eggplant

  • Donburi (Rice Bowl)

    Eggplant ‘Tamago Toji’ Rice Bowl

    There is a Japanese cooking method to bind the ingredients, that are cooked in the sauce or soup, with ‘Tamago’ (Eggs), and it is called ‘Tamago Toji’. This dish is cooked in this method. Meltingly soft Eggplant that is cooked in sweet soy sauce flavoured Dashi stock is absolutely delicious. This is a rice bowl …

  • Pork Vegetables

    Scrumptious Pork & Eggplant

    Pork and Eggplant is a great combination. I often season with Miso, Sugar and Mirin, which is a brilliant flavour for Pork & Eggplant. Today I used Soy Sauce, Sugar and Mirin, which is another popular combinations of seasonings. The dish was delicious and Eggplant was meltingly soft. You got to serve this dish with …

  • Curry Donburi (Rice Bowl) Pork

    Curry Flavoured Pork & Eggplant Rice Bowl

    When you stir-fry Eggplant with other ingredients, cooking time can be an issue. Today I cooked Eggplant with thinly sliced Pork. How would you cook these two ingredients together? My method is pre-cook Eggplant in the microwave. Once you have done it, this dish can be cooked very quickly. Makes 2 Servings Ingredients 1 Eggplant …

  • Vegetables

    Marinated Fried Eggplant ‘Nambanzuke’

    I have shared my recipe for ‘Nanban-zuke’, which is a dish of marinated Fish. It is one of my Top 10 summer dishes. This dish is almost identical to the ‘Nanban-zuke’, but I used Eggplants instead of Fish. Eggplants are deep-fried and they become oily. And that’s why they taste so good after marinated in …

  • Mushrooms Vegetables

    Simmered Eggplant & Enoki

    If you like ‘Nametake’ Enoki, you will love this dish. This dish is cooked in the same flavoured sauce and the melting Eggplant is accompanied. It’s so good with freshly cooked rice. Chilli Flakes is optional, but I always add a little bit for a slight heat. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 2 medium Eggplant *about …

  • Pork Vegetables

    Teriyaki Eggplant & Pork Mince

    This Pork Mince filling is almost same as Gyoza filling. I simply sandwiched it with Eggplant slices, then fried. My first attempt was not quite successful, because the Pork filling slipped out from Eggplant. You need to glue them so that they stay together. Flour would be a good glue. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 250 …

  • Dipping Sauces Vegetables

    Noodle Dipping Sauce With Fried Eggplant

    Deep-frying is a very popular method to cook Eggplant for this dish, but I would much prefer pan-frying as Eggplant sucks up a lot of Oil. This dipping sauce with meltingly soft Eggplant is absolutely delicious. Chill it and enjoy with cold noodles. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 1 medium Eggplant *about 250g1/2 Green Capsicum *optionalOil …

  • Vegetables

    Miso & Mozzarella Baked Eggplant

    It seems many people were surprised to see my ‘Miso & Mozzarella Baked Tofu’ as they never thought of mixing Miso and Mozzarella. My husband prefers Eggplant version to Tofu version. I cooked Eggplant in the same way, but it didn’t work. To make the Eggplant meltingly soft, you need to lower the oven temperature …

  • Vegetables

    ‘Fukujinduke’ Pickles

    ‘Fukujinzuke’ is a very popular condiment in Japan. Curries are often served with these crunchy pickles. The name of the pickles originates from the tale of ‘Seven Lucky Gods’ as some varieties of ‘Fukujinzuke’ are made with seven different vegetables. It is easy to make at home. Renkon (Lotus Root) might be impossible to find …

  • Curry Tofu & Soy Protein Vegetables

    Tofu Soboro Green Curry

    On the other day I heard a popular Radio show personality was talking about Tofu. He said that Tofu was tasteless and disgusting. I wanted to cook Tofu for him! I like Tofu’s natural taste. Tofu is so versatile and can be seasoned in many different flavours. Here is another Tofu dish. In this Green …

  • Vegetables

    Tomato & Eggplant Cheese Bake

    Vegetables in season taste so good and they don’t require much seasonings. For this ‘Tomato & Eggplant Cheese Bake’, you only need Salt & pepper. And good quality Olive Oil and Cheese of your choice. So delicious! Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 2 large Eggplants *about 600 to 700gOlive Oil for cookingSalt & Pepper2 to 3 …

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