How to Cook Breaded Mussel (Tahong)?

Breaded Mussel (Tahong) Recipe

“Mussel” or “Tahong” is a kind of seafood. A seafood is any sea animal or seaweed that is served as food, or is suitable for human consumption, such as fish and shellfish and one of this is the “mussel” or “tahong”. Just like any seafood, the most important thing to remember when buying mussel or any seafood is this; “the fresher, the better.”

Mussels can be prepared in many ways — from appetizer to main courses. Here is a mussel recipe that will surely give a new dimension to seafood cooking.


  • 1 kilo mussel or tahong
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup bread crumbs, mix in
  • 1/2 tsp iodized salt
  • 1/2 cup oil


  1. Boil or steam tahong until shells are open.
  2. Remove meat from shells.
  3. Dip tahong meat in egg.
  4. Roll in breadcrumbs.
  5. Fry in oil until golden brown.
  6. Serve with dip.

Dip Ingredients:

  • 8 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1-1/2 tbsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp iodized salt
  • 1/2 tsp group pepper
  • 1 tbsp vinegar
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch

Dip Cooking Procedures:

  1. In a saucepan, mix all ingredients until cornstarch is completely dissolved.
  2. Cook over low flame until slightly thick.
  3. Serve.

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