Adobong Tahong


    * 1 kilo tahong (green mussels); cleaned with beard removed
    * 3/4 cup vinegar
    * 4 tablespoons soy sauce
    * 2 cloves garlic, pounded
    * 1/4 tablespoon peppercorns
    * Cooking oil


   1. Sauté garlic in two teaspoons fo oil and then add the mussels. Cover and let stand for 2 minutes. 
   2. Add soy sauce, vinegar, and pepper.  Parboil and simmer until the shells are opened. 
   3. Continue cooking to reduce until little sauce remains.