We had an eggplant that had reached the used now or toss point, so I went digging for a recipe. I also added brown sugar to my plain soy sauce. Also, I can't get shallots and I substituted a red onion. I was concerned about the vinegar, but it added the right amount of zing without in anyway overpowering the dish. Dh, who doesn't like eggplant, loved it. Our guests came back for seconds. This is a delicious, easy recipe, and I will definitely make it again.
I actually wanted to come back and properly review this, just pressed for time... This was great. I had 5 large eggplants that I needed to use up. I also had a house full of dh's soccer players (he's a coach). They loved this. I didn't have sweet soy sauce so I made the keecap manis, by simmering 1 cup of soy sauce with 6 T of brown sugar until it reduced a bit. This is great and very easy.
This hit all the markers, easy, quick and very tasty. I too used regular soy, with brown sugar added. Family says its a keeper. thanks for posting.
This is delicious, and so simple to make! Like the previous poster, I used regular soy sauce with some brown sugar added (1 T soy, 1 t brown sugar). I used a leftover slice of eggplant the next day to make a sandwich on french bread, topped with mozzarella. Just great!