Ginisang Tahong – Ilocano Recipe (Sauteed Mussels)


First of all, i would like to share my viand in our blog. This dish is the one that I choose because this food is tastes good. We usually saute it with garlic, onion, tomato and ginger. We do not add water because the tahong itself produces liguid/soup as you cook it. Since the sabaw (soup) comes from the tahong while cooking, the sabaw is very tasty. The other best way to cook fresh tahong is by grilling it. There is no need to add any spices to it since the fresh tahong itself is already very tasty. As for me, I usually dip it calamansi extract or lemon extract with minced onion. O minsan, pinipigaan ko ng calamansi, the same way when I eat grilled oyster or talaba.


  • 1 kg. tahong (green mussels) – cleaned and rinsed
  • 1 medium sized red onion (sliced)2 cloves (crushed and minced)
  • 1 finger of ginger (crushed)
  • 2 medium sized tomatoes (sliced)
  • 1 tsp. patis (fish sauce)
  • 2 tbsp. canola oil (for sauteing)


1. Saute garlic until golden brown, followed by the onion, tomato and ginger. Add the patis and continue sauteing for about 5 minutes.
2. Add the tahong, stir and cover the pot. Simmer for about 5 minutes or until all the shells open.
3. Ready to serve. It can be served with rice.


12 thoughts on “Ginisang Tahong – Ilocano Recipe (Sauteed Mussels)

  1. wow!!!! Its so delicious….. and it make me hungry. Yes!!! aside it is delicious it is important also to eat a seafoods like that, because to make our bones stronger.
    SOmeday I will just try to cook that recipe.
    I love to eat a seafoods,especoially if there is a shell. Becaise I really enjoy to eat.
    Thank you for the information and to the procedure on how to cook it….

    ~Argelyn Ayuba~


  2. hmmmm…it makes me hungry…
    only shrimps and crabs I already cooked, not seaweeds nor seafood with shells…
    this recipe makes me think what exactly the taste of tahong is, which I never try ever since.

    ~Marielle Sarte~


  3. nakss.. !
    Ginisang Tahong is a very delicious food. Very nutritious viand. Specially when it mixed with vegetables that will push yourself to eat more. “katakam-takam” 🙂 😉

    ~Rose Marie Carcasona~


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