Cha Traop Dot (Cambodian Eggplant/Pork Stir-Fry)

READY IN: 1hr 30mins
Recipe by KLHquilts

This comes from "The Elephant Walk Cookbook," published by my all-time favorite restaurant, The Elephant Walk. If you're ever anywhere near Boston, make a point of finding your way to Porter Square in the Cambridge/Somerville area -- you'll find the restaurant a few blocks north on Mass. Ave. The food is unbelievably good!

Top Review by Cultural Twist

Beautiful! Who knew you could get so much flavor from so few ingredients. I added a little soy sauce to top it (Cause I'm a sodium junkie) But still - sublime.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Prick eggplants with a fork, then put on baking sheet and bake for 45 minutes (or until soft). Allow to cool slightly, then peel and discard the skins. Mash the flesh with a fork until smooth. Set aside.
  3. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the garlic until golden (about 10 seconds). Stir in the pork and shrimp, breaking up any clumps.
  4. Add the fish sauce, sugar and ground pepper. When well mixed, add the eggplant and continue stir-frying until warmed through (about 3 minutes). Add the scallions, stir well, and remove from heat and serve over rice (or not!).

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