Easy Eggplant Namul

Easy Eggplant Namul

This is a delicious eggplant namul with a flavour that's a little different to the steamed version. It's a spicier namul with a subtle rich garlic flavor.

Ingredients: 2 servings

Eggplants (small)
Garlic (grated) (Recipe ID: 2322784)
1/2 clove
Red chili pepper powder
1/4-1/2 teaspoon
Umami seasoning (as desired)
as desired
a small amount
a small amount
Toasted sesame seeds
2 teaspoons
Sesame oil
2 teaspoons
● Salt (for rubbing)
2 teaspoons


1. Cut the eggplant into 5 mm thick diagonal slices. Follow the Steps 1-4 from Recipe ID: 2321332 to prepare the eggplant, and drain it well.
2. Heat up some sesame oil in a frying pan and stir-fry the eggplant.
3. Once the eggplant is cooked, transfer it to a heat-resistant bowl and mix it with the garlic, chili powder, umami seasoning, salt, and pepper.
4. Sprinkle some roasted sesame seeds on top and it's ready.
5. [Addendum] You can use sliced red chili peppers instead of chili powder if you'd prefer. In that case, stir-fry the red chili peppers with the eggplant.
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Story Behind this Recipe

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.