Tinolang Tahong {Green Mussels Ginger Soup}

Tinolang Tahong is one of the cheapest food you can enjoy in the Philippines.

But here in Scandinavia, it cost a whooping $12{or PHP 480}per kilo. While it only cost you $1/kilo or PHP40/kilo back in the Philippines.

It’s really worth it to take the extra mile and try the Philippines next time you’re planning to take a vacation on South East Asia.

“IT’S REALLY, REALLY MORE FUN IN THE PHILLIPINES”.

Photo by Nino Almendra
Photo by Nino Almendra

Now on with the cooking…

Tinolang Tahong {Green Mussels Ginger Soup}

Prep. time: 3minutes

Cooking time: 5minutes{fresh mussels} / 8minutes{frozen mussels}

Difficulty: Very Easy

You will need;

1 kgs. fresh  green mussels(onboard frozen green mussels is mostly available, NO NEED TO DEFROST}

100 grms. (2thumbsize) ginger, sliced

3 cloves garlic, crushed and chopped

100 grms onion, coarsely chopped

2 Tbsp. cooking oil

2 Tbsp. fish sauce{PATIS)

2 stalk of fresh lemon grass{TANGLAD}, pounded and tied.

4 ltrs. rice washing or water

3 pcs. green/red long chilli, whole

Season with salt to taste.

a bunch of green leafy vegetables{PETCHAY, chinese cabbage or lettuce}

GARNISH; ½ cup freshly chopped spring onions

Direction;

On a very hot stove, heat a 5ltrs. capacity soup pot.

Sweat ginger, garlic and onion in oil. Add the green mussels and pour-in some fish sauce.

Cover with lid and let it simmer for a minute. Add the lemon grass and pour-in the rice washing.

Add the chilli and bring the soup to a boil for 3minutes. Season with salt to taste.

Throw some green leafy vegetables. Garnish with spring onions.

Thats it!!! Enjoy your meal 😉

Prep. ginger, garlic and onion. 2Tbsp. cooking oil and soup pot on a very hot stove.
Prep. ginger, garlic and onion. 2Tbsp. cooking oil and soup pot on a very hot stove.

Sweat ginger, garlic and onions in oil. {Soup pot 5ltrs. capacity}
Sweat ginger, garlic and onions in oil. {Soup pot 5ltrs. capacity}
Add in the Green Mussels.
Add in the Green Mussels.
Stir for a minute.
Stir for a minute.
Pour 2Tbsp. of Fish sauce{PATIS}.
Pour 2Tbsp. of Fish sauce{PATIS}.
Cover and let it absorb the flavour of Fish sauce for a minute.
Cover and let it absorb the flavour of Fish sauce for a minute.
Green mussels will be opened by this time.
Green mussels will be opened by this time.
Add the lemon grass.
Add the lemon grass.
Pour-in rice washing or water.
Pour-in rice washing or water.
Add the green/red long chilli. And bring to a boil.
Add the green/red long chilli. And bring to a boil.
Remove the scum on the of the parboiling soup. Let it boil for 3minutes.
Remove the scum on the of the parboiling soup. Let it boil for 3minutes.
Season with salt to taste.
Season with salt to taste.
Discard the lemon grass.
Discard the lemon grass.
Add green leafy vegetable.{Petchay, Chinese cabbage or even the outer leaf of Iceberg lettuce.
Add green leafy vegetable.{Petchay, Chinese cabbage or even the outer leaf of Iceberg lettuce.
Almost ready :D
Almost ready 😀
Garnish with Freshly chopped spring onions.
Garnish with Freshly chopped spring onions.
Photo by Nino Almendra
Photo by Nino Almendra

Thanks alot for spending your precious time on my blog and hope this recipe encourage you to

try cooking  Green Mussels Ginger Soup.

Enjoy your meal 😉

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