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Spicy Garlicy Asian Eggplant - Chinese New Year Side Dish

Spicy Garlicky Asian Eggplant

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 people


  • 4 Asian Eggplants
  • 2 Teaspoons Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon Oyster Sauce
  • 1 Teaspoon Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Dark Sesame Oil
  • 2 Tablespoons Oil
  • 2 Cloves Minced Garlic
  • 2 Hot Red Chili Peppers Seeded and Thinly Sliced
  • 2 Tablespoons Water


  • Cut eggplant in half lengthwise and then diagonally into 1/2 inch slices
  • Cover eggplant with water and add the salt.  Stir to dissolve the salt.  Allow eggplant to soak for five minutes then drain well.
  • While eggplant is soaking, in a small bowl combine the oyster sauce, sugar, and sesame oil.
  • Heat the oil in a wok of skillet over medium-high heat.  Add the garlic, chili peppers, and eggplant.  Stir-fry for two minutes.  Add two tablespoons of water and continue stir-frying for two more minutes.  Add the oyster sauce mixture and stir well to mix.
  • Dish out and serve immediately.