Tortang Tahong

2a58ddfac36af01630efab6deb6abf63 Tortang TahongTortang tahong recipe is quite unique. Torta can have an array of culinary meanings. The term can be applied to sweet or savory dishes. In Philippines, there is a pastry called torta which is popular in the Visayas region. A savory torta is usually made with either eggplant (tortang talong) or ground meat (tortang giniling). This recipe uses tahong or mussels. This tortang tahong recipe is also a great way to use leftovers.

Serve up something delicious and survive a meatless diet this special week of Lent.

INGREDIENTS for Tortang Tahong Recipe:

1/2 TBSP plus 1 TBSP olive oil or vegetable oil

1/4 of a small onion, sliced

1 cup tahong or mussels, cooked, removed from shells and sliced

1 cup mung bean sprouts or asparagus

2 tsps oyster sauce

4 eggs

1/4 cup bell pepper strips

1 medium stalk green onion, sliced diagonally

salt and pepper to taste (go easy on salt because there’s oyster sauce in this recipe)


1. Heat 1/2 TBSP oil in a skillet. Saute onions for 1 minute. Add tahong or mussels and saute for another minute. Add mung bean sprouts or asparagus; cook for 3-5 minutes or until veggies are cooked but still crisp. Remove from pan, then stir in oyster sauce. Cool and set aside.

2. Beat eggs until foamy. Add cooled mixture from step 1, bell peppers and green onions. Season with salt and pepper according to taste.

3. In the same pan, heat 2 TBSP vegetable oil. Swirl pan to coat evenly with oil. Add egg mixture then, as some part of the omelette starts to set, make a few holes using a spatula to let uncooked portion run and cook underneath or flip the egg to cook the other side.

Serve warm and enjoy!

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