Miso Glazed Eggplant 茄子の味噌焼き

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I’m very happy to share an exciting news today!  For the past several months, I’ve been working closely with a Japanese miso company called Hikari Miso.  I developed new recipes using their products and today I want to share my first recipe that I made for Hikari Miso.


I am very fortunate that I can work with them because I have been using Hikari Miso’s products for the past 7 years.  After having our first baby (he’s now seven years old), my husband and I started to eat at home more often.  Every week we have miso soup 3-4 times so I was testing many Miso companies’ products.  I was happy I found Hikari Miso’s products and thought it’s one of the best miso I’ve tasted.  Ever since then, I’ve been consistently using their miso.  It’s been really fun to experiment new recipes using different kinds of miso that Hikari Miso offers.

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If you are interested in Hikari Miso products, you might find them at your nearest Asian/Japanese supermarkets (for readers in the Bay Area, Nijiya Market carries their products).  Hikari Miso products will be available in Amazon soon (some are available already).

Miso Glazed Eggplant | Easy Japanese Recipes at JustOneCookbook.com

Miso Glazed Eggplant is really easy and delicious dish, perfect appetizer or side dish for upcoming July 4th holiday!  Using the convenient Hikari Miso’s Minute Miso Organic (Original), the dish is done quickly in 15 minutes!

To get the recipe, please click HERE.  Enjoy!

Minute Miso Original

Note: The consistency of Minute Miso is more liquid than typical miso.  If you cannot find Minute Miso – Sweet, you can substitute with 1 Tbsp. miso paste (awase miso or white miso) and 1 Tbsp. dashi stock for 2 Tbsp. Hikari Miso’s Minute Miso.

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Hikari Miso.  To read more about my partnership with Hikari Miso (press release), click HERE.

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  1. I’ve never heard of this brand but I’ll keep an eye out for it the next time I go shopping. As to the eggplant, well, one day it may come up in my on-going attempt to taste new veggies. :)

    By the way, I just bought my first bamboo steamer yesterday in order to make some dim sum dishes and I hope to make one of the steamed dishes that you’ve posted in the past in it. Is there anything in particular you’d recommend … other than desserts?

  2. Nami-san, congratulations on your collaboration with Hikari Miso Co. Your recipe looks really good. I love eggplants and the taste of miso so will definitely be trying it soon. I’ve never seen Hikari Miso in Montreal but will order it online to try it out – especially since it’s organic. Looking forward to it.
    Thanks for the recipe!

  3. Jayne

    Congrats Nami! So excited to be part of this journey, enjoying your recipes. :-) We love having soy glazed eggplant but never thought of using miso to glaze it! Have got to tey this as I have a tub of awase miso still not finished yet.

  4. Congratulations on doing recipe development for this company, Nami. You’ll be brilliant at it too! I will have to see if these products are available in Australia. I love the look of your eggplant dish xx

  5. Congratulations on your new partnership! I need to get some of this because hubby loves miso soup and I love miso used in ways other than soup (like salad dressing or your recipe!). :)

    • Hi Teresa! I’m sorry for my late response. Thank you so much for your kind words! I’m happy to hear you like the miso dressing! Hope you enjoy this dish too. :)

  6. Congrats on the recipe development deal! That’s exciting news – you’re so good at this sort of thing. This brand is new to me, but if you say it’s good, I know it is. The eggplant dish is terrific! Good stuff – thanks.

  7. G’dayNami! Your recipe and photo look delightful, true!
    I could go for some of these now too!
    LOVE the ease, simplicity of miso…unique flavor combination for all world cuisines…
    Cheers! Joanne

  8. Laura Eiras

    Looks great, can’t wait to try. The only problem I can see is that when I went to Amazon to get the miso from the recipe [Hikari Miso’s Minute Miso Organic (Original)] it was not available from them, just the Miso Paste – 1 tub, 26.4 oz by Hikari Miso . Will try it with that

  9. Wow, I never knew there was organic miso! What a terrific recipe idea. I love Japanese eggplants and this will be a different way to cook them Thanks for sharing, Nami! Have a nice time in Japan ~ I’ll follow your Instagram posts!

  10. Marguerite

    Nice post Nami. I love miso and especially Nasu Dengaku! I noticed the brand have Saikyo Miso too. When I was working in the F&B industry back in Malaysia, most of the Chefs in the Fine Japanese Restaurant then uses Saikyo Miso in their recipes. What type of recipes do you cook with it?

  11. Hi Nami, how lovely to be creating recipes for this Japanese Company – congratulations! Love the recipe, since eggplant (or brinjal as we call it in South Africa, or aubergine as they say here) whatever it’s called, it’s one of our fave veggies, so I’ll try this – and look out for Hikarimiso, cos I love miso in restaurants, but haven’t found a good commercial one here. Jealous of you in Yokohama!!

  12. I find eggplant by itself to be rather bland, but with your recipe, the chili and other ingredients will give it a nice ‘pzazzz.’ At first, I thought that the product M1nute Miso Organic- Original said ‘ORGASMIC’ instead of ‘Organic.’ I must be reading Maureen’s ‘Orgasmic Chef’ blog too much!

  13. Thank you for this recommendation. I actually thought of you recently when I was at the Asian market looking at all the Miso options. I was so confused (and they are not that cheap) so I didn’t want to buy the wrong kind and get stuck wasting my money. I wrote down this brand and I hope that my market carries it. I know Whole Foods also carries miso… gotta check them out too if they carry this brand.

    The eggplant looks just delicious. :) I am so excited for this miso to try..I can’t wait to make miso soup soon. :)

  14. Congratulations Nami, that is wonderful news!
    This eggplant looks fantastic! I love the sound of the miso glaze and that it has a nice kick to it with the hot chili flakes. Thank you for sharing this wonderful dish :)

  15. This is something I’ve been meaning to try for a while… I think Raymund from Ang Sarap posted something similar (or maybe it was Sissi… I forget!) a while back and it piqued my interest then. Of course, I actually need to get some miso first. Still don’t have any :p

  16. Nami – I agree with you. Once you have kids you feel like cooking at home and eating healthy. I love that Hikari Miso has organic products. Loved the recipe as I like eggplants

  17. Congratulations! This sounds like such a fun and exciting opportunity. So happy for you.
    This looks amazing. I would love to try it out since eggplant is a big favorite at my place.

  18. Yum! This is one of my favorite ways to eat eggplant ever, and you’ve made it look so beautiful! (Unfortunately Paula doesn’t like miso eggplant very much– even though she loves miso soup!?!– so I don’t get to eat this at home very often, but your recipe seems perfect and delicious.)

  19. Congrats on the partnership Nami! I’ve used their miso before and it’s been great. I love this eggplant recipe as well. Perfect for the summer time and it has the flavors we enjoy so much. Now if I could just get the kids to like eggplant…maybe this will do the trick. :) Have a great 4th of July!

  20. Congratulations, Nami! Your collaboration sounds very interesting and challenging. I love this brand (my favourite among all those sold here), though the product you mention doesn’t exist in my shop. The eggplant glazed with miso looks very luscious. It reminds me a bit of the grilled eggplant I have learnt thanks to you and have been enjoying for quite a long time.
    Have wonderful holidays (I keep on sneaking at your pictures at instagram 😉 and you seem to have lots of fun!).

    • Sissi, yes I remember you used this brand. Now I think about it, it’s so cool that you can find this brand in Switzerland! Thanks for checking my IG. :) Wish you were in Japan this time!

  21. I never know what to do with Miso, but I need to start brushing up on my Japanese cooking. It’s the only Asian cuisine that intimidates me. This sounds simple enough. I loved that you also provided an Amazon link for those of us living in out of the way places.

    And enjoy your trip to Japan. I am enjoying your pictures on Instagram. It seems like half my blogger friends are traveling now. How do you manage to maintain a blogging schedule while traveling (I wrote the recipes and made the pictures before I left home, but take a day to finish them before posting).

    • Hi Aunt Clara! I think Japanese ingredients may be confusing and hard to get but once you have basic 5 condiments (soy sauce, mirin, sake, miso, rice vinegar), you can pretty much make everything. :) Most of my home cooking meals are simple too. :)

      Thanks for following my IG. I had really crazy schedule prior to my trip because I have to photo shoot for both current posts and future posts… I gave up some weekends too and worked late at night after kids went to sleep. I haven’t written posts yet, so I have to find some time to write a post at night when kids are asleep (which takes one day worth of time if I include everything I have to do for each recipe). Blogging takes so much time and effort…but you are a pro! I have to learn so much from you!

  22. Congratulations Nami! Sounds very very exciting. I wish we could get this miso brand here in india. It’s a growing market and foreign products are much wanted here. mhmm eggplant and miso =D

  23. Candice

    Hi Nami,

    I’m finally starting to catch up on all your blog posts. I’m not a fan of eggplant, but this looks good.

    Congrats on your exciting partnership with Hikari Miso! =) What a great and exciting opportunity!

    Is Nijiya market the one located in the Santa Ramen plaza?

  24. Congrats on your partnership with Hikari Miso, Nami! The eggplant looks delish. My husband is a huge fan of eggplant dishes and I’ve often wondered with the difference is between the typical, bigger eggplant and Japanese eggplant. I may have to try it so I can find out!

  25. 残念!先週ナスの安売りしてたのにぃ!買っとけばよかったなあ。おいしそうだし、ごはんがすすむ一品だね。ナイフとフォークが素敵!日本はどう?満喫してるかな? っていうか、日本にいて、ブログ出来るのって、すごいよね。自動的に更新していくのかな?私そこのところのテクがまだ良くわからないのだけど、なみちゃんはもうプロだもんねえ。 楽しい日本の夏を過ごしてね。

  26. What a fabulous opportunity and perfect timing on the grilled eggplant recipe! I love grilled eggplant but sometime struggle with the marinade. Yours does sound quite delicious! Hope you and your family have a wonderful Fourth of July weekend!

  27. おめでとうございます。無農薬の材料で作る味噌会社と一緒に仕事できることは本当におめでたいことですね。なみさんの茄子味噌は美味しいそう。直ぐ試したいと思います=)

  28. I remember that my grandfather had eggplants plants, and time to time he sent to each family some of them, but we never liked it, my mother and father yes, but not me.
    Later, for just a recent years I discovered that eggplant is so good, and now I have to deal with my kids to have them a try, like my mother did with us…!!

  29. Congratulations Nami! So excited for you and your success! I’m always confused by the number of brands and choices when I go to my Asian market, so I’ll happily use the brands you recommend!

  30. Leigh

    Hi. Congratulations. Do you think this is something I could make and bring to someone’s house to eat several hours later?

    Thank you.

    • Hi Leigh! Thank you so much for your kind words. :) The eggplant will be a little bit wilted, but it absorbs the flavor more, so it will still taste delicious (but the it wasn’t as crispy). This can be eaten at room temperature. :) Hope that helps!