Law-uy is a vegetable soup dish popular in Mindanao, at first sight it looks like dinengdeng or laswa but this dish is totally different and from what I noticed it uses a lot of slimy vegetables and root crop. Jute leaves, Okra, Loofah and Taro are the main vegetables that gives it the unique consistency.
- 200 g fatty pork, cubed
- 4 pcs medium Asian taro, cut into 1/2-inch sections
- 1/4 section butternut squash, cubed
- 1 bunch saluyot
- 1 long patola / luffa, sliced
- 12 pcs okra
- 2 pc eggplant, sliced
- 1 stalk lemongrass, pounded
- 1 red onion, sliced
- 1 thumb-size ginger, thinly sliced and pounded
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 5 cups water
- freshly ground black pepper
- Generously season pork with salt and pepper
- In a wok add oil then fry pork pieces until golden brown in colour. Remove from wok then set it aside.
- In the same wok sauté garlic, onion and ginger
- Pour water the add taro and lemongrass. Simmer for 10 minutes.
- Add eggplant, squash, okra and fried pork then simmer for 5 minutes.
- Add patola then continue to simmer for 2 minutes. Stir in saluyot cook for 1 more minute.
- Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper then serve.