Laswa Recipe

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Laswa is a popular Ilonggo vegetable soup.
It's the equivalent of bulanglang from Batangas and dinengdeng from Ilocos.

Laswa is simple to prepare, but you have to make sure that the vegetable ingredients
have to be fresh.


  • cups water
  • 2 pieces tomatoes, quartered
  • 1/4 cup shrimps, peeled and deveined 
  • 1/4 kilo squash, cut into 2" squares
    1/4 kilo string beans, cut into 3" lenghts 
  • 1/4 kilo eggplant, sliced diagonally 
  • 10 pieces okra, sliced diagonally 
  • 2 cups alugbati leaves
  • salt


Boil tomatoes in water then add the shrimps.
When shrimps are pink in color, add the following one at a time in this order-
-squash, string beans, eggplant, okra and cook until tender.

Add the alugbati leaves and season with salt.
Serve immediately.



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