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How to Cook Halaan and Tausi Guisado

Prep Time4 hrs 5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time4 hrs 20 mins
Course: Seafood Recipe
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Manny


  • 2 kilos live halaan or clams
  • 1 Tbsp. sesame oil
  • 1 Tbsp. garlic crushed
  • 2 Tbsp. ginger chopped
  • 1 pc red chili or siling labuyo seeded and finely chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. cornstarch dissolved in 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 1/4 cup tausi or salted black beans
  • 2 to 3 stems onion leeks cut into 1 inch long


    How to cook Halaan and Tausi Guisado:

    • Soak the live clams in water for about 4 hours to spit the sand and other particles.
    • Then wash thoroughly and set aside.
    • Heat oil in a frying pan (or small carajay or wok) over medium heat.
    • Add in garlic, ginger and chili. Saute for 1 minute or until fragrant.
    • Pour in the cornstarch and water mixture and let it boil.
    • Add the clams and simmer until the shells are opened. Add sugar and tausi.
    • Add in leeks and stir cook lightly until done. Serve hot.