many dishes like braised belly pork etc, salted fish minced pork 咸鱼饼, chilled fish (eg mullet) i can already make.
was thinking to recreate other dishes like the spicy stir-fry eggplants, stir-fry bittergourd, & the chilli sting ray dishes.
for this evening on 12.10.2015, i tried the spicy stir-fry eggplants.
the process is similar to what i did for the wafu 和风 braised eggplant, only the sauce is different-
- cut 2 eggplants in halves, sliced diagonally then cut each halves into 4 pieces.
- fry cut chilli padi, sliced ginger, minced garlic in oil in pan, add the cut eggplants
- add 1 tbsp oyster sauce 1/2tbsp tomato sauce & 1 tsp fish sauce & 1cup water, add to pan, cover & reduce.
& that’s all there is to it, about 10 to 15mins.
the texture was perfect.
the diagonal cuts also allowed the eggplants to absorb the sauce fully & well infused.
the sauce though was not quite the flavour i was looking for. i will drop the tomato sauce the next time. maybe use light soy sauce with oyster sauce.
anyway need to experiment to get nearer the taste of the excellent egg plants we had at ye shanghai. 🙂