Filipino Mussels in ginger Soup

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This dish is one of my comfort foods. It’s very simple and the way it is cooked is very traditional. Gingery and salty fresh muscle are perfect  combination.



  • 1 lb fresh muscles, washed
  • 2 stalk of lemon grass
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 1 thumb sized ginger, sliced
  • fish sauce
  • 1 medium size tomato, chopped
  • a handful of water spinach(kangkong)
  • 1 tbsp EVO
  • ground black pepper
  • 2 cups water or chicken stock


  1. In a pot, put olive oil and sauté garlic, onions, ginger, tomato, lemongrass for 2 minutes.
  2. Add in the muscle and water or chicken stock. Put the lid on and simmer for 5 minutes or until the muscles are cooked. Take Note: muscles that aren’t opened should be thrown away.
  3. Once the muscles are cooked, seasoned it with black pepper, fish sauce. Add in the water spinach and cooked for 2 minutes. Serve.
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