Filipino Mussels Recipe – Mussels in Ginger Broth

Filipino Mussels Recipe – There are several types of Filipino Mussels recipes you can try out, depending on your tastes. There are different ways you can enjoy this shellfish from baked mussels to steamed mussels. Whatever way you cook the shellfish, there are also many dishes you can pair it with. Among the different ways, you can enjoy this shellfish, one of them is in a broth. You’ll find there are plenty of soup recipes in Filipino cuisine and one of them is called Tinolang Tahong. Tinolang Tahong is basically mussels in a ginger broth. It seems relatively simple, but there is plenty of flavor in this dish, making for a warm meal on a rainy day. As a dish that doesn’t have a lot of ingredients, there is not much involved in making Tinolang Tahong, but if you want to try a simple Filipino Mussels Recipe, this is the dish to try:

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Filipino Mussels Recipe (Tinolang Tahong)

A mussel soup featuring a fi ginger broth with pepper leaves
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Soup
Cuisine Filipino
Servings 4 servings


  • 1 kg fresh mussels washed and cleaned
  • 1 Liter water
  • 1 white onion chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 inch knob of ginger sliced
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 cup chili leaves
  • 2 sayote peeled and cut into pieces
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce or to your taste


  • Heat up the oil in a large pot then aff the ginger, garlic, and onions.
  • Sauté the vegetables until the onion becomes translucent.
  • Add the mussels and sauté for one more minute.
  • Pour in water. If you want more soup, you can add more.
  • Bring the soup to a boil, then lower the heat and let simmer until the shells have opened.
  • Season the mixture with fish sauce until you get you're preferred flavoring.
  • Add the sayote slices and let the soup simmer for a minute.
  • Add the chili leaves then cover and turn off the heat.
  • Scoop the soup into a bowl and serve it fresh.

Other Filipino Mussels Recipe

Tinolang Tahong is one of the many Filipino dishes you can make with mussels. While cooking mussels in soup is a prominent thing in Filipino cuisine, there are other options you can try. For another option, you can try having the shellfish cooked in garlic and cheese. You can even go the simple route and just saute the shellfish. Mussels is a rather versatile dish and pairs well with different things. Other than Filipino recipes, you can experiment with different ways to cook mussels. If you are a fan of shellfish in broths, there are plenty of flavors you can try with the broths. A few broth options you can try include a spicy blend and a vegetable broth.

You’ll find no shortage of ways to enjoy mussels. If you are interested in trying out other Filipino seafood recipes, check out Daing na Bangus and Kinilaw. Among the different shellfish options, shrimp is popular option for different Filipino seafood dishes. You can also check out our other Filipino recipes with our “Fish Escabeche Recipe Filipino Style” and “Tuna Sisig Recipe”

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