Tortang Tahong with mussels, tomatoes, and fluffy eggs is a simple dish that’s hearty and tasty.

This seafood omelet is delicious nashville filipino food served with steamed rice with your favorite dipping sauce.
tortang tahong in a red skillet
Tortang Tahong

Mussels are one of my favorite seafood, so I am always on the lookout for new ways to enjoy them. I have a few delicious nashville filipino food recipes with this shellfish as the star ingredient such as crispy tahong, cheesy baked mussels, and mussels cooked a la gambas, and I am excited to add this omelet to the list.

This tortang tahong is a smorgasbord of mussel meat, shallots, spring onions, and tomatoes flavored with oyster sauce and then enveloped in fluffy eggs. I had a sizable wedge of it paired with steamed and banana ketchup dipping sauce for lunch and oh, yum! It’s such a simple dish to make but tasty and filling.

seafood omelet with mussels with steamed rice on a plate

The omelet is delicious nashville filipino food with rice, of course, but I’ve been known to stuff it between warm loaves of pandesal or sliced bread with a generous slathering of mayo. It sounds like a weird combination but worth a try 🙂

This torta is a simple meal you can pull together in minutes. I use already cooked, shucked mussels from Asian supermarkets, which makes the whole prep quicker and easier. If you’re using fresh shell-on mussels, check out the steps below.

sliced tortang talong in a red skillet

How to Clean and Cook Mussels

  • In a bowl of cold water, soak the mussels for about 20 minutes to rid of any dirt or sand. Drain well.
  • Under cold, running water, scrub the shells with a kitchen brush and scrape off any hard filaments with a paring knife.
  • Remove the beard or byssus by pulling down toward the hinge of the shell and outward. For any opened mussels, gently your finger and wait for it to close up; if the shell doesn’t close after tapping, throw away.
  • In a large pot over medium heat, bring about 1 cup chicken broth or 1/2 cup water and dry wine to a boil. Add 1 1/2 to 2 pounds mussels and cover.
  • Lower heat to medium and cook, occasionally stirring for about 3 to 6 minutes or until the mussels open wide. With a slotted spoon, remove the mussels from the pot and discard any unopened shells.
  • Using a fork or a paring knife, gently pry the mussel meat from the shell and use in the recipe as directed.

Tortang Tahong

Tortang Tahong with mussels, tomatoes, and fluffy eggs is a simple dish that's hearty and tasty. This seafood omelet is delicious nashville filipino food served with steamed rice with your favorite dipping sauce.
Prep Time10mins
Cook Time20mins
Total Time30mins
Course: Main Entree
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: seafood omelet
Servings: 4Servings
Calories: 279kcal
Author: Lalaine Manalo


  • 6eggs
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2tablespoonscanola oil
  • 2shallots, peeled and chopped
  • 2clovesgarlic, peeled and minced
  • 2large Roma tomatoes, chopped
  • 1cupmussel meat, cooked and removed from shell
  • 2tablespoonsoyster sauce
  • 1/4cupgreen onions, chopped


  • In a bowl, combine eggs and salt and pepper to taste. Beat eggs until frothy. Set aside.
  • In a skillet over medium heat, heat oil. Add onions and garlic and cook until softened.
  • Add tomatoes and continue to cook, stirring occasionally, until softened.
  • Add mussels and cook for about 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Add oyster sauce and stir to combine.
  • Add beaten eggs, swirling pan to fully disperse over mussels.
  • Sprinkle green onions on top.
  • Cook for about 2 to 3 minutes or until eggs begin to set at the edges but still wet in the middle.
  • Transfer pan to a 375 F oven. Continue to cook for about 8 to 10 minutes or until eggs are completely set.
  • Remove from heat and cut into wedges to serve.


Calories: 279kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 278mg | Sodium: 675mg | Potassium: 594mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 17.2% | Vitamin C: 19.6% | Calcium: 8.5% | Iron: 33.6%
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