Tinolang Tahong (Mussels in Ginger Soup)

 Tinolang Tahong is healthy, delicious, and has a comforting ginger-y soup that’s perfect for slurping on a cold day…

Tinolang Tahong (Mussels in Ginger Soup)

Last week passed by quickly. I had fewer updates than usual because we caught the bug. We had coughs and cold — as in the whole family! I’m guessing it was because of the topsy turvy weather we’re having.

It was raining the last few days  because of the typhoon — you know that these are the kind of days that requirs soupy meals. There were times when we were too lazy to go to the market because of the bed weather  so we made do with what we have in the fridge. Made chicken sopas out of leftover roasted chicken, ate a few instant noodle cups too.

Sunday is fun day at the wet market and so I bought a few days worth of meals including these pretty mussels that were turned into Tinolang Tahong (or Mussels in Ginger Soup).

Tinolang Tahong (Mussels in Ginger Soup)

Tinolang Tahong is one of the healthiest meals I know. It has a comforting ginger-y soup too that’s perfect for slurping on a cold day. Plus it is delicious on hot steamed rice!

What is your favorite rainy day ulam?


Tinolang Tahong (Mussels in Ginger Soup)

  • Author: Peachy Adarne


  • 1kg 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
  • fish sauce to taste


  1. In a large pot, sauté ginger,garlic and onions in heated oil until onion becomes translucent.
  2. Add the mussels and sauté for one more minute.
  3. Pour in water. You can add more water if you like more soup.
  4. Bring to a boil and simmer until the shells have opened.
  5. Season wih fish sauce to taste.
  6. Add Sayote slices and simmer for a minute.
  7. Add chili leaves, cover and turn off heat.
  8. Serve hot with steamed rice


  • Serving Size: 6

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25 Responses

  1. Hope that you all now feel much better…it’s not fun to have a cold, esp. if you still have a small baby at home.
    The soup looks delightful. Seafood and ginger are always great together.

  2. Couldn’t agree more. This is such a healthy food. We just need to be careful in buying mussels. Make sure that it’s fresh.

  3. I love mussels. But I live in Phoenix, and I have no idea where to buy them out here. Fortunately I can order them at some of my local restaurants. Too bad they don’t make that soup though!

  4. We haven’t eaten mussels much at our house, although this soup really looks interesting. I bet it’s great for detox or when you’re not feeling well. I’ve never thought about the addition of ginger, it makes everything a little bit special!

  5. What a lovely recipe! It’s perfect for a cold night or when you’re feeling a little under the weather. It’s definitely a must try and it’s healthy as well.

  6. Even thou that I’m allergic to those things, I know my uncle would love this recipe. Such a nice, simple dish!

  7. This sounds absolutely beautiful. I can’t say I’ve ever eaten anything like this before, but I’d most definitely give it a try 🙂

    Louise x

  8. I love tinola!!! 🙂 Replace the dahong sili with malunggay and it’s the perfect ulam for breastfeeding mums! Hahah! Ganyan lagi food ko nung breastfeeding pa with the #FabSkye.

  9. Ohhhh! Yummy. I totally love this recipe because i recently started cooking literally everything with ginger # garlic. BUT ala! Some dishes dont tast good with ginger, so imagine my delight because i´ll be trying your recipe. Thanks!

  10. Sana OK na po kayo madam.. Pabago bago kasi panahon.. Kaya siguro ganun madam.. This is Wow!!! I love tahong with more ginger… Sarap!!! Pagpapawisan ka talaga nito..

  11. Akala ko papaya nung una ko nakita pero binasa ko sayote pala. Sarap ng sabaw nyan lalo na malapit na tagulan dapat ganyan mga niluluto. At mura pa!

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