Chinese Eggplant with Garlic Sauce

Chinese stir fries are the best. They are my go-to meals pretty much every time I want to cook something fast and easy. The secret to making good stir fries is in the sauce – you have to add just the right amount to end up with a perfectly seasoned stir fry.

What is Chinese Eggplant?

Unlike the big, bulbous American eggplant you are used to seeing in grocery stores, a Chinese eggplant is much smaller and longer. Its skin is thinner and the flavor is also milder because it contains a lot less seeds (which cause eggplant to taste bitter) than the American type.


Soy Sauce Sugar Vinegar Shaoxing Wine or Sherry Sesame Oil Garlic Chinese Eggplant


Whisk the ingredients for the sauce in a bowl and leave it on the side. Stir fry the eggplant with a little oil for a few minutes over medium heat, until they are tender. Cook the garlic, ginger, and chilis. Return eggplant to pan.  Add sauce and scallions. Serve over rice.




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