Adobong Tahong Recipe


  • 2 kgs. fresh/frozen tahong/green mussels, cleaned.
  • 2 thumbsized (50 grms.) ginger, peeled, crushed and chopped finely
  • 8 cloves garlic, peeled, crushed and chopped finely
  • 1 large (200 grms.) onion, diced
  • 3 pcs. red/green chilli long, sliced
  • 4 Tbsp. cooking oil
  • 4 Tbsp. soya sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. oyster sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. liquid seasoning
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. lemon juice (1/2 piece lemon)
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • freshly chopped red chillies and spring onions for garnishing.


  1. Heat cooking oil on a large cooking pot. Add the ginger, garlic, onions and chillies. Saute for a couple of minutes until onions are translucent. Add the green mussels. Note: If you’re using fresh green mussels, it is cooked in 5 minutes. While frozen green mussels is cooked in 8 minutes. (No need to thaw or wash the frozen green mussels, it is ready for cooking.)
  2. Stir the green mussles and mix for a minute. Cover with lid for 5 minutes. Pour in the soya sauce, oyster sauce and liquid seasoning. Add the sugar, squeeze 1/2 lemon and season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  3. Garnish with freshly chopped red chillies and spring onions.

Source: iCookonboard

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