The first time I tried this I didn't have bean paste and it was still great. Then I went to my local international market and found Koon Chun sauce factory Ground Bean Sauce. It was only $3 or $4 bucks for about 12 oz, and the recipe calls for just a touch. Any type of ground bean paste or sauce should work. Try this, you will not be disappointed.
Oct 28, 2013
swede117 Member since: February 1, 2008
Is there another name that bean sauce goes under? I found black been garlic sauce - is that the same? I really want to try this!
Aug 26, 2013
rallidog Member since: August 26, 2013
I loved this simple recipe! Though I made enough for two, I ate it all myself because it tasted SO GOOD! Will definitely make this again!!
Mar 20, 2013
Barkingkitty Member since: March 20, 2013
This was a very easy dish to create, and tasted fabulous. I didn't have the bean paste, but had all the other ingredients and couldn't even tell it was missing. Relatively quick preparation; looks and tastes just as lovely as I remember from my visits to the restaurant. For the sake of health/calories, I will try this next time by roasting the eggplant rather than frying, and see if it will still suit my tastes. Thanks for posting this recipe, it's wonderful!
Oct 27, 2012
I couldn't eat this. It looked good, but it didn't taste balanced and seemed very heavy on the soy sauce. I wonder if letting the sauce mellow for a few hours or overnight might help?
Aug 10, 2012
Tasted just like the restaurant version, thanks for sharing!! It was so yummy!!!
Jun 27, 2010
This recipe works quite well if you seek out quality Asian ingredients. You cannot substitute and get the same flavor, I've tried. But finally armed with the correct ingredients, it's a winner tonight! Tastes just like PF Chang's. Thanks!
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