What is Thai Eggplant?
Flavor of a Thai Eggplant
Eggplants in general would be considered slightly bland relative to many other vegetables. They are excellent for absorbing the flavor of the dish in which they are prepared. With the sweet, salty and spicy flavors of Thai food these are excellent for cooking. It is often used in Thai curry recipes and soaks up the coconut curry sauce. Thai eggplants are a little more bitter than the eggplant found in America.
Size of a Thai Eggplant
Thai eggplants are not like some of their bigger purple brothers. They are actually rather small and about the same size as a golf ball.
Where to Buy
They are found in abundance at local markets in Thailand. In the US it is not as easy. You can always learn how to grow Thai eggplant or hope to find one at a local farmers market. It is not a vegetable that you will find at your local Kroger or Publix. Asian Supermarkets often have them if one is in your city.