Baked Talaba Recipe

Talaba is a large round loaf of bread with a hole in the middle. It is traditionally found in Middle Eastern cuisine, but can also be found in other countries such as Turkey and Greece. In this article, you will learn how to make your own as instructed in this baked Talaba recipe.

You will also learn that Talaba is traditionally made by using a wooden stick to poke the dough through the center of the loaf and then rotating it between your hands before placing it on a greased baking tray for frying.

Baked Talaba Recipe

baked talaba

Baked Talaba Recipe

This recipe makes the most delicious baked TalabaIt is still the simplest recipe you have ever met. This recipe will help you make a soft inside Talaba that is quite crispy outside. Just adhere to the easy guidelines shared below, and you will have your baked Talaba within a few minutes.
You are required to follow the steps after you have prepared the ingredients and have made sure that you have all the equipment required.
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Cuisine Japanese
Servings 4
Calories 189 kcal


  • Small glass bowl.
  • Water heater.
  • Baking Sheet
  • Medium size perforated steel bowl.
  • Fry pan.
  • Knife.
  • Chopping board.
  • Oven
  • Serving plate.


  • 2 kgs of fresh half, oysters or shelled talaba.
  • 1/2 cups of melted butter.
  • Fresh green parsley.
  • Lemon wedge.
  • 6 cloves of minced garlic.
  • 2 cups of grated cheese.
  • 1/4 tbsp of ground black pepper.


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Put 2 tbsp Of butter in a frying pan, heat for a minute over medium heat. Add the minced garlic and bake for about 3 minutes or until the garlic turns brown.
  • Pour the fried garlic into a glass bowl and reserve it.
  • You can wash the Talaba in a perforated steel bowl with some cold water. Clean it and make sure none of the shells are broken. This is to make sure that safety is highly observed.
  • Boil some water in a heater and pour it into each Talaba.
  • Drain any excess water and add melted butter. Pour some pepper and ½ of the fried garlic on the Talabas. Make sure each Talaba has enough of these.
  • Add cheese on each of the Talaba’s tops and the rest of the fried garlic.
  • Set them on a baking sheet.
  • Transfer the Talaba to a preheated oven and bake for 15 minutes. Make sure all the cheese melts and the Talaba looks brown.
  • Remove from the oven and sprinkle green parsley on the Talaba.
  • Put them on a plate, garnish with lemon parsley and lemon wedge and serve hot.


  • You can prepare this recipe using fresh or frozen Talaba. Note that you are only expected or recommended to eat 4 to 5 of them.  Eating too much of the dead Talaba can lead to serious health complications. 

Nutritional Facts

Carbs – 20.3g

Protein – 14.6g

Fiber – 0.4g

Sugar – 1.5g

Fat – 5.1g

Saturated fat – 2.0g

Cholesterol – 67.6g


You may not have attempted this recipe before since it is only done in the Filipino Island, where they have a lot of fresh oysters.

However, if you can get some oysters from your local grocery or any other place in your town, preparing the baked Talaba should not be a problem. You can adhere to this recipe from start to end. 

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