Simmered Eggplants

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Living Shojin Ryori

By Danny Chu

Published 2018

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Plump and glossy Japanese eggplants look particularly attractive during summer. Though the recipe is relatively simple, it is not so common outside of Japan. A delight for aubergine lovers!


  • 4 Japanese eggplants, each about 70 g ( oz)


Score each eggplant 3 times; approximately 1–2 cm from the cap to 1–2 cm from its base. The cuts should be equal distant around the eggplant.

In a pot, mix konbu dashi, soy sauce, sake, ginger juice and sugar and bring it to a boil. Lower heat and add eggplants. Simmer for about 15–20 minutes. Turn the eggplants at 5 minutes intervals.

Remove and cut each eggplant in half. Arran