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Tinolang Tahong with Malunggay

This is a recipe for tinolang tahong with malunggay. It is a soup dish composed of mussels, malunggay leaves, ginger, and lemongrass. It is best consumed during cold weather.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 4
Author: Vanjo Merano


  • 2 lbs. mussels cleaned
  • 2 thumbs ginger crushed
  • 2 stalk lemongrass tied into a knot
  • 2 cups malunggay leaves
  • 1 medium yellow onion sliced
  • 5 to 6 cups water
  • Salt and ground black pepper to taste


  • Bring water to a boil.
  • Add the onion, ginger, and lemongrass. Continue to boil in medium heat for 8 minutes.
  • Add the mussels. Boil for 6 minutes.
  • Gently slide-in the malunggay leaves. Cook for 6 to 8 minutes.
  • Sprinkle salt and ground black pepper. Stir,
  • Transfer to a serving bowl. Serve.
  • Share and enjoy!


Serving: 4g