I was a bit early today. While waiting for my company, I was walking back and forth hoping to find anything for breakfast. No establishments were opened yet but there were some early vendors offering food to eat. They were selling candies, cigarettes, donuts, crackers and taho. Speaking of taho. I already saw six men selling. They were early and perhaps targeting employees rushing to their offices but have not taken breakfast yet.
When I was in high school, taho vendors were always offering theirs to us. The purpose was the same, target those who have not taken their breakfast yet. We were not allowed to go school on empty stomach and foods other than bread and rice meal were forbidden early in the morning. I never once bought that time.
I wondered if this street food have enough energy to give. It might bridged the gap between rush and breakfast but not provide enough power until lunchtime. That is overkill. It is a rich protein source but not a good provider of carb. The added syrup and sago have but still not enough due to minimal quantity.
Again, I gave it a shot. I bought a 10-peso cup. It was filled with taho, spoonful of small sago. and a spoon of caramelized sugar.
For the record: I didn’t noticed immediately he was holding a cigarette. He waved his hand and it was gone in an instant. It was obvious he never wanted customers see it. He was supposed to sell hygienic food.
I ate taho about 6:35 am. We left to our destination after a while. I was craving about 9 am. We did a stopover near the convenience store and bought food and drinks. My ten pesos saved me for a litter over two hours.
Marvin is the lead chocolate maker of Ben and Lyn Chocolate Inc. Has strong background in food research and development. Occasionally conducts training and lectures. Lecturer of Cocoa Foundation of the Philippines. Do coaching and consultancy services on his free time.