Here’s a Strawberry Taho Recipe for Those Who Won’t Brave the Baguio Traffic This-Coming Long Weekend

April 14, 2019

So it’s not exactly a food hack, but its purpose is the same: to offer you a chance to make something you’d normally buy elsewhere at home. This time we’re talking about strawberry taho that Baguio’s street food scene is famous for.

Although it would be nice to use actual Baguio strawberries too… Pasalubong?

We know a lot of you will be making the long drive up to escape the hot and humid summer weather in the Philippines’ Summer Capital, but not many of us will get the chance to get away from the city in search of cooler weather. So while we are stuck in Manila, at least we can make believe with our very own strawberry taho made from scratch.

Strawberry Taho

  • Serves: 4 people
  • Active time: 4 hours
  • Total time: 4 hours + overnight
  • Difficulty: Medium



  • 4 cups soy milk
  • 3 1/3 tsp. gelatin
  • 3 tbsp. sugar


  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 2 cups water
  • ¾ cup sugar


  • 1 cup sago, cooked


  1. Pour soy milk into a pot.
  2. Sprinkle gelatin evenly over the top and let sit for 5 minutes.
  3. Place the pot over medium heat and add the sugar.
  4. Stir and cook until gelatin and sugar are dissolved.
  5. Remove from heat and pour evenly into four cups/containers.
  6. Let taho set in fridge for four hours or overnight.
  7. To make syrup, add strawberries, water, and sugar in a pot and bring to a boil until strawberries are completely soft and syrup is bright red.
  8. Remove from heat and strain.
  9. Let syrup cool before using.
  10. To serve, top each cup of taho with prepared sago and strawberry syrup.
  11. Top with strawberries, if desired.
Bea Osmeña SEE AUTHOR Bea Osmeña

Bea Osmeña is a healthy-ish eater who is just as likely to take you to a vegan joint as she is to consume a whole cheese pie to herself. A former picky eater, Bea has discovered the joys of savory fruit dishes, but still refuses to accept pineapples on her pizza. On the rare occasion you catch her without food in her mouth, you are likely to find her looking at books she can't afford, hugging trees, or talking to strange animals on the street.

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