by Pauline De Mesa
Vegetable | February 22, 2019

Nothing boring about this boiled vegetable soup. Law-uy is a popular dish in Visayas and Mindanao, which is known to get its subtle yet enriching flavors from the used slow-boiled crop vegetables. Rice washing is used for the broth creating more depth to the soup. Perfect for vegans who prefer the goodness of vegetables.

Recipe by Mike Aviles, Mateo Ty, and Millet Aviles Ty of Lachi’s
Photographed by Krizia Cruz

Ingredients :

4 cup Second rice washing (pangalawang hugas-bigas)
1 thumb-sized Ginger, peeled, cut, and crushed
2 link Green onion leaves, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 wedge Squash, cubed
3 Saba bananas, cut into 3 slices
3 Eggplants, cut into 2-inch pieces
6 Okras, ends trimmed, cut into 3 slices
1 tbsp Patis
1 bundle Alugbati leaves
1 cup Malunggay leaves

Procedure :

  • 1
    In a medium saucepot, boil second rice washing with ginger and onion leaves. Once it boils, add squash, bananas, eggplants, and okras. Continue to boil the vegetables for 6-8 minutes. Season with patis.
  • 2
    Lastly, add alugbati and malunggay. Boil for another minute and turn off heat. Taste and adjust seasoning. Serve hot.