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filipino mussels recipe

Filipino Mussels Recipe (Tinolang Tahong)

A mussel soup featuring a fi ginger broth with pepper leaves
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
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.