This eggplant was cooked IN A MICROWAVE.
WHAT? It looks so delicious though!? Can you even believe it.
Try it. You will need:
1/4 cup tamari or soy sauce
2 tablespoons loosely packed cilantro leaves
1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
1 1/2 medium-size cloves garlic
3/8 ounces fresh peeled ginger (a 1-by- 1/4-inch piece), cut crosswise into 1/4-inch slices
4 small Chinese eggplants (2 to 3 ounces each)
1. Grab some skinny eggplants, slice lengthwise, and cut deep cross-hatches into the flesh
2. Combine all ingredients, except eggplants, in a blender. Process until smooth.
But Dammit, BuzzFeed. I DON'T HAVE A BLENDER.
Just mince the garlic, cilantro, and ginger with a knife. Then whisk it all together with the other stuff in a bowl. It will be fine, PROMISE.