Spicy-Garlicky Asian Eggplant

Preparation info
  • Serves


    as part of a multi-course meal
    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      10 min

Appears in
Katie Chin's Everyday Chinese Cookbook: 101 Delicious Recipes from My Mother's Kitchen

By Katie Chin

Published 2016

  • About

Asian eggplants are long and narrow in shape, with thinner skin and a sweeter taste than larger American eggplants. They absorb all the flavors around them, so if you love garlic you’ll love this recipe. The eggplant is soaked in salt water to remove the bitter taste; this also makes it absorb less oil when it’s cooked. I was planning to cook this for my husband when we were first dating, but my mother said, “Will he want to kiss you after all that garlic?” I decided to wait and save this r