Teacher Eats: Have your Best Baked Mussels in the South with Tahong Island #TeacherEatsAtTheSouth

I’m one of those “proud” person who lived in the south (within Taguig area towards southern parts of NCR, CALABARZON, etc.). And because of that, eating out should be as near to us as possible. But I’m not just talking about “just” eating out like a typical fast-food thing. I’m into “super good food” that’s fresh, fast and affordable. And days like these, you can find it anywhere; even at the southern area of  Parañaque City.

One of my great foodie cravings are seafood. I would fight over a bucket of shrimps if I have to and I’m not apologetic about it. For fresh seafood goodness, people usually go to “Dampa (Seafood Markets)” or some expensive restaurants. But it only happens to me during group gatherings (and when I’m in a “cheap stake” mode lols). So in the village of  El Grande, BF Homes Parañaque City, there’s a food place that will surely fix your seafood cravings. 

Tahong Island offers fresh mussels, shrimps and fish dishes created in a way that is perfect for Filipinos’ taste buds. What started as a small selling business now grew into a well-known spot for the best baked mussels in the South area.


Photo credit from Tahong Island FB page

Back in 2014, power couple Edward Gutierrez and Trish Aguilar started their business by selling their baked mussels in their offices during the holidays. It was a big hit, and after a few years, they were able to save up to rent a place in Pilar Village, Las Pinas.


“The feedback from the local communities was overwhelming. I am very thankful to our customers who remained loyal to us ever since we started the business. Even if we transfer to several locations, they did not stop ordering from us,” said Gutierrez. Tahong Island’s dishes are all his original recipes. With no professional training, Gutierrez runs the business with his passion for cooking and entrepreneurship.


“I love doing Tahong Island,” mused Aguilar. She handles marketing, accounting and finance for the business. “It was something we both loved doing together. When were we just selling our products in our offices, I never expected Tahong Island to branch out into a full-fledged business. Now, I am glad that we are reaching more people, and that more people love what we do as well.”


Photo credits at Tahong Island FB page.

Now, Tahong Island is located at El Grande, BF Homes Pque to reach more customers. What started as a take-out stall in Las Pinas now caters to dine-in customers in their new location. Their best-selling dishes include Cheesy Garlic Baked Mussels, Garlic Shrimp and Shrimpy-Shrimpy. The store also delivers around Las Pinas, Paranaque and Muntinlupa areas.

For more seafood goodness updates and insights, visit there facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/tahongisland/ and hope to see you there; munching over those seafood! 😀 

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