I just recently discovered this Chinese dish at one food court and like the sambal terong which is a Malay eggplant dish, I liked it instantaneously.
The taste is savory-sweet which is intensified by the bitter-sweet taste of the eggplant and sesame oil. And I love it with the biting effect of the red chili. It is not as spicy-hot as the sambal terong that I cooked before, however (see recipe of sambal terong here ). Well, for those who want their food sizzling hot, you can add as many red hot chili peppers as you like.
This Chinese dish is a great addition to my eggplant recipe collection 🙂 A must try for Filipino as the ingredients are just easy to find and available in Filipino stores. If you can’t find sweet sauce, just replace it with sugar to taste and make use of the a darker soy sauce instead of the light one.
For other eggplant recipe that we have, click this link – Eggplant recipes.
SAUTEED EGGPLANT – CHINESE INSPIRED
Eggplant, sliced thinly – 2 medium
Garlic, minced – 4 cloves
Onions, diced – 1 large
Red hot chilli pepper, chopped – 1 piece (as desired)
Olive Oil – 2 tbsp
Sesame oil – 1 tsp
Light Soy Sauce – 2 tbsp
Sweet Sauce – 1 ½ tbsp
Water – 2 tbsp
Ground white pepper
Sesame seeds (optional)
- Pour the olive oil and sesame oil in a sauce pan, add the minced garlic and stir until the garlic is fragrant. Add the onions, stir.
- Add the eggplants and let it fry until they wilted. Sprinkle with groiu
- Mix the soy sauce, sweet sauce, and water then pour it on th
© Fresha-licious (11May2012)