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Chinese Eggplant with Spicy Garlic Sauce

4.89 from 17 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 4 people
Calories 161 kcal


  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil divided
  • 3 eggplant small, cut into long strips
  • 2 cloves garlic finely minced
  • 1 red chile pepper finely minced
  • 1/2 inch fresh ginger peeled and finely minced
  • 1 green onion chopped
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon black vinegar Chinese black vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar


  • In a wok or saucepan over high heat, add 1 tablespoon of the cooking oil and swirl to coat wok. When wok is hot, add eggplant in a single layer. Cook 2 minutes and flip over each piece so they cook evenly. Cook another 2-3 minutes, flipping occasionally.The egg plant should have changed in color, the skin wrinkled and the flesh soft.
  • Push eggplant aside in wok and add 1 tablespoon cooking oil. Add garlic, red chile peppers, ginger and green onion. Stir these aromatics until they become fragrant. Combine aromatics with eggplant and stir fry for one minute. Add soy sauce, black vinegar and sugar and stir to combine all. Serve immediately.


Calories: 161kcalCarbohydrates: 22gProtein: 4gFat: 7gSodium: 260mgPotassium: 832mgFiber: 10gSugar: 13gVitamin A: 215IUVitamin C: 24.8mgCalcium: 34mgIron: 1mg
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