Can anyone give me a recipe to eggplant in some kind of sweet sauce?

I have been to 2 restaurants and had similar dishes. One at a Sushi/Hibachi restaurant and then at the famous PF Changs. It is a Japanese eggplant in some kind of dark sweet sauce, maybe with soy sauce but it is a lot thicker. I am a pretty good cook and do it a lot, and I have tried making it with Hoisin sauce which is what I thought it may have been and it did not come out right. Does anyone know how to make this dish, I know it is famous because I have seen it on several different menus, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese....someone out there has to know how to make it! I really love this vegetarian dish and want to make it at home, it is cheaper than going to eat it at a restaurant!


The ones I tried were not really spicy.....

3 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    Hot and Sour Chinese Eggplant

    2 long Chinese eggplants, cubed

    1 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce

    1 tablespoon red wine vinegar

    1 tablespoon white sugar

    1 green chile pepper, chopped

    1 teaspoon cornstarch

    1/2 teaspoon chili oil, or to taste

    2 teaspoons salt

    2 tablespoons vegetable oil

    Place the eggplant cubes into a large bowl, and sprinkle with salt. Fill with enough water to cover, and let stand for 30 minutes. Rinse well, and drain on paper towels.

    In a small bowl, stir together the soy sauce, red wine vinegar, sugar, chile pepper, cornstarch and chili oil. Set the sauce aside.

    Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Fry the eggplant until it is tender and begins to brown, 5 to 10 minutes. Pour in the sauce, and cook and stir until the sauce is thick and the eggplant is evenly coated. Serve immediately.


  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Vietnamese Stir Fried Eggplant in Hot Bean Paste. It does have a sweet flavor to it also.

    4 Eggplant

    1/2 tablespoon Chopped ginger

    1 teaspoon Chopped garlic

    1 tablespoon Hot bean paste

    2 tablespoons Soy sauce

    1/2 tablespoon Brown vinegar

    1 teaspoon Sugar

    1 teaspoon Salt

    1/2 cup Soup stock

    1/2 tablespoon Sesame oil

    6 tablespoons Oil

    1 tablespoon Chopped green onion

    Here's the recipe..

  • 1 decade ago

    might be plum sauce

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