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25 Delicious Asian Eggplant Recipes You Have to Try

Are you looking to add some variety to your weekly meal plan?

If so, then you’ll want to try these 25 Asian eggplant recipes.

Easy Chinese Spicy Garlic Eggplant

Eggplant is a popular ingredient in many Asian dishes, and these recipes will give you a range of flavors and textures.

From stir-fries to curries, these Asian eggplant recipes are sure to tantalize your taste buds and add a unique flair to your dinner table.

So get ready to explore a world of flavor with these deliciously different Asian recipes!

Mapo Eggplant (麻婆茄子)

If you’re looking for a delicious, savory, and spicy dish that is easy to make, then Mapo Eggplant is a perfect choice!

This popular Chinese dish is full of flavor and packs quite a punch with its combination of Sichuan peppercorns, doubanjiang, and chili oil.

For an extra kick, add some extra chili oil to the mix, and for more sweetness, adjust the sugar and soy sauce to your taste.

And don’t forget to save some of the green onions for garnish!

Nasu Dengaku – Miso Glazed Eggplant

If you’re looking for a delicious sweet and savory dish that doesn’t take too long to make, try Nasu Dengaku – Miso Glazed Eggplant!

This classic Japanese dish is a great way to impress your friends and family.

All you need are two small eggplants, mirin, miso paste, granulated sugar, sesame seeds, vegetable oil, and sake.

For an extra flavorful dish, try marinating the eggplants in a mixture of miso paste, mirin, and sake for an hour before cooking.

Sweet & Sticky Air Fryer Eggplant

When it comes to air fryer eggplant, this Sweet & Sticky Air Fryer Eggplant recipe is a must-try!

It’s sweet, sticky, and caramelized to perfection, and it only takes 23 minutes to make!

For the best results, make sure to cut the eggplant into thick slices before coating them with the sauce.

Use white sesame seeds for the finishing touch for an extra crunchy texture.

Eggplant “Unagi”

How about trying this delicious eggplant “Unagi” recipe for dinner tonight?

The preparation time is only 30 minutes and it serves two people.

The eggplant is the main event and is deliciously seasoned with a sweet and savory sauce, similar to the traditional Japanese eel.

To make the perfect eggplant unagi, remember to use Japanese or Chinese eggplant, and don’t forget to toast the sesame seeds.

I also recommend adding a side dish of rice to complete the meal.

Chinese Eggplant with Garlic Sauce

Just imagine a dish that’s sweet, tangy, and filled with incredibly tender eggplant pieces that just melt in your mouth.

If that sounds like something you’d love, then this Chinese eggplant with garlic sauce recipe is for you!

Ready in just 15 minutes from start to finish, this flavorful dish is a great way to enjoy eggplant.

For an even tastier dish, consider marinating the eggplant in soy sauce and Shaoxing wine for about half an hour before cooking.

Eggplant Chinese-Style

Who doesn’t love a delicious eggplant Chinese-style dish?

This recipe is perfect for those days when you crave something tasty and don’t have much time.

It only takes 15 minutes to make and you will be rewarded with a delicious eggplant dish full of garlic, ginger, and a combination of sauces.

For best results, make sure to use Chinese or Japanese eggplants and sauté them with canola oil.

Be sure to include chili sauce, hoisin sauce, oyster sauce, and soy sauce for a delicious flavor.

Serve this dish with pan-seared sea bass for a complete meal.

Szechuan Pork & Chinese Eggplant Stir-fry

Just look at that flavor combination: juicy pork, slightly caramelized eggplant, and a spicy sauce that brings it all together!

This Szechuan Pork & Chinese Eggplant Stirfry is my go-to for a quick weeknight meal.

The cook time is very short, so I recommend lightly pre-cooking the pork in a skillet, then adding it to the stir-fry at the end, so it stays juicy.

The black bean sauce and chili paste really bring this dish to life, so don’t be afraid to be generous with these ingredients.

The flavors will be out of this world delicious!

Stir-Fried Japanese Eggplant with Garlic and Ginger

When time is of the essence, this Stir-Fried Japanese Eggplant with Garlic and Ginger dish is the perfect recipe for you!

It’s packed with flavor and texture, ready in only 20 minutes, and uses just a handful of ingredients.

For best results, make sure to use fresh ginger and low-sodium soy sauce, as these will really bring out the flavor of this dish.

Serve it with a side of scallions or microgreens for a delicious and nutritious dinner.

Healthy “Soy” Glazed Eggplant

If health is your top priority and you’re looking for a delicious Asian-inspired dish, then this Healthy Soy Glazed Eggplant is the perfect recipe for you!

Instead of the traditional soy sauce, this recipe calls for coconut aminos, which is a nutrient-packed, low-calorie alternative.

The combination of coconut aminos, coconut sugar, ginger, rice wine vinegar, garlic, salt and red crushed pepper will give your eggplant a flavorful and healthy glaze.

For an extra kick, add a bit more red crushed pepper.

Szechuan Pork and Eggplant

Don’t knock this Szechuan Pork and Eggplant stir fry until you’ve tried it!

It’s a delicious combination of crunchy, saucy flavors that take minimal effort to make.

For an extra kick, add a bit more chili paste Sambal Oelek than the recipe calls for.

To keep the pork tender and flavorful, marinate it in the soy sauce and cornstarch mixture for at least 30 minutes before cooking.

Chinese Yu Xiang Eggplant Recipe

Who can say no to a savory dish with a perfect balance of hot, sweet and sour flavors?

This Chinese Yu Xiang Eggplant recipe is a great way to get a delicious and unique dish on the table.

Make sure to soak the eggplant in salt water for a few minutes before cooking, to give it a firmer texture.

Also, coat the eggplant slices in starch before frying, to give it a lovely golden hue.

Finally, don’t forget to mix together the bowl sauce ingredients before adding them to the dish!

Crispy Eggplant ‘Katsu’

I’m sure you’ll love this crispy eggplant ‘katsu’ recipe!

It’s an incredibly satisfying meal, with an incredibly crispy exterior from the bread crumbs and a silky texture from the eggplant.

The Japanese curry sauce adds a delicious flavor and I recommend adding some short-grain rice to complete the meal.

Be sure to use a neutral oil for frying and to season the eggplant well with salt and pepper before coating in the bread crumbs.

Korean Spicy Garlic Eggplant

If you prefer eggplants with a spicy kick, this Korean Spicy Garlic Eggplant Recipe is the way to go.

It’s flavorful, delicious, and perfect for a quick and easy dinner.

Don’t forget to top it off with some sesame seeds for extra crunch.

For the best results, make sure to use Korean eggplants and gochugaru for the spiciness.

Agave nectar and sesame oil also help to give the eggplant a unique flavor.

Serve it with a side of warm cooked rice for a complete meal.

Grilled Eggplant in Sweet Chili Garlic Sauce

You haven’t had eggplant until you’ve tried this Grilled Eggplant in Sweet Chili Garlic Sauce!

This simple eggplant recipe is a delicious and easy way to enjoy the vegetable.

Whether you choose to stir-fry, grill, or roast your eggplants, the sweet chili garlic sauce brings out the best in the eggplant.

To get the best flavor, I recommend pressing the garlic and adding freshly ground pepper and salt.

Creamy Eggplant Curry With Chickpeas

Creamy, flavorful, and packed with protein- this eggplant curry is the perfect weeknight meal!

It’s vegan, gluten-free, and can be made oil-free.

To ensure the eggplant is tender, cut it into pieces and add it to the pan with the onion and garlic.

For extra flavor, add your favorite spices like curry powder, onion powder, cumin, turmeric, smoked paprika, and cayenne pepper.

Serve it with cooked rice and fresh spinach or coriander for a delicious and wholesome dinner.

Chinese Savory & Spicy Garlic Eggplant

Savory and spicy garlic eggplant is a delicious, easy-to-make Chinese dish that is sure to be a hit with the whole family.

Start by cutting the eggplant into cubes, then coat it in a mixture of cornstarch and white sugar.

For the garlic sauce, simply mix together oyster sauce, regular and dark soy sauce, Shaoxing cooking wine, rice vinegar, and vegetable oil.

For a touch of extra flavor, add a few slices of ginger, some dried red chilies, and some sliced green onions.

Cook the eggplant in the sauce for about 30 minutes and you’ll have a delicious and flavorful meal ready to serve.

Misoyaki Eggplant and Tofu

Something magical happens when you combine the sweet and salty flavors of miso and tofu!

Try this delicious Misoyaki Eggplant and Tofu recipe that is sure to tantalize your taste buds.

The combination of eggplant and tofu makes this dish nutritious and satisfying enough to be a complete meal.

To make this dish even better, add a bit of chili bean paste for a nice kick of spiciness.

If you want to make this dish a bit sweeter, don’t forget to add a bit of sugar.

And for an extra special touch, add a dash of sake for a unique flavor. Bon appetit!

Eggplant Coconut Curry

I can already taste the deliciousness of this Eggplant Coconut Curry!

This dish is perfect for those who want something comforting but flavorful.

To make it even more flavorful, I suggest adding some curry leaves and garam masala.

If you’re looking for more heat, feel free to add more cayenne.

Don’t forget to squeeze some lime juice over it for a hint of freshness!

Bulgogi-Style Eggplant

This recipe reminds me of bulgogi, but it’s vegan-friendly and so much easier to make.

The key to getting the perfect texture is to marinate the eggplant and pan-fry it.

This will give you firm, flavorful, and chewy eggplant that almost has a meaty quality.

For the marinade, gochugaru, soy sauce, and rice syrup (or sugar) work really well together.

And don’t forget to top it with sesame seeds and toasted sesame oil for an added crunch and flavor.

If you can find Korean eggplants, definitely give them a try!

They are thinner than regular eggplants and have a more tender skin.

Eggplant Omelet (Tortang Talong)

Don’t you already crave a bite of Filipino cuisine?

Try out this delicious eggplant omelet recipe, or Tortang Talong.

It combines the smoky flavor of tender eggplants and the savory taste of eggs for a satisfying delight.

To make this dish, you’ll need two small Asian eggplants, 3 large Pete and Gerry’s Organic Eggs, salt, pepper, peanut oil, onion, and garlic.

For a tastier omelet, sauté the eggplants for a few minutes in oil before adding the eggs.

Then, season the eggs with salt and pepper before cooking them.

Schezwan {Szechuan} Eggplant Stir Fry in Anolon Pan

If you don’t mind a bit of spice and are looking for a flavorful Asian dish, this Schezwan Szechuan Eggplant Stir Fry recipe is a great choice.

The combination of sesame oil, vegetable oil, red chilies, and chili flakes give this dish a delicious kick.

Don’t forget to use a good quality soy sauce and brown sugar for the best results.

You can also customize the recipe by adding a few extra ingredients, like garlic and ginger, to make it your own.

Serve it with a few cilantro leaves for a garnish, and you’ll have a delicious and easy dinner in no time!

Miso Sesame Eggplants

You’re about to discover your new favorite eggplant dish!

Miso Sesame Eggplants are packed with umami flavor, a hint of sweetness, and a kick of spice.

Serve over a bowl of steamed rice for a complete meal, or enjoy as is with a side salad.

For an extra boost of flavor, add a sprinkle of togarashi (Japanese 7-spice blend) and sesame seeds.

Drizzle some toasted sesame oil over top for an even more delicious meal!

Eggplant with Thai Basil & Chicken

Although this recipe requires some ingredients that you may not be familiar with, it’s definitely worth giving a try!

This Japanese Eggplant with Chicken and Thai Basil stir-fry is sure to wake up your taste buds with its amazing flavor.

Make sure to prepare all of the ingredients before cooking, and use Shaoxing wine and white pepper to add an extra touch of flavor.

You can also adjust the amount of fish sauce and soy sauce to your own taste.

Spicy Asian Eggplant & Tofu Bowls

Spicy, savory, and full of flavor, this Asian Eggplant and Tofu Bowl is the perfect choice for a healthy, delicious dinner.

Make sure to use Japanese eggplants for this recipe, and if you want to add extra heat, feel free to adjust the amount of sriracha and red pepper flakes.

To get the best flavor, don’t forget to add the sesame oil to finish the dish!

Chinese Stir-Fried Eggplant and Green Beans

Since green beans and eggplants are two of the healthiest veggies out there, why not try this delicious Chinese Stir-Fried Eggplant and Green Beans recipe?

It’s easy to make and ready in just 30 minutes.

To give an extra kick of flavor, add some diced red chili pepper and a pinch of white pepper.

Also, be sure to use light soy sauce and vegetarian stir-fry sauce instead of oyster sauce for a vegetarian-friendly dish.


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25 Best Asian Eggplant Recipe Collection

This post offers a collection of 25 of the best Asian eggplant recipes, including stir-fries, curries, salads, and more. All of these recipes feature ingredients commonly found in Asian cuisine and feature the unique flavor of eggplant. Every dish is packed with flavor and is sure to please even the pickiest of eaters.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Servings 4 people
Calories 510 kcal


  • Mapo Eggplant (麻婆茄子)
  • Nasu Dengaku – Miso Glazed Eggplant
  • Sweet & Sticky Air Fryer Eggplant
  • Eggplant “Unagi”
  • Chinese Eggplant with Garlic Sauce
  • Eggplant Chinese-Style
  • Szechuan Pork & Chinese Eggplant Stir-fry
  • Stir-Fried Japanese Eggplant with Garlic and Ginger
  • Healthy "Soy" Glazed Eggplant
  • Szechuan Pork and Eggplant
  • Chinese Yu Xiang Eggplant Recipe
  • Crispy Eggplant 'Katsu'
  • Korean Spicy Garlic Eggplant
  • Grilled Eggplant in Sweet Chili Garlic Sauce
  • Creamy Eggplant Curry With Chickpeas
  • Chinese Savory & Spicy Garlic Eggplant
  • Misoyaki Eggplant and Tofu
  • Eggplant Coconut Curry
  • Bulgogi-Style Eggplant
  • Eggplant Omelet (Tortang Talong)
  • Schezwan {Szechuan} Eggplant Stir Fry in Anolon Pan
  • Miso Sesame Eggplants
  • Eggplant with Thai Basil & Chicken
  • Spicy Asian Eggplant & Tofu Bowls
  • Chinese Stir-Fried Eggplant and Green Beans


  • Pick your favorite recipe from this collection.
  • Prepare all of the ingredients required.
  • Serve in less than 30 minutes!
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Hi, I'm Benjamin. I love cooking, long walks, and my girlfriend! Here you’ll find simple and delicious recipes that you can make in 30 minutes or less.