This blog is dedicated to Mum, my greatest mentor. It is a compilation of simple recipes - Bengali, Indian, Burmese and Continental, among others. All of these recipes have been tested in my kitchen. Most use everyday ingredients found at your local market, but some use specialty ingredients available at Asian and/or Indian markets. Comments are welcome and members are invited to send in any recipes they would like to share.
Another favourite at Chinese restaurants, this eggplant dish is simple to make at home.
In my opinion, Japanese eggplants are sweeter and tastier than other varieties and are now available at all supermarkets.
The ingredient list is short and should be available locally. The oyster sauce is salty, so do a taste-test before adding more salt. Vegetarians and vegans can substitute diced tofu for minced chicken and mushroom sauce for oyster sauce.