Hello! My name is Izumi Shoji.I am a vegetarian living in Tokyo.
My first English book will be out soon,so I started this blog in English.
Though I'm not good at English,I will update this blog once aweek.Please come and enjoy!
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Jul 22, 2011

Barbecue Eggplant

Hello! I am happy to see you again. I will update this blog once a week.

Do you like Korean barbecue? This dish is usually made ​​from beef, I used eggplant instead of beef.It is also delicious eggplant barbecue.And this dish is very healthy!

ingredients for 1 person

1 eggplant
Sesame oil

(for the barbecue sauce)
2 tsp soy sauce
1 tsp mirin(or maple syrup)
1 tbsp sesame oil
1 tbsp chopped garlic
1 tbsp chopped ginger

Slice the eggplant.

Make barbecue sauce.Mix soy sauce, mirin, sesame oil, garlic and ginger.

Heat the sesame oil in a saucepan,and saute the eggplant.

Add the barbecue sauce,and stir until well mixed.

This dish is complete.This dish is delicious.You can also put this dish over rice!

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  1. Hi, I'm extremely excited about this recipe. I love eggplant and I loved the flavor of Korean BBQ from what I can remember from years ago. I'm confused about one thing though- It mentions sesame oil twice. One doesn't have the quantity listed. Is the 1 tbsp for the sauce or the pan? How much do you use for the other? Thanks.

  2. Made this for lunch today.I had it with some leftover takikomi gohan (sans chicken of course) and some momoya chili on top. It was so delicious that two hours later, i literary was drooling just thinking about it and had to finish the leftover I had planned to eat for dinner.

    The only thing i did differently was: pan fried with safflower oil instead of sesame oil because the kind that i have at home smoke too fast and eggplant doesn't cook through instantly - well at least how i like it (i have kadoya brand pure sesame oil). Yum yum yum. Thank you Izumi

  3. I just made this - it was so delicious! Thank you :)

  4. It is so fragrant!!! What a pity you dont update this blog anymore :(