 wrote on February 26, 2015, 1:35 AM

Do try it out and tell me what you think of it.

BarbRad wrote on February 27, 2015, 12:28 AM

I don't thing I've ever seen anything like this anywhere I shop or eat in California, but I'll bet it exists somewhere here, since we do have plenty of Filipinos here.

allen0187 wrote on February 27, 2015, 12:36 AM

Filipinos are everywhere &BardRad !!! Have you tried any Filipino dishes?

BarbRad wrote on February 27, 2015, 9:06 PM

Nope. I don't know any Filipinos where I live now.