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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 long eggplants , around 400g
  • 1/4 cup mince pork
  • 1 tbsp. chopped pickled peppers
  • 1/2 tbsp. broad bean paste , Doubanjiang
  • 2 garlic cloves , chopped
  • 1 tbsp. chopped ginger
  • 2 green onions , white part and green part separately chopped
  • 2 tbsp. vegetable cooking oil
  • 1 tsp. salt for soaking
  • starch for coating
Stir fry sauce
  • 2 tsp. light soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp. black vinegar
  • 5 tbsp. water
  • 1 tbsp. starch ,
  • 2 tbsp. sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  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. Coat with starch (optional but I recommend using since this helps the sauce attaching on the eggplants)

  2. Prepare a bowl; mix all the ingredients for stir fry sauce. Then set aside.
  3. Heat up 2 tablespoons of oil in wok or a pan and fry the eggplants until slightly browned by batches.

  4. Heat another 1 tablespoon of oil in wok, and fry mince pork until crisp and browned. Add doubanjiang and chopped pepper to continue cooking for 1 minute for red oil. Add garlic, chopped peppers, green onion white part and ginger to stir-fry for the aroma.

  5. Stir in the sauce. Cook for a while until the sauce is thickened. Mix well and make sure the eggplants are well coated.

  6. Move from wok, sprinkle chopped green onion! I highly recommend serving this with steamed rice. The magic sauce can turn plain steamed rice into something extremely delicious.

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.