This was amazing. It tastes exactly like the Basil Eggplant I order when I go out to eat. I used two American eggplants and it worked well. Although, I think I will reduce the water next time because it didn't all evaporate and I was stuck draining it and filtering it for the garlic and chilies. I used one Tbsp of fish sauce and one of soya sauce because I don't like a strong fish sauce taste. Also, I kept the seeds for one chili but discarded the seeds for the other so it wouldn't be ridiculously spicy.
Very good and authentic, like the cooking method, also.
Really yummy! I used homegrown Japanese eggplants and basil, so it was all very fresh. The sauce was delicious. I ended up combining the eggplant with a lightly fried tofu dish that I was also making, and they combined beautifully. Thanks, riffraff!
Very very tasty!!! I added beef, mushrooms and greenpeppers to make a more substantial meal and also added some ginger to up the flavouring.
I really enjoyed this dish. I altered it slightly to make it vegan by omitting the fish sauce and using soy sauce instead which worked quite nicely for me. I also used cinnamon basil as that is what I'm growing in my herb garden - yum!