Simmered Eggplant in Dashi
It is called “Hebi-Nasu” in Japanese, that means snake eggplant.
Eggplant came from China in the Nara period, and has been cultivated there.
Because the history of cultivation is old, there are many kinds of eggplant, about more than 200 different varieties, in Japan .
Baked in oil pan and simmered in soy sauce based dashi broth.
is an eggplant, also known as “Nasubi” (Solanum melongena). 茄子（なす） literally “eggplant child” but the origin is uncertain.
is a kind of eggplant, also known as “Himo-Nasu”, which has the elongated shape (thickness 3cm, length 25-30cm). 蛇茄子（へびなす） literally “snake eggplant child” 紐茄子（ひもなす） literally “string eggplant child”