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Miso Glazed Eggplant 茄子の味噌焼き

Miso Glazed Eggplant  | Easy Japanese Recipes at JustOneCookbook.com

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.

Hikari Miso | Easy Japanese Recipes at JustOneCookbook.com

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.

Posted in: 30 Minutes Or Less, Appetizers, Easy Dinner Ideas, Healthy Recipes, Quick & Easy, Side Dishes, Spring, Summer, Vegetables, Tofu & Eggs, Vegetarian

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  • Laura (Tutti Dolci) June 30, 2013, 5:00 pm

    What an exciting opportunity for you, Nami! I love eggplant, this looks delicious and reminds me of some I had recently at a Japanese restaurant. Now I can make my own at home! :)

  • A_Boleyn June 30, 2013, 5:59 pm

    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?

  • Nobuko June 30, 2013, 6:47 pm

    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!

  • Jayne June 30, 2013, 7:25 pm

    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.

  • Hotly Spiced June 30, 2013, 7:27 pm

    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

  • Teresa Robeson June 30, 2013, 7:29 pm

    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!). :)

    • Nami July 18, 2013, 7:28 am

      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. :)

  • john@kitchenriffs June 30, 2013, 7:45 pm

    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.

  • Monica June 30, 2013, 8:01 pm

    Will definitely keep an eye out for this brand of miso, Nami!

  • Denise Browning@From Brazil To You June 30, 2013, 8:31 pm

    Hi, Nami! The eggplant recipe looks fantastic…Congrats on your new partnership! I am happy for you!!!

  • Ash- foodfashionparty June 30, 2013, 8:40 pm

    Nami, sounds awesome. Congrats on working with Hikari Co. I will surely try it out. My older boy enjoys Miso soup, and this eggplant is so original. You did good.

  • Joanne T Ferguson June 30, 2013, 9:03 pm

    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

  • Laura Eiras June 30, 2013, 9:24 pm

    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

    • Nami July 6, 2013, 1:02 am

      Hi Laura! That is their new product and I also haven’t seen this product at my Japanese stores where they carry other Hikari Miso products. Hopefully this product will be available in Amazon. I’m going to contact Hikari Miso to see if they plan on selling on Amazon. If you are interested in this product and want to know, please shoot me an email so I can answer to you as soon as I get the answer from Hikari Miso. Thank you for your interest in Hikari Miso product. :)

  • Anne ~ Uni Homemaker June 30, 2013, 9:26 pm

    How exciting, congrats Nami! This recipe looks absolutely mouthwatering. I love miso and I love eggplant so I know I’ll love this. Delicious!

  • Baby Sumo June 30, 2013, 9:43 pm

    I love this miso glazed eggplant, one of the most delicious ways to eat eggplant. Also enjoying your holidays snaps on IG :)

  • GourmetGetaways June 30, 2013, 9:54 pm

    What a delicious dish!
    I love eggplant and have them growing in the garden so this would be a great use for them.
    Thanks for sharing your recipe :)

  • Elizabeth @Mango_Queen June 30, 2013, 10:10 pm

    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!

  • Lail | With A Spin June 30, 2013, 10:42 pm

    Congratulations on the recipe development deal and the partnership! Very exciting! The eggplant looks fantastic.

  • Marguerite June 30, 2013, 10:52 pm

    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?

    • Nami July 6, 2013, 1:20 am

      Hi Marguerite! Saikyo Miso is from Kyoto and it’s just sweeter than other miso types. You can use it for regular cooking (miso soup, fish, chicken, sauce/dressing, stew…). It’s just a preference. I like to use saikyo miso for fish. It gives really nice flavor. Here’s one example:


      • Marguerite July 6, 2013, 10:33 pm

        Thank you Nami! I’ll try it the next time when I get me some Saikyo miso. :)

  • Mich Piece of Cake June 30, 2013, 11:40 pm

    I love egg plant but have never tried a miso version. I enjoy miso soups and will try this sometime…

  • CCU June 30, 2013, 11:46 pm

    Your recipe looks so delicious my friend, evidently, you had a great time working with this company :D


  • Mandy - The Complete Cook Book July 1, 2013, 12:50 am

    You always have such wonderful recipes Nami.
    :-) Mandy xo

  • Alessandra July 1, 2013, 1:11 am

    I love eggplants with miso, and these looks so pretty!


  • Jenny July 1, 2013, 2:05 am

    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!!

  • Fran @ G'day Souffle' July 1, 2013, 2:16 am

    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!

  • Belinda @zomppa July 1, 2013, 3:52 am

    Gorgeous! And that perfect sublime flavor

  • Ramona July 1, 2013, 4:02 am

    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. :)

  • Kelly July 1, 2013, 5:36 am

    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 :)

  • Charles July 1, 2013, 5:50 am

    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

  • Hester @ Alchemy in the Kitchen July 1, 2013, 5:52 am

    Hi Nami, that’s great news! Well done. I feel that in Ireland, aubergine is a bit of a neglected vegetable so great to see it as the star of the show!

  • Averie @ Averie Cooks July 1, 2013, 6:40 am

    I am the worst at cooking eggplant – I always over/under cook it. Yours is stunning and I bet so flavorful! I would love to try it! And congrats!

  • Alayna @ Thyme Bombe July 1, 2013, 6:46 am

    Yum! What a nice product to get to represent! I haven’t tried this brand before, but my current miso tub is almost out so maybe I can try this one next.

  • Shema George July 1, 2013, 8:17 am

    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

  • Asmita July 1, 2013, 8:44 am

    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.

  • Allison (Spontaneous Tomato) July 1, 2013, 9:12 am

    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.)

  • Kristy July 1, 2013, 9:31 am

    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!

  • mr. & Mrs. P July 1, 2013, 9:34 am

    Saw you photo on instagram and we had to log on to tell you that it made our mouths water.. Sounds like a wonderful paring!

  • Rosa July 1, 2013, 10:31 am

    A delicious dish and tasty combination!



  • Kate@Diethood July 1, 2013, 11:46 am

    Yaaaaay, Nami!!!! Congrats on the awesome opportunity! SO HAPPY FOR YOU! xo

  • gloria July 1, 2013, 11:54 am

    I love eggplats Nami and these look really good!

  • Sissi July 1, 2013, 12:50 pm

    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!).

    • Nami July 2, 2013, 6:33 am

      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!

  • yummychunklet July 1, 2013, 12:51 pm

    Congrats on the recipe!

  • Sandra | Sandra's Easy Cooking July 1, 2013, 1:39 pm

    Nami, this is such a unique combination- healthy and simple yet packed with flavor. I love both and got to try this soon. Oh and those pictures are mouthwatering!

  • Aunt Clara @ Aunt Clara's Kitchen July 1, 2013, 2:44 pm

    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).

    • Nami July 2, 2013, 6:38 am

      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!

  • Judit + Corina @WineDineDaily July 1, 2013, 3:00 pm

    Congratulations Nami for the wonderful opportunity to have your beautiful recipes featured along with chef Nobu! Nice to know that Hikari M1nute Miso is organic.
    Your eggplant looks just perfect.

  • Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking July 1, 2013, 3:33 pm

    What a great idea for eggplant, Nami! This looks so scrumptious!

  • Christine @ Cooking Crusade July 1, 2013, 6:46 pm

    This is one of my favourites to order out at Japanese but I don’t seem to order it often enough. I just love the sticky sweetness combined with the silky gorgeous inner eggplant goodness. Thanks for the recipe Nami!

  • Minnie@thelady8home July 1, 2013, 6:58 pm

    I adore eggplants, and these look perfect. What a great opportunity! I am sure the recipes have come out fantastic!

  • ATasteOfMadness July 1, 2013, 9:19 pm

    Wow, congratulations! That’s awesome!
    And this eggplant also sounds awesome. Yum!

  • Katerina July 2, 2013, 2:50 am

    Beautiful way to prepare eggplants! Congratulations on the cooperation!

  • Helene D'souza July 2, 2013, 7:06 am

    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

  • jehanne@thecookingdoctor July 2, 2013, 8:35 am

    these aubergine look marvelous! Miso is my new trendy soup, I would love to try it as a glaze!

  • Evelyne@cheapethniceatz July 2, 2013, 11:05 am

    Congrats, I am so happy for you. It is meant to be when it is a product you believe in. Never would have thought to combine miso with eggplant, looks so delicious.

  • Lokness @ The Missing Lokness July 2, 2013, 3:20 pm

    Nomm… These eggplants look very tasty. The recipe is so easy. I am excited to make them at home.

  • Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious July 2, 2013, 3:29 pm

    I’m honestly not much of an eggplant person but yet, I am dying to try this recipe! That miso glaze sounds phenomenal!

  • Balvinder July 2, 2013, 6:22 pm

    Congratulations for your partnership with this company! The recipe sounds easy, will definitely try.

  • Julia | JuliasAlbum.com July 2, 2013, 9:02 pm

    You just made my favorite dish! I love eggplant in all its forms. Pinned!

  • Raymund July 2, 2013, 11:36 pm

    Wow another something new to make for me, looks delicious.

  • Candice July 3, 2013, 7:20 am

    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?

    • Nami July 6, 2013, 9:05 am

      Hi Candice! Thank you so much for your kind words. Yes, Nijiya (as well as Marina) carry Hikari Miso. :)

  • Ashley Bee (Quarter Life Crisis Cuisine) July 3, 2013, 7:30 am

    Eggplant is finicky, I only like it if it’s very precisely cooked. However, I’m trying to branch out for different ways of preparing it. This looks good, I just need to find some miso!

  • Valerie @ From Valerie's Kitchen July 3, 2013, 8:12 am

    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!

  • Helene July 3, 2013, 9:20 am

    I have never seen that recipe before. Congratulations for the exciting news :)

  • nipponnin July 3, 2013, 9:29 am

    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。

  • Lola Lobato July 3, 2013, 1:03 pm

    Dear Nami, wonderful recipe! I have to try the Hikari Miso product sounds fantastic, especially because they are organic. Looks delicious!

  • Kankana July 3, 2013, 2:48 pm

    I never tried miso yet but I am very curious after our last conversation. Will definitely give it a try!

  • Ilan July 3, 2013, 6:12 pm

    Nami this eggplant looks so good. I wish I had a few pieces right now.

  • mjskit July 3, 2013, 7:47 pm

    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!

  • John@ The Bread Makers July 3, 2013, 8:59 pm

    This recipe looks really good. I can’t wait it give it a try.

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  • Julie @ This Gal Cooks July 4, 2013, 5:21 pm

    This looks delicious, Nami! I really enjoy eggplant so I am sure I would love this. Pinning!

  • Lynna July 4, 2013, 7:26 pm

    Congratulations! I can`t wait to see more recipes. :) This one looks delicious. I know so many people who loves eggplant.

  • Sonia aka Nasi Lemak Lover July 5, 2013, 11:29 pm

    Never seen this brand here before, if one day I ever see this Miso brand, sure will take home some.

  • Mi Vida en un Dulce July 6, 2013, 9:43 am

    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…!!

  • Dedy@Dentist Chef July 7, 2013, 10:48 am

    Glorious eggplant dish in simplicity!
    i would love to add some bonito flakes over it!

  • Laura @ Family Spice July 10, 2013, 7:29 am

    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!

  • Nik@ABrownTable July 10, 2013, 9:33 am

    I love eggplant and this a unique way for me to prepare this. I am looking forward to making this at home!

  • Leigh July 10, 2013, 11:34 am

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

    Thank you.

    • Nami July 11, 2013, 5:09 am

      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!

  • Nusrat Azim July 11, 2013, 3:21 pm

    Gorgeously glazed eggplants ! How incredibly inviting look and happy vibe !
    A must try !
    And congrats on your new work opportunity :)

  • Xin @ Adelaidefoodies July 18, 2013, 9:35 pm

    Wow, this is amazing, Nami! I am a big fan of Japanese food and am looking forward to reading your posts! Beautiful eggplants btw~