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Short Recipe: Pan-Grilled Fig & Veggie Salad, in Fig Vinegar

I first discovered the wonders of a perfectly-done Grilled Vegetable Salad at Kith Cafe in Park Mall, an unpretentious cafe and diner at Dhoby Ghaut in Singapore. And I have been in love since! Why is that everything that’s been grilled tastes so good – Chicken wings, seafood, meat on skewers (satay), and even vegetables! And I’d been attempting to make my own, although with little success since I don’t have a grill. *hic*

But it’s alright… I’ll make do with what I have, so why not “pan-grill”? This is a 100% unorthodox method and the goods sure don’t taste as good as its properly grilled counterparts, but this should cut it for people who don’t have grills or broilers at home. Most of all, you get to savour these commonly neglected vegetables at their very best – Caramelized, slightly crisp, and drizzled with a light glaze of Fig Vinegar. Enjoy!

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Step-By-Step: Honey & Miso Glazed Eggplant

Grilled Eggplant Steaks with Honey & Miso Glaze

I love eggplants to bits (or brinjal or aubergine whichever you call it). And I believe I’m in the minority because many if not most of my friends seem to detest it – I don’t understand! It’s so juicy, so versatile and most importantly melt-in-your-mouth-tender. How can anyone hate a vegetable so saintly? I weep for your understated charm, dear eggplant → :”(

Anyway, here’s a simple eggplant dish with some rocking Japanese attitude! Vegetarians and health-conscious readers would love this as a replacement for steaks – They’re just as juicy and flavourful, but very much healthier. In fact, I’m lapping up the beautiful honey and miso glaze… Savoury, sweet, and umami* all in one bite, what’s not to like? (ooh it rhymes)

*Umami is the fifth sensation of taste after sweet, salty, bitter and sour!

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