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Yesterday our DD and I went out for a bit of a mom/daughter afternoon.  It was spur of the moment and fun.  We hit Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods and had lunch as a pricey, yet DELICIOUS fusion restaurant!

We shared a few dishes-all of which had our eyes crossing in nirvana, but one in particular had us wondering:  Just how do we re-create this at home?

It was an eggplant dish that had a miso glaze.  We doubt it was stir-fried and it was slightly crispy on the outside, soft on the inside and had a roasted taste to it.  I was betting that it had some plum sauce mixed into the miso.

Either way, I’m still pondering, “How did they do it?”

We also shared some guacamole that had currents stirred in and pomegranate seeds on the top-served with some freshly made corn tortillas (in case you haven’t guessed-it was Asian and Mexican fusion).  Sarah opted for a trio of street tacos:  Korean/kimchi, pastor and fish with the eggplant.

I was already too full to eat lunch and had the guac and shared a pork-belly sushi roll, so I had a side salad with a miso vinaigrette that was topped with roasted pumpkin seeds.

All in all, it was a great lunch.  One thing my daughter has always had is a wonderful palate and great ideas on where to eat!

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      Linda L wrote Oct 21, 2014
    • I love eggplant! The eggplant w/ miso glaze you tried sounds so good. A restaurant used to have my favorite stir fry eggplant w/ tofu in a yummy mild sauce. I used to ponder - how did they do it and tried to imitate it w/ no success. Sadly, they discontinued it because they said the eggplant doesn’t keep well and it’s not popular.  

      At an Indian restaurant I tried an eggplant dish I loved it. I hope they still have it.

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      Carine Nadel wrote Oct 22, 2014
    • Eggplant is one of those veggies that you either love or hate it.  I love it!  DH-not so much.  I think he’d like this version.  Sweet, a tad spicy, salty.  the glaze made it a bit crisp and sticky and the inside was very soft-almost like a mashed banana.

      The restaurant was really fantastic-but out of our budget, sadly.

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