Tinolang Tahong/Quick Stew Mussels

Tinolang Tahong/Quick Stew Mussels


Chopped garlic – 3 cloves

Chopped ginger – thumb size

Chopped red onions – medium size

Sliced tomatoes – 3 medium size

Spring Onions – 3 stalks (Separated the whites from the greens)

1 ½ kilo of mussels/tahong

Lokot/Seaweed (optional)

Vegetable oil

Salt to taste

1 teaspoon white sugar

½ liter water



  1. First is we need to clean the mussels. remove the hair by trimming it using a knife. Then rinse them with water 3 times.


  1. Using a large pot, drizzle a bit of cooking oi. Then toss the onions stir for a few seconds, followed by the garlic and ginger.


  1. Then pour the mussels in. Stir for a minute to make sure each of these shell fish gets the proper heat.


  1. Then lets add the tomatoes, followed by the white spring onion stalks. Then add ½ a liter of water. Then our lokot. And we will let this cook for about 4 minutes.


  1. Then stir again making sure each ingredients are cooked. Add the salt, and a sprinkle of white sugar to balance the flavor.


  1. Let it boil again for 2 minutes. And we are done!


  1. Serve hot and enjoy it as a starter or pair with a steamy bowl of rice.



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