Similar to the usual blend of vegetables of Provence, that's where the similarity ends. Banana, ginger, lemongrass and cilantro take it far East. This is a recipe I found in the "All Around the World Cookbook."
Sprinkle the eggplants with 1 tsp of the salt and let stand for 15 minutes. Rinse and pat dry.
Heat the chicken broth in a large pot over medium heat. Add the eggplants and cook for 5 minutes. Add the green beans, cabbage, onion, ginger, garlic, lemongrass, cilantro, and remaining 1 tsp salt. Cook covered over medium heat for 10 minutes.
Stir in the banana, tomatoes and coconut milk. Simmer uncovered 10 minutes longer. Remove from heat and stir in the cilantro leaves.
Divide the rice between 8 shallow soup bowls. Ladle the vegetables atop the rice. Serve immediately.