Steamed and Roasted Kamo Eggplant with Fried Bamboo Fungi and Enoki Mushrooms


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By Peter Gilmore

Published 2010

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This is a fun and very textural vegetarian dish. Bamboo fungus is a type of mushroom that is grown in the bamboo forests of China. It is sold dried and is available at good Chinese grocery stores. The mushroom is hollow and a perfect vehicle for stuffing — I fill the mushroom with tofu and black sesame seeds but you could use different combinations. This dish is served with wonderful small kamo eggplants, which have very few seeds and a lovely flavour. I like to steam the eggplants before r