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Tinolang Tahong

Jaime Inez
Whether you like mussels or chicken, you will love this Pinoy soup. The soup is prepared with fresh mussels in a ginger broth with vegetables. In the Philippines, this popular dish is one of the cheapest and most filling dishes that you can cook. It is also an excellent choice for lenten fasting. The best part about this dish is that it can be prepared in minutes. If you're pressed for time, skip the cooking step and simply use water and some fish sauce.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Main Course, Soup
Cuisine Filipino
Servings 4 servings
Calories 188 kcal


  • 1 kg Tahong Mussels
  • 5-7 cloves Garlic chopped
  • 1 whole Onions big , chopped
  • 1 nub Ginger chopped
  • 1 tsp Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp Fish sauce
  • 2 cups Water
  • 2 stalks Lemongrass chopped
  • 1 piece Long green chili
  • 1 tbsp Cooking oil


  • Put oil in a heated pan.
  • Saute garlic under medium heat.
  • When the garlic turns golden, add in the onions.
  • When the onions sweat, add in the ginger.
  • Saute the ginger well until it releases its aroma.
  • Add in the lemongrass. Continue stirring.
  • Put in the water. Cover and allow the dish to boil.
  • Add in the chili and pepper when the water begins to boil.
  • Add in the mussels after 30 seconds. Close the lid.
  • When the mussels open, season with fish sauce.
  • Give a quick stir and turn off the heat.
  • Serve while hot with a pair of fried dish.



And here's the after-math of our tiny feast! As what my little boy would say... All gone! Funish now!! :)
Keyword Mussels