Eggplant is one of the vegetables that my family and I love. It’s one of our staple veggie, you can simply fry it, grill it or even boil and fry with egg (tortang talong). Then I suddenly remembered I love the Japanese eggplant dish and thought about experimenting and trying it out, it may not be exactly that yummy eggplant dish we would normally order at a Japanese restaurant (I don’t know exactly what its called) so I opted to try the simplest version of it with the use of hoisin sauce.
2-3 medium sized eggplant. sliced horizontally and cut into halves, 1/4 kilo ground pork, 2-3 cloves of garlic, minced.
3-5 tbsp. Hoisin sauce, 2tbsp. Sesame oil, 2 tbsp. Chinese cooking wine, 1 tbsp. Teriyaki sauce (optional), salt & pepper to taste.
Step 1: Heat pot and pour in Sesame oil, sauté garlic & ground pork.
Step 2: Add the Hoisin, Teriyaki sauce and Chinese wine.
Step 3: Add the eggplant and add 1/4 cup of water. Simmer for 5 minutes.
Season with salt & pepper to taste.
Because I love it saucy, I added a few more teaspoon of Hoisin and water.
A unique yet simple dish that’s easy to prepare and cook.