Thai Garlicky Eggplant

Preparation info
  • Serves


    as part of a multi-course meal
    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      20 min

Appears in
Everyday Thai Cooking: Quick and Easy Family Style Recipes

By Katie Chin

Published 2013

  • About

Asian eggplant are narrow in shape, have thinner skin and tend to be sweeter than American eggplant. The eggplant absorbs all of the garlicky goodness in this dish so each bite is like a flavor bomb. Rich, complex, sweet, and spicy, this side dish is definitely “da bomb” in my book.


  • 3 tablespoons high-heat cooking oil, divided
  • 8 oz (250 g) Asian eggplants


  1. Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in the wok or skillet over moderately high heat. Add the eggplant and soy sauce and stir-fry for 3 minutes. Remove from pan set aside. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon<