Prepare the fried garlic by heating oil in a small pot. As the oil heats-up, add the garlic. Continue to cook in medium heat while stirring-once in a while until the garlic turns golden brown. Separate the oil from the fried garlic. Set aside.
Prepare the mussels by pouring water in a cooking pot. Bring to a boil.
Add the mussels and continue to cook for 1 minute or until it starts to open. Discard the water and then let the mussels cool down.
Open the mussels completely and then peel off the shell that has no meat. We will only need the shell with mussel meat attached.
Preheat the oven to 350F
Arrange the mussels (meat side up) on a baking tray. Distribute butter and shredded cheese equally over each piece of mussel. Put inside the oven and then bake for 5 minutes.
Remove the tray from the oven. Arrange the fried garlic on top of the mussels. Put the tray back into the oven. Continue to bake for 3 to 5 minutes more.
Remove from the oven. Let it cool. Arrange in a serving plate. Sprinkle parsley on top.
Serve. Share and enjoy!