Tinolang Tahong

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Tinolang tahong is a soup made with plump mussels steamed in ginger root, spinach and a bit of Onion.

Tinolang Tahong


  • 2 lb mussels, still in shell (black mussels are available at Asian stores)
  • medium sized piece of ginger root, peeled and sliced into julienne strips
  • 1 medium sized onion, sliced
  • several spinach leaves
  • freshly ground pepper
  • salt to taste


  1. Boil mussels in water just enough to cover them.
  2. Add ginger and onions.
  3. Once the shells are opened, add spinach leaves.
  4. Simmer for about two minutes.
  5. Add pepper and salt to taste.
  6. Serve hot.