If the Ilocanos have the Dinengdeng, Mindanaoans have Law-uy, Visayans have the Utan then in Romblon they have Inaslum. Unlike most of the vegetable soup in the Philippines where there is a set ingredients for it to be called like such, Inaslum is the opposite, basically it’s just a soup dish prepared with any available fresh vegetables in season, hence you will have a different looking dish during the rainy season compared to the summer. Cooking process is quite different as well as some Inaslum does not need to be sautéed, it’s just boiled vegetables then lightly seasoned, making this the healthiest compared to other vegetable dishes found in the Philippines.
Common vegetables used for Inaslum are bottle gourd, okra, snake beans and water spinach but it’s not limited to it. Today we will be making this dish, but I did some minor changes to the traditional recipe to give it some flavour hence I sautéed a bit of fatty pork together with garlic and onions. Yes, it turned out to be yummy!
Inaslum is a Filipino vegetable soup dish from Romblon prepared with any available fresh vegetables in the region in season, common vegetables used are bottle gourd, okra, snake beans and water spinach.