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by Thao Le

The dishes in the Vietnamese vegetarian meal can be easily found with steamed vegetables, cooked in soup, etc., and served with white rice. Choosing a vegetarian dish that can match and enhance the rich flavor of a vegetarian meal is indispensable for vegetarian braised dishes.

Today, and Food Blogger Duong Yen Nhi (Accnhi) will introduce to you a vegetarian braise with the main ingredients being vegetables, mushrooms, and spices. That is the Vegan Braised Eggplant with Lemongrass. The dish is a combination of delicious eggplant, soft and sweet shiitake, crushed lemongrass, and rich braised sauce, bringing an attractive taste.

Do not let you wait any longer, get to the kitchen with us to make this dish right away.

Total Time
30 mins

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Ingredients for 1 Servings

  • 1
  • 8
    Dried shiitake mushrooms
  • 1
    branch Ginger
  • 3
    branches Lemongrass
  • 1
    cup Water
  • 4
    tablespoons Soy sauce
  • 2
    tablespoons Chili sauce
  • 1
    teaspoon Sugar
  • ½
    teaspoon Salt


  • Preparation Time
    15 mins
  • Cooking Time
    20 mins
  • Total Time
    30 mins

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  2. Chop the eggplant into pieces, soak in salty water for 10 minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water, let dry.
  3. Douse the dried shiitake mushrooms, wash with cold water and cut in half.
  4. Crush lemongrass and ginger.
  6. Step 1: Making braising sauce
  7. Combine four tablespoons of soy sauce, two tablespoons of chili sauce, one teaspoon of sugar, and ½ teaspoon of salt into a bowl.
  8. Gently mix the braising sauce until the sugar and salt dissolve.
  9. Step 2: Stir-frying the eggplant and shiitake mushrooms
  10. Pour vegetable oil into the pan, heat with the medium. Combine shiitake mushrooms and eggplant into the pan, stir-fry for minutes.
  11. Add the braising sauce and one cup of water to the mixture.
  12. Step 3: Finishing
  13. Turn down the heat to low, braise the ingredients until the eggplant is ripe and the sauce becomes drier.
  14. Add ground pepper and chili pepper to the braised mixture. Turn off the heat.
  15. And the Vegan Braised Eggplant with Lemongrass is complete.


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We hope you enjoy the Vegan Braised Eggplant with Lemongrass recipe. It is the collaboration between Food Blogger Duong Yen Nhi (Accnhi) and This braised dish can combine well with white rice and boiled vegetables. We hope you have the inspiration to make it by yourself in vegetarian day meals. This dish's flavor will not disappoint.

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