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  • Writer's pictureEmily Yeo

Mapo Eggplant

Growing up, my mum would include eggplant in a lot of dishes, but I was never too fond of that. It wasn’t until I became an adult and cooking my own food that I started to discover a newfound love for the vegetable. If you love mapo tofu, this vegan map eggplant recipe is cooked Japanese-style, which is not only mild spicy, savoury and fragrant, and is a quick and easy recipe for any night if you want a hearty and healthy Chinese dish. It might not be the prettiest dish out there, but it is full of flavour and uses a classic mapo sauce that envelops the tender eggplant in a savoury, spicy, and fragrant way.



Mapo Eggplant is a delicious stir-fry dish featuring Chinese long eggplants usually cooked with ground pork and a bold sauce. However, here I'm using crumbled tofu instead.



Japanese mapo eggplant is milder on the spice level, and yet it captures the savoury essence with our own unique touches. Don’t let the ingredient list scare you off… You likely have most of it in your pantry and it really takes no time at all to make. It’s the perfect one-bowl dinner. Mapo eggplant is wonderful over hot steamed rice or even atop noodles. It’s that sauce. It makes everything good!


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