Monday, March 05, 2007

Mr. Taho


In the Philippines, we say "ta-ho", referring to a sweet snack made with bean curd, caramelized sugar, and tapioca balls. It is a very popular street food and vendors were a common sight even on city streets. Carrying two aluminum containers suspended on a wooden rod, having taho for an afternoon snack was something my brothers, cousins and I often enjoyed.

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22 Comments:

Blogger glorifiedg said...

I love this style. Very nice.

2:53 PM  
Blogger Ellis Nadler said...

I'd love to try it

3:13 PM  
Blogger Chad said...

Great colours in this piece! Nice work!

4:16 PM  
Blogger Michelle Lana said...

Thanks guys!

7:09 PM  
Blogger KaRLa said...

beautiful im your fan
;D

8:26 PM  
Blogger isay said...

hi michelle--oh i miss eating taho! this is really a fantastic drawing!

11:34 PM  
Blogger Mattias said...

sounds delicious!

4:16 AM  
Blogger moonsandstars said...

ooo, i know exactly what your talking baout! me and my friends would sit around outside waiting for the taho man to come by...I miss taho as well as lots of other filipino foods.Anyway great work!

8:55 AM  
Blogger Mia (a.k.a."The Great Blogbina") said...

Interesting ... Thanks for sharing!

Nice work!

4:40 PM  
Blogger Paige Keiser said...

I really like this piece Lana, I think it's one of my favorites!

p.s. thanks for adding me to your blog, I'm adding you too! :0)

11:36 PM  
Blogger Andrew Thornton said...

Finally someone who knows about cuisine from the Philippines! Many of my stories lose their punch when I refer back to a culturally specific dishes and no one knows what I'm talking about.

Anyways, your illustration is delightful as always and very cute.

1:11 AM  
Blogger robert casumbal said...

when i visited there for the first time 10 years ago... i remembered taho, halo-halo and balut vendors. all but one were pleasurable experiences :)

7:01 AM  
Blogger Michelle Lana said...

Heheh...that's great robert! Yes, I think you're talking about balut right? hehee...

7:19 AM  
Blogger Coloribus said...

This snack seems delicious, and your illustration is beautiful, with many souvenirs.
A meal, with his flavours, is often a great way to remember good moments ;o)

8:48 AM  
Blogger Alina Chau said...

Yummmmy illo and drink !! Tasty!

12:31 PM  
Blogger Pati @-;-- said...

That's so sweet! Here we called those guys 'pregoneros' and I admire them a lot because sun down here is terrible.

I'd like to try a ta-ho, too ;)

4:42 AM  
Blogger Roland Mechael said...

i miss TA-HO! lovely work Michelle!

6:59 AM  
Blogger Michelle Lana said...

Hey Roland... heheh :) Yep..me too :) I ask my mom to make it for me sometimes :)

7:47 AM  
Blogger BINO said...

Very nice style as usual Michelle, you are one of my favorite artist!
Thanks for all your nice comments on my blog!

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2:50 PM  
Blogger Michelle Lana said...

Hey Bino...i've missed you :) thanks for stopping by! Can't wait to see your new blog :)

4:09 PM  
Blogger buep said...

Delightful illo, Michelle! I'd love to try it! :)

6:47 AM  
Blogger andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Ha! Too cute!

6:22 PM  

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