Vegetarian Eggplant Recipes

We do the following with long eggplants (1 inch diam., 1 foot long). I hope you can find them in your city. Or, try it with the fat eggplants, but cook a little longer, because they seem a little harder to me.

Easy eggplant and garlic

Smash, mince or grind a clove of garlic. Put in a Tbsp of soy sauce. Let stand for 15 min. (Garlic Soy Sauce)

Boil some water. Cut eggplant into bite(1 inch) pieces. Boil 2 min. after boiling start.

Dip in Garlic Soy Sauce and eat.

Stewed eggplant and garlic

  • Cut eggplant into stripes like french fries (at least 1/2 inch thick)
  • Smash 4 or more cloves of garlic.
  • Heat 3 Tbsp. of oil.
  • Stir in garlic till before browning.
  • Stir in eggplant for 5 seconds. (they soak up oil quick. So next...)
  • Add 1/2 to 1 cup of water. (or cover 1/3 of the pile of eggplant)
  • Add 4 Tbsp. of soy sauce. (or adjust to your experience and taste)
  • Add 1-1/3 Tbsp. of white, red, brown, or ice sugar (or adjust, but the prop of soy and sugar is always 3:1)
  • Add 1 tsp of black or spicy Dou-Ban Sauce (op., best if you have it)
  • Add some wine.
  • After boiling, turn down heat and simmer covered till tender, flip and watch occasionally.
  • When too dry add water.
  • When too much sauce results and don't want to throw away, make it thick with some water and tapioca solution.