5 from 4 votes
Chinese Eggplants with Garlic Sauce
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
Chinese style braised eggplants with garlic sauce--蒜香茄子
Course: stir fry
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: Eggplant, Garlic Sauce
Servings: 2
Calories: 213 kcal
Author: Elaine
  • 2 long tender Asian eggplants
  • pinch of salt for salty water
  • 3 tbsp. cooking oil + 1/2 tbsp. if needed
  • 3-4 cloves garlic ,minced
  • 1 green pepper ,cut into small pieces
  • 1 tbsp. light soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. salt or to taste
  1. Cut the eggplants into one bite size. Throw them in a large pot with water, add pinch of salt and marinate with a weight for 10 minutes. Transfer out and drain slightly (do not over dry, just pick the eggplants up).
  2. At the mean time, heat up wok and 3 tablespoons of oil. Add the eggplants in wok and fry over middle fire. Stir from time to time but do not move the eggplants frequently. When they are softened, transfer the eggplants out and keep some oil for frying the garlic.
  3. If there is no oil left, add around 1/2 tablespoon of oil. Add garlic in, heat over slow fire until aromatic.Add garlic in, heat over slow fire until aromatic.
  4. Add green peppers and return the eggplants, add light soy sauce and sugar. And sprinkle salt at the last.
Nutrition Facts
Chinese Eggplants with Garlic Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 213 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 22g 34%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 1368mg 57%
Potassium 18mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 3g 1%
Sugars 1g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 0.6%
Vitamin C 9%
Calcium 0.8%
Iron 1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.