Laswa nga Tambo

Laswa nga Tambo
Laswa nga Tambo, this is another version of laswa or vegetable dish that is very popular in Capiz, Iloilo and Negros. Laswa nga tambo or utan nga tambo is boiled bamboo shoot with saluyot topped with shrimp. The dish uses pre-cut and pre-cooked bamboo shoots that are always available in most vegetable markets in Metro Manila.

Laswa nga Tambo Recipe

As an alternative for fresh bamboo shoots canned or bottled bamboo shoots are also available in most Asian stores.

Laswa nga Tambo Dish

Saluyot is also available in some places around the globe, especially in the Middle East. The recipe is simple but very delicious.


Laswa nga Tambo - Tambo ug Lamhay

1/4 kilo labong, bamboo shoots, sliced, parboiled
2 bundles saluyot leaves, trimmed, coarsely cut crosswise
1/4 kilo medium size shrimp, trimmed
2 medium size tomato, quartered
1 small size onion, chopped

Cooking procedure:

In a pot bring to a boil 4 to 6 cups of water. Add in labong, onion and tomato, simmer for 3 to 5 minutes. Add in saluyot and shrimp, simmer for another 3 to 5 minutes or until vegetables are just cooked. Season with salt to taste. Serve hot.

See other related bamboo shoot vegetable dish:

Dinengdeng, Labong, Saluyot at Sigarillas
Utan ug Buwad
Saluyot at Labong


  1. Manong, sarap naman nyan.. San ka ngayon? Nasa Pinas ka ba? Hirap maghanap ng labong dito sa Manila. Thanks for sharing..

  2. Thnx for ang recipe masarap na!!! Well, visit this :) (: for recipes....

  3. Im from Iloilo, so i surely love this.. I miss my Mom, this is one of her favorite dish to cook everytime we siblings are home.
    - Tanya

  4. Hi Tanya,
    Welcome to OPC


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