Tinolang Tahong Recipe

Tinolang Tahong is a mussel soup recipe with ginger and spinach. This recipe is inspired by a famous Filipino soup dish called tinolang manok or chicken tinola — which uses chicken, green papaya wedges, and chili pepper leaves. This mussel soup recipe is simple, budget-friendly, and delicious. This is also quick to prepare. It took me only 15 minutes to cook this dish. I like to eat mussels because of its nice flavor. Aside from that, mussels are good for the health: they are excellent source of Selenium, vitamin B12, zinc, and folate. 

Try this Tinolang Tahong recipe and let me know what you think.

Tinolang Tahong

Tinolang Tahong


  • 1 lb mussels (tahong), cleaned
  • 2 cups spinach
  • 2 tablespoons ginger, julienned
  • 1 medium yellow onion, sliced
  • 5 cloves garlic, pounded
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil

Watch the cooking video:

Cooking Procedure

  1. Cooking procedure:
  2. Heat a cooking pot and pour-in cooking oil.
  3. Saute garlic and onion.
  4. Add ginger and mussels, and then cook for a minute.
  5. Pour-in water. let boil.
  6. Add salt and pepper. Stir and cook for 8 to 10 minutes.
  7. Put-in the spinach. Turn the heat off and cover the pot.
  8. Allow the residual heat to cook the spinach.
  9. Transfer to a serving plate.
  10. Serve. Share and enjoy.

Number of servings (yield): 3

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