Taho, which is a morning snack or a dessert when chilled, has its origins in China. The origin of one of its components, tofu, was discovered accidentally by the Mongolians.
The Chinese then added different toppings, including almond syrup, which was later on passed on to Malay natives in the Philippines.
Taho comes from the Malay word “taubue” or in Hokkien “tau hua”, which means tofu pudding.
When taho was introduced in the Philippines, it had medicinal properties. But since the herbs and seeds that the Malays used were scarce, the Filipinos tweaked taho and added arnibal and sago.
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