Ingredients fro 1 serving

1 Aubergine

1 tblsp Soy sauce.

2 Cloves chopped garlic.

1 tsp Soy oil.

1 Pinch of brown sugar.

10ml Filter water.

10g Spring onion (finely chopped).

1 Pinch of black pepper.

This simple vegetarian dish is popular throughout Central Vietnam . Often presented in a claypot, it can be served as a side dish or a delicious main course with rice to mop up the aromatic sauce.


Grill the aubergine on a gridle or in a charcoal oven untill charred (about 12 minutes). Peel skin and cut into cubes and set aside.

For the sauce; heat the oil and flash fry the garlic for about 1 minute. Add the spring onion, sugar, pepper, soy sauce and water. Fry for a further 1-2 minutes on a medium heat.

To serve:

Place aubergine on a plate and add the sauce. This dish is commonly served with steamed rice.