Monday, 2 September 2013

Thai - Food

Thai food  prepared dishes with strong aromatic components. Thai meals typically consist of a single dish if eating alone, or rice with many complementary dishes served. It just amazing, because I loved the colour, fragrant, taste its just fantastic! It always taste a bit spicy, sour, sweet or bitter! Oh YUM! Its just so so delicious..Thai cuisine is one of my favourite!

Yesterday, I cooked Thai Red Curry Chicken, Coconut Rice & Stir Fry Eggplant. Wow, the taste is just so perfect you can eat and continually eat. Today I will share Stir Fry Eggplants, the rest will be post on the next post. :)

This simple Eggplant recipe is great and flavorful. You can taste the sweet and the sour in this eggplant recipe. 

1/2 cooking onion 
6 cloves garlic, minced
1-5 red chillies 
2  large eggplants
1/4 cup water for stir-fry
2-3 Tbsp. oil for stir-fry
roughly 1/2 cup fresh basil
2 Tbsp. soy sauce

1 Tbsp. fish sauce OR 1+1/2 Tbsp. soy sauce
2 Tbsp. oyster sauce 
1 tsp. brown sugar

1. First, prepare sauce by mixing together all sauce ingredients except cornstarch. Prepare the cornstarch and water mixture in a separate cup or bowl. Set both aside.
2.Chop the eggplant up into bite-size pieces.
3.Place 2-3 Tbsp. oil to a wok or large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the onion, half of the garlic, chilli, and eggplant. Reserve the rest of the garlic for later.
4.Stir-fry for 5 minutes. When the wok or frying pan becomes dry, add a little of the water (a few Tbsp. at a time) - enough to keep the ingredients frying nicely.
5.Add 2 Tbsp. soy sauce and continue stir-frying for 5 more minutes, or until the eggplant is soft and the white flesh is almost translucent. Add a little more water when the pan becomes too dry (up to 1/4 cup).
6.When the eggplant is soft, add the rest of the garlic plus the sauce. Stir fry to incorporate.
7.Lastly, stir well so that the sauce thickens. Remove from heat.
8.Taste test the eggplant for salt. If not salty enough, add a little more fish sauce. If too salty, add 1 Tbsp. lime juice (or substitute 1 Tbsp. lemon juice).
9.Now add 3/4 of the fresh basil, stirring briefly to incorporate.
sprinkle the rest of the basil over top.


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