I tend to receive a lot of eggplants when they're in season! I really like eggplants so I enjoy using it in a lot of dishes and cooking it in many ways. My family really loves the refreshing taste of this namul dish so I end up making it a lot.
Flavor the eggplant once it's cooked and has been transferred to a bowl. If you flavor the eggplant while it is in the frying pan, the residual heat could make the eggplant go mushy. It's a bit of extra effort, but please rub the eggplant with salt before stir-frying. This will prevent the eggplant from going soggy and preserve the flavor better.