Eggplant

The flexibility of eggplant lends the deep purple fruit to Creole cuisine, as in eggplant Pontchartrain, which is topped with crabmeat hollandaise; to Italian cuisine’s eggplant parmigiana; to deep South deep frying; to Thai stir-fries; and to vegetarian menus as a substitute for meat. The reason it works so well in so many different dishes is that its own taste is minimal, but its spongy flesh does a wondrous job of absorbing and holding the flavors of whatever’s around it.

Restaurants With This Dish

Tightly packed Thai salad rolls accompanied by peanut and soy-based sauces.
Ban Mai Thai

GRANTS PASS, OR

Dinner Bell - Lazy Susan Tables
Dinner Bell

MCCOMB, MS

Battista’s Hole in the Wall

LAS VEGAS, NV

Wonder Seafood

EDISON, NJ

Lanna Thai Cuisine

SAN DIEGO, CA

Big, pearly hunks of crab imperial swaddled in creamy sauce, perch atop a short stack of crisp-fried green tomatoes.
Café des Amis

BREAUX BRIDGE, LA

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