Don’t be deceived! This is not a real tinolang tahong. This is an ordinary sauteed mussels. The slices of rare ripe papaya were added few minutes before putting off the fire. The remaining heat was enough to make the papaya soft but was too short to cause exchange of flavors. The papaya barely had tahong flavor and the latter barely had the first.
I think a tinolang tahong is a good idea and I should ask her to cook it the next time.