by Susan Ellis
As I was enjoying my lunch of Eggplant with Black Pepper Sauce ($8.75) at New Asia, I daydreamed about recreating this perfectly spicy dish at home.
I've had just so-so results when cooking with eggplant; something about the texture is never quite right. This dish's eggplant melts in your mouth. I'm thinking it's steamed. As for the sauce, I have no clue ...
And who am I kidding anyway? Nothing I would make would be as good as New Asia's, so I might as well leave it to the experts.