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Best Suwam Na Tahong

Suwam na tahong is a seafood dish that originated in the Philippines. Fresh mussels are boiled with various natural flavorings and it's best during rainy season.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Filipino
Keyword Seafood Recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 177kcal
Cost $5-20


  • 1 kg Mussels
  • 2 thumbs Ginger cut into strips
  • 1 pc Onion big and cut into strips
  • 4 cloves Garlic cut into strips
  • 3 cups Water
  • ½ teaspoon Salt
  • ½ teaspoon Ground black pepper
  • ½ cup Cayenne pepper leaves
  • 2 tablespoon Oil


  • Heat oil in a pot, saute garlic until golden brown, add onion and ginger, saute until mixture softened.
  • Toss in fresh mussels and season it with salt and ground black pepper. Mix well and cover. Cook for 3 minutes.
  • After 3 minutes, pour the water into the pot, and then add cayenne pepper leaves.
  • Cover and boil for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes, stir the mixture.
  • Serve hot and enjoy!


Calories: 177kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 665mg | Potassium: 420mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 204IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 5mg