While we were at 99 Ranch Asian Grocery today we saw fresh patola so right away I thought of cooking my favorite LASWA. Ingredients:
1/2 lb. shrimp, patola, birch flower, green papaya, squash, okra, long beans, malunggay leaves, onion, tomatoes, salt and groundpepper to taste.
Boil water in a deep pot. Once it starts boiling add onion, tomatoes and shrimp. Few minutes after season with salt and pepper and lower the heat to medium low. Start adding the vegetables starting with okra, squash, papaya, long beans, birch flower, patola and malunggay leaves. Bring it to boil then remove from heat so the vegetables won't over cooked. Serve hot over steam rice.