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Szechuan eggplants--Yu Xiang Eggplants
Yu Xiang Qie Zi (Sichuan Eggplant)
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
20 mins
Sichuan style eggplants stir fry
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Sichuan cuisine
Keyword: Eggplant
Servings: 2
Calories: 204 kcal
Author: Elaine
  • 2 Asian long eggplants
  • 3 pickled red pepper , or replace with fresh Thai red peppers, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp. broad bean paste , Doubanjiang
  • 2 garlic cloves , chopped
  • 1 tbsp. chopped ginger
  • 2 green onions , white part and green part separately chopped
  • coriander for decoration
  • 2 tbsp. vegetable cooking oil
  • 1 tsp. salt for soaking
Stir fry sauce
  • 1 tbsp. light soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp. black vinegar
  • 1 tbsp. cooking wine
  • 2 tsp. cornstarch
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 1 tbsp. water
  • Salt as needed
  1. Roll cut washed eggplants into long strips (try to keep some skin on each one). Then soak the eggplant strips in salty water for around 15 minutes. Move out and drain.
  2. Prepare a bowl; mix all the ingredients for stir fry sauce. Then set aside.
  3. Heat up 2 tablespoons of oil in wok (comparing with other ingredients, eggplants need more oil) until you can see the waves.
  4. Add eggplants in and stir-fry until soft. Firstly the eggplants will absorb almost all the oils in the wok and then return some back after 2 or 3 minutes.
  5. Move the eggplants out or to one side of the wok; add garlic, chopped peppers, green onion white part and ginger to stir-fry for the aroma. Add doubanjiang to continue cooking for 1 minute for red oil. Then mix all the content in wok.
  6. Stir in the sauce. Mix well and make sure the eggplants are well coated.
  7. Move from wok, sprinkle chopped green onion and coriander leaves.
Recipe Notes

Since both doubanjiang and soy sauce contains salt. So spare your salt.

Nutrition Facts
Yu Xiang Qie Zi (Sichuan Eggplant)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 204 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 12g75%
Sodium 1374mg60%
Potassium 246mg7%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 120IU2%
Vitamin C 14.9mg18%
Calcium 16mg2%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.