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Teriyaki Glazed Eggplants – An Explosion of Flavours

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Glazed eggplants are mouthwateringly good

Discover the mouthwatering flavors of teriyaki glazed eggplant, a naturally vegetarian dish that combines the natural sweetness of eggplant with the savory umami of teriyaki sauce. This recipe offers a delicious fusion of Japanese-inspired flavors and the versatility of eggplant. With its tender texture and sticky teriyaki glaze, this dish is sure to please your taste buds!

Glazed eggplants are an explosion of taste with very little effort

The beauty of teriyaki glazed eggplant lies in its simplicity and the explosion of flavors it brings to the table. Sliced eggplant is marinated in a delectable mixture of teriyaki sauce, soy sauce, ginger, and garlic, allowing it to soak up the rich and savory flavors. The eggplant is then baked to perfection, developing a caramelized exterior while retaining its melt-in-your-mouth tenderness.

Eggplants are an incredibly versatile vegetable

Eggplant is a versatile vegetable that readily absorbs flavors, making it the ideal base for the teriyaki glaze. Its mild flavor allows the teriyaki sauce to shine, while its creamy texture adds a satisfying and indulgent element to the dish. Eggplant is also a good source of dietary fiber and antioxidants, making it a nutritious base for your meal.

Serve the glazed eggplants with a bowl of rice and protein

We recommend serving this dish on a bed rice rice and accompanying it with protein. We baked and glazed it with tofu, which gets a delicious flavor and texture when marinated and baked.

You can also easily customize this recipe to suit your taste preferences. Simply adjust the sweetness or saltiness of the teriyaki glaze by adding more or less honey or soy sauce. Feel free to sprinkle toasted sesame seeds or chopped spring onion on top for added texture and freshness.

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Teriyaki glazed eggplant beautifully combines the flavors of Japan with the beloved eggplant, showcasing the wonders of cross-cultural culinary creations. It offers a delightful twist on traditional teriyaki dishes, adding a simple and delicious option that satisfies both the taste buds and the desire for a sweet-savory meal.

Teriyaki glazed eggplant and tofu

Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: Glazed eggplant
Servings: 4 servings


  • Cooked rice to serve
  • 2 eggplants
  • 1 block tofu


  • 4 tbsp sesame oil
  • 5 tbsp teriyaki sauce
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 garlic clove, finely minced
  • To garnish: sesame seeds, spring onion


  • Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees
  • Cut eggplants in about 1 cm thick slices and place on a baking tray. Slice tofu in thin slices, and lay on the tray too.
  • In a bowl, combine all ingredients for the marinade, mix well and brush over the both sides of the eggplant and tofu slices. Bake for 15-20 minutes until eggplants are softened.
    Boil rice in the meantime.
  • In a bowl, scoop in rice, top with caramelised eggplant and baked tofu. Sprinkle over some spring onion and sesame seeds. Enjoy!

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Made with love by Katja & Youssef | 2023