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Easy Chinese Spicy Garlic Eggplant (30-min)

Chinese Spicy Garlic Eggplant. Tender eggplant cooked in a spicy, savoury garlic sauce accented with aromatic dried red chilies, green onions, and ginger. You will never want to cook eggplant any other way once you try this! This eggplant dish is ready in just 30 minutes.
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course dinner, lunch, Side Dish
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 2
Calories per serving 370 kcal


  • 500 grams Chinese eggplants (or sub with Japanese eggplant or normal one will do)
  • ¼ cup cornstarch for coating
  • 5 tbsp vegetable oil or as needed
  • 10 dried red chilies dried
  • 5 slices ginger peeled
  • 1 stalk green onion finely chopped



  • In a bowl, combine sauce ingredients.
  • Slice your unpeeled eggplant vertically into quarter long strips. Then cut the strips into 1.5-inch-long pieces. Transfer to a large bowl. Pour cornstarch over eggplant. Using your hands, coat chopped eggplant in cornstarch. Note: The cornstarch helps the sauce cling onto your eggplant.
  • In a wok or pan over medium high heat, add ¼ cup vegetable oil. Once oil is hot, add eggplant. Fry until 80% cooked. Remove from wok and set aside.
  • Lower heat to low-medium. Into wok, add 1 tbsp of oil along with dried red chilies, ginger, and green onions. Fry for 5-10 seconds.
  • Add back in eggplant. Pour sauce overtop.
  • Quickly mix until eggplant is coated in sauce. Remove off heat and enjoy!
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Calories: 370kcal | Carbohydrates: 84g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 788mg | Potassium: 2392mg | Fiber: 25g | Sugar: 39g | Vitamin A: 2361IU | Vitamin C: 342mg | Calcium: 118mg | Iron: 4mg
Course dinner, lunch, Side Dish
Cuisine Chinese
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