Monday, October 31, 2011

Rediscovering Taho at Gloria Maris

Taho, a local snack made of silky tofu or bean curd with sago (mini tapioca pearls) and sweet caramelized sugar syrup, is an iconic and ubiquitous street hawker food that remains popular to this day. This popular comfort food traces its origins in Chinese influences, and has since become a mainstream favorite for generations. But catching a taho vendor on the road is a hit or miss thing, so its really comforting to know you can have this treat at Gloria Maris anytime you want it.


The bean curd is smooth and served hot. Very comforting and familiar, the Taho or Tau Hue served at Gloria Maris is a delicious treat that brings back so many memories.



One order (P110.00 or less than $3) is good for 2-3 servings. The Taho is served in a wooden tub, with small bowls containing the sago and sweet caramelized sugar syrup. The fun part is making your own bowl.

You can also find more traditional Chinese selections at Gloria Maris. Tonight, I went for the Shrimp Dumpling Noodle Soup. Hearty and filling, nothing like a hot noodle soup.
And yes,they do have a good dim sum selection as well,  Here's the Kutchay (Garlic Chive) dumpling with minced pork and vegetables...
...the Bird's Eye Dumpling with Shrimp and Asparagus...
...and the popular Prawn Dumpling.
Good Chinese food and excellent value for money. Plus, they serve Taho anytime you feel like it. Now that's pretty cool.

Gloria Maris is located at Wilson Street corner J.Abad Santos Street, Greenhills, call 724-5011 to 12 for inquiries.

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38 comments:

  1. You are lucky to have access to such wonderful cuisine. Those tasty dumplings are something I could eat a lot of -yum! I am always interested in trying new stuff, however, there is not much around here. Thanks for sharing your dining adventure.

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  2. Hello Tina, the drive home usually takes a little longer as I get tempted to stop by some of these spots and try some of the food. Good way to beat the traffic! Thanks for stopping by, Tina!

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  3. Wow I wouldn't mind eating all these yummy dishes:))

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  4. Hello Dzoli, thanks for stopping by!

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  5. looks so yummmmm...makes me hungry...love it..;)
    Tasty Appetite

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  6. Bird's Eye Dumpling… I wouldn't mind a few of those! It all looks so delicious and inviting. I could swear I was full a seconds ago, but looking at these photos now leaves me suddenly hungry again...

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  7. Hi Nicole, the Bird's Eye Dumpling was different and delicious! Great to hear from you, Nicole!

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  8. You are so lucky!! This cuisine is so delicious!

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  9. I'd have to try that sago dish... we have something made with sago and treacle that I absolutely love. Now I know I would love that Chinese soup and those dumplings. YuM! :)

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  10. @ Eftychia-Hi Efty, it was great! Thanks for dropping by!

    @ Ramona- Hi Ramona, I'd like to see your sago treat someday, thanks for dropping by!

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  11. Hello Emily, thanks for visiting! Looking forward to sharing more post with you, and thanks for following!

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  12. Ooh! I want to eat All. Of. That. :-)

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  13. Hi Ruth, anytime's good for some dim sum! Thanks for stopping by!

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  14. You live in food paradise, do you? ;-))

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  15. Hi Angie, yeah, pretty close! Thanks for stopping by, Angie!

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  16. These all look so tasty. You've made my stomach rumble!

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  17. I'm no dude... but I LOVE me some dim sum :D

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  18. @ All That I'm Eating- I just really wanted to try the Taho but when the dim sum cart came, I just couldn't resist getting some dim sum...Thanks for dropping by!

    @ Tiffany- yeah, love dim sum! Thanks for stopping by, Tiffany!

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  19. Oh my God...I can eat them all at once right now...Especially Taho. I've never tried it, but it looks really soft and good!

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  20. Hey Ducky, it's really good, I'm sure you'd like it! Thanks for stopping by!

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  21. dumplings look so yummy....first time here,your captures are wonderful!!

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  22. Hello Amy, thank you for your kind comments, and thanks for visiting!

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  23. I've never heard of Taho, but it looks like something I'd enjoy. The soup and dumplings are making me hungry despite still being full from dinner. :D

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  24. Hi The Kitchen Noob, I think you'd like it! Thanks for visiting!

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  25. just discovered your blog. ;)
    your dumplings looks so pretty, simply perfect.
    great photographie!

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  26. Hello Helene, thank you for your kind words, and thanks for following! Looking forward to sharing more posts with you!

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  27. Thanks for dropping by, mooninspain!

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  28. their taho is good nga.. and yeah, noodles soup = comfort food!

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  29. all the foods look delish especially the soup :-) Visiting from Food Trip Friday, hope that you can return the visit too.

    http://www.adventurousjessy.com/2012/02/our-foods-at-the-chuck-e-cheese.html

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    1. Great Chinese comfort food, and reasonable prices too. Thanks for visiting!

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  30. I love everything here. I love dimsum ... and would go often at President's in Binondo.

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    1. Yup, Binondo's the real deal! Have to visit Binondo again sometime soon...thanks for dropping by!

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