WATCH: This Is How You Make A Creamy Halaan at Tahong Recipe

There's nothing wrong with the classic way of cooking your clams and mussels. The tinolang tahong recipe is a favorite dish for a reason! That doesn't mean that you can't improve upon this recipe. 

What's so great about a simple recipe such as this 5-ingredient tinolang tahong recipe is that you can add so many other ingredients to it to make it taste just that much more delicious. Add some chopped siling labuyo for a zing of heat, stir in melted butter and garlic for a quick stir fry, or toss it with other seafood for a quick pasta dish. 

However, if you want to keep your dish as simple as possible, you may want to try this recipe that includes gata or coconut milk.     

This delicious bowl of clams and mussels are made creamy and even more delicious by the coconut milk.
Photo by Bianca Laxamana

The creamy coconut milk flavored with lemongrass and turmeric is what makes these Manila clams and green mussels addictive and delicious. You'll want a bowl of steamed rice or chunks of crusty bread for this recipe so you can soak up all the delicious clam and mussel juice that's been made even sweeter by the coconut.  

Here's the recipe: 

If you're craving more than just these shellfish, why not try these other seafood recipes that may just make you crave being by the beach even more: 


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