Fresh aubergines are sliced and braised in a rich umami Lee Kum Kee Soy Bean Sauce and Lee Kum Kee Sweet Soy Sauce for a Sweet Soy dish – delicious with chunky smoked tofu cubes tossed in and sprinkled with fresh chives. This dish is perfectly dressed with Chinese chives. So simple but full of flavour!
The Soy Bean Sauce adds a beany rounded saltiness (better than Miso!) and the Sweet Soy Sauce adds real depth to the dish, the aubergines are silky smooth and the smoked tofu is chunky and satisfying.
The chives give a delicate oniony lift.
Aubergines are a healthy plant based staple – an excellent source of fibre, vitamins B1 and B6, and potassium. It is also high in minerals like copper, magnesium and manganese.
Aubergines are rich in anti-oxidants too, especially nasunin – which give it its deep purple colour. This is such a warming comforting mid-week meal in minutes.
Instead of tofu, you can use chunky shiitake mushroom slices.
Credit: Ching He Huang