Spicy Garlic Asian Eggplant Recipe

Spicy Garlic Asian Eggplant

  • Author: Jen


  • 4 Asian eggplants (cut in 1/2 lengthwise, then diagonally into 1/2 in. slices)
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp dark sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 hot red chili peppers (seeded & thinly sliced), optional
  • 2 tbsp water


  1. Cover the eggplant with water in a bowl, add the salt & stir to dissolve the salt. Soak the eggplant for 5 minutes then drain well. {This is to take out the bitterness of the eggplant}
  2. In a small bowl, combine the oyster sauce, sugar & sesame oil. Set aside
  3. Heat the oil in a wok or skillet over medium high heat. Add the garlic, chili peppers, and reserved eggplant and stir for 2 minutes.
  4. Add 2 tbsp water & continue stir-frying for 2 more minutes.
  5. Add the oyster sauce mixture & stir well to mix.
  6. Dish out and serve immediately with hot steaming rice.