Szechuan eggplant and bok choy lo mein

Szechuan eggplant and bok choy lo mein

Servings 4-6
  • Prep Time : 30 min
  • Cook Time : 20 min
  • Ready Time : 50 min

This is a spicy dish with some of my favorite vegetable – bok choy and eggplant. They taste great together, especially with a spicy black bean sauce. It might seem like a lot of bok choy, but it cooks down quite a bit.

Ingredients Directions
  • 2 medium eggplant
  • 1 pound baby bok choy thinly sliced
  • 1 cup thinly sliced onion
  • 1 cup thinly sliced red bell pepper
  • 2 cans seitan (mock chicken) (14 oz) drained and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon minced ginger
  • 1 pound lo mein noodles
  • 1/4 tablespoon canola oil


  • 1/4 cup spicy black bean sauce
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch
  • 1/8 cup lime juice
  • 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar

Chop the eggplant into 1 inch cubes, then place in a colander. Sprinkle with salt and let sit for 10-15 minutes (while preparing other vegetables). Salting the eggplant helps reduce bitterness. Prepare the sauce by mixing all the sauce ingredients together well. Cook the lo mein noodles according to the directions.

Heat the oil over high heat in a large wok. Add the eggplant and stir-fry about 5 minutes, or until it starts to get soft a bit. Next add the onions, bell pepper and ginger and continue cooking for another several minutes. Now add the bok choy and continue cooking until it has wilted slightly (about 2 minutes). Next add the sauce and continue cooking until it thickens a bit. Finally, add in the noodles and mix well.

Posted August 26, 2010 by robfelty