Basic Japanese foodUnder 30 min

Eggplant In A Mild Broth :)

Today, I am going to share with you Japanese side dish. 🙂


  • 200g (7.0 oz) of eggplant 



  • 3 tablespoon of mentsuyu 
  • 3 tablespoon of water
  • 1 tablespoon of mirin
  • 1 teaspoon of grated ginger 


  • Green onion
  • Dried bonito (Dried bonito which is shaved into thin flakes. It is used to flavor other foods or as a base of Japanese soup.)


2 servings. 🙂

↑This is Mentsuyu (Udon noodles sauce). Mentsuyu is a Japanese flavoring sauce made mainly from dashi stock, sugar, mirin or sake and soy sauce. Very useful sauce. 🙂

Cut the eggplant in half. Then slitting them like this.

Soak the eggplant in a water for 5 minutes. Then paper dry.

Spread 3 tablespoon of oil a heated frying pan. Cook both side for about 10 minutes. (Middle heat)

Eggplant getting soft.

Mixed all seasonings. Add seasonings in a frying pan.

Add 1 tablespoon of mirin. Cook for about 3 minutes. (Low heat)

Please try it basic Japanese food. Yummy. 🙂


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