Known by many as Tua Tau, these filter feeders large angular brown mussels are actually as “Horse Mussels”.
Ensure these mussels are washed thoroughly until the water is clear.
Note the two part shell is thin and fragile. This triangular shell breaks easily and the older part of the shell seems to have hairs.
Soaked them with flour and water in a basin and rinsed as many times as required.
Simplest method is to cook with Sambal Belacan and served pipping hot.
Heat wok with some cooking oil.
Add minced garlic and sautéed until fragrant.
Cover the wok so these mussels will cook faster.
Once all the mussels are fully opened.
Add a tablespoon of Chinese cooking wine for more fragrant.
Finally add your desired tablespoons of Sambal Belacan and mixed thoroughly for a minute or two.
Scoop into a serving plate and serving immediately.
Garnished with chopped cilantro.
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