eggplant

  • Donburi (Rice Bowl) Pork

    Sweet Miso Eggplant Don

    Have you tried any of my sauces? They are all so versatile and can be used for many dishes. ‘Sweet Miso Sauce’ is one of them. I simply stir-fry Eggplant and Green Capsicum, then add Pork Mince, and seasoned with the ‘Sweet Miso Sauce’ with chilli bean sauce for spiciness. So easy to cook and …

  • Vegetables

    Grilled Eggplant with Sesame Sauce

    My mother used to chargrill Eggplants for this dish. She chargrilled them until skin was blistered and blackened, then peeled the skins. We enjoyed the melting tender Eggplants with ‘Ponzu’ sauce. But, for me, chargrill is difficult to do. I like oven-baking or oven-grilling, and it is the easiest and ideal method in my house. …

  • Baking Vegetables

    Baked Vegetables

    Do you like Ratatouille? I love it and used to cook it very often. But, since I started cooking this ‘Baked Vegetables’, I always prefer this dish. I use same ingredients, but the result is richer and more intense flavour, probably because the vegetables are baked in high heat. The amount of the vegetables is …

  • Pork Vegetables

    Mabo Eggplant

    My Japanese style ‘Mabo Dofu’ recipe is quite versatile and you can replace Tofu with vegetables such as eggplant. All eggplant lovers should try this dish! It is very easy to cook but you need patience to precook eggplant pieces until they are tender as crunchy eggplant is not very nice. If you are OK …

  • Vegetables

    Ponzu Marinated Eggplants

    The summer in Japan is severe. Every year I used to lose my appetite because of the heat and humidity, but something acidic always helped me to eat to survive. The vinegared dishes are something I crave for when I am tired. I quite like strong vinegar flavour of this dish. If you don’t, use …

  • Vegetables

    Braised Eggplant ‘Nibitashi’

    There are two method for this dish. One is deep frying the eggplant and the other is shallow frying. I definitely prefer shallow frying, but you need fairly good mount of oil even for the shallow frying. This dish taste better when cooled to room temperature or even chilled. I generally don’t like too much …

  • Vegetables

    Grilled Eggplant with Sweet Miso Sauce

    This popular restaurant dish can be cooked easily at home. ‘Grilled Eggplant with Sweet Miso Sauce’ is one of the most popular Japanese dishes I have cooked for dinner parties. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients Eggplant 1 to 2 Oil Roasted Sesame Seeds *optional Finely chopped Spring Onion *Optional Miso Sauce Miso 4 tablespoons Mirin 2 …

  • Vegetables

    Sweet Miso Eggplant

    Sweet Miso goes so well with Eggplant. This dish is my husband’s all time favourite. He keeps telling everyone that eggplants in Japanese dishes are so delicious. I asked him how most Australians cook the eggplant. He said ‘just BBQ them.’ Ahhh… When you cook this dish, you need hot steamy rice to serve with …