- Heat a medium-sized heavy-based pot and add oil, onion, garlic and ginger. Saute until fragrant.
- Add fish sauce, coconut milk and sugar and bring to boil.
- Add drained mussels and cover pot with lid. Bring pot contents to boil and remove from heat immediately.
- With the lid on, shake the pot occasionally to open the mussels.
- Dish out on a serving plate and garnish with chopped coriander and fried shallots. Serve the dish immediately with steamed rice.