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How to Make Kinilaw na Talaba (Oysters Ceviche)

Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time1 minute
Total Time11 minutes
Course: Seafood Recipe
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: kinilaw na talaba
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 130kcal
Author: Manny


  • 1 cup fresh oysters
  • 1/2 cup vinegar
  • 3 cloves garlic crushed
  • 4 to 5 small red onions or native onions
  • 1/2 tsp. peppercorns coarsely ground or pounded
  • 1/2 tsp. salt


    How to make Kinilaw na Talaba:

    • Slice onions into thin rings. Add garlic, salt and pepper to vinegar.
    • Add oysters. Let stand for 2 to 3 hours.
    • If you are planning to serve it 5 hours later or more.
    • Boil the kilawin over high heat for a few seconds and remove immediately or it will be reduced to the size of a pea.
    • You could serve it with the vinegar mixture or drain the oysters and serve.