5 Reviews

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.

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Canadian_in_the_Bay February 07, 2010

Very good and authentic, like the cooking method, also.

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rosslare July 02, 2014

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!

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Susiecat too July 28, 2008

Very very tasty!!! I added beef, mushrooms and greenpeppers to make a more substantial meal and also added some ginger to up the flavouring.

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Lennongirl November 19, 2007

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!

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cjbamboo July 17, 2007
Basil Eggplant (Aubergine) - Pud Makua Yow