Oha-konbanwa! It’s Seigo of Seigo & Bren Bren is currently away on a business trip So this is gonna be another Seigo-only video Bren should be back and everything should be back to normal by the time this video is uploaded. So I’m pretty sure this will be the last Seigo-only video or a while! So, I’ve decided to challenge myself with making a dish or two while Bren is away! That’s what this video will be about! I chose a dish that I think Bren would like This will be my first time ever making it!! I didn’t want to start out with fried food or anything too hard So I found a pretty simple dish on Cookpad that I’ll be trying to make today Also, I recently started writing a blog, so please take a look! The link is down below I post about daily life, and things that we haven’t covered in videos And I think I’ll sometimes about the behind the scenes of our videos too So please take a look and follow our blog! Now let’s get cooking! Bren really loves eggplants So here’s one! I went out and bought an eggplant! I wanted to try to make an eggplant dish It’s almost the same color as my shirt So maybe it’s hard to see Isn’t it huge? It’s almost as big as my head! I think this was about… Let me see the receipt It was $1.69 About 150 yen I guess I think this is the first time I ever bought an eggplant It sounds so hollow! Is that normal? The site I’m using today is called Delish Kitchen The recipe is for Eggplant Shogayaki (eggplant fried with ginger) I’ll add the link to the video description So feel free to use it if you want to try this for yourself Cooking time=15 minutes 221 calories Serves 2 people It says 3 eggplants, but this one is gigantic I think this is enough So now I’m going to make some eggplant shogayaki! First you cut off the stem part Here’s how it looks It says you cut it diagonally I don’t think I have to do that (You ignore instructions…that’s why cooking never goes right…) I’ll just thinly slice it… Here’s the eggplant, all cut up Now I will soak it in water for about 5 minutes There are too many eggplant slices, so I need to move them to a bigger bowl It looks like you are supposed to add green onion at the end, so I’ll cut it up now If you’re wondering how much all of the ingredients cost, I’m going to write about all of the prices and everything in my new blog If you’re wondering how much Japanese ingredients cost in the US, please take a look at our blog I cut up the green onion I’ll be using corn starch for this recipe This will be the first time I’ve ever used corn starch in a dish It says you use a paper tool to remove excess moisture and then sprinkle on a dash of corn starch So I don’t have to measure it or anything? On both sides? But first I have to make the shogayaki sauce It will go in with the eggplant later So I’ll make that now I will use ginger cooking sake mirin The sugar is so far away! (I’ll grab a chair) (No, I’ll just climb up!) (Nope, bad idea) Why’s it so far?? And sugar! soy sauce I added all of that to this bowl Here it is I’ll mix it up The sauce smells so good! I guess making sauce isn’t very hard! It was all 2 tablespoons of each Plus some ginger And sugar This sauce smells so good, and it’s so simple! Time to dry the eggplant Now I’m removing the moisture like so There are still tons of slices left, so this might take a while If there are some eft over, I’ll use them another day Now they are free of excess moisture! Now I’ll sprinkle some corn starch on them! Is this enough? This is hard to do while holding the camera! I’ve really never done real cooking like this before!! I’ve pan fried pork and kimchi But all that involves is buying pork and kimchi and throwing it in a pan I guess it’s technically cooking… But it’s super easy This dish takes more effort Now it’s finally time to use a fry pan! This should be big enough! It says to add oil to the pan and set it to medium heat Cook the eggplant until it has some color then take it out! I like to bring a stool over like this when I’m in the kitchen Like this I get tired of standing Here go the eggplants If this goes well, I’ll have something to make when we have people over! I hope it goes well! Here’s what they look like in the pan! It said to take them out when both sides get start to turn brown They aren’t ready yet This looks about right! Now I’ll stick them on a plate The eggplant slices are finished cooking Now for the sauce I will add the sauce I made before to the fry pan And mix it up Then add the eggplant back in and mix together And it says to add the green onion in, and it’s ready after that! So I’m going to add the sauce in now I hope I can get it on video Here it goes (The pan was too hot. Smoke spread throughout the room.) Well… It smells nice… I guess it’s ok It boiled because the temperature of the pan was too high It might be burnt, but I think I can use it I don’t know, but it smells so nice! Here goes nothing! It’s a waste if I don’t try! I don’t think it’s really burnt But there was so much steam!! It scared me! I’m mixing it up now It’s so hot Everyone, it’s ready now! Applause! So here… it is! Can you see it? The camera wants to focus on my face! Here it is! Doesn’t it look really good?? I’ll show you from above too Here’s how it looks I added some onion on top Doesn’t it look delicious? Next is the taste test! I’m nervous! Thinly-sliced eggplant with green onion Here goes nothing! Yum! It’s really good! Really delicious! This would be good with rice I didn’t cook any rice today But I wish I had This is so good! I have more green onion, so I’ll add some more That will make it even better! I just KNOW that Bren will love this! It’s so yummy! The eggplant has a great texture and tastes so good! And the green onions go great with it! I was really worried about how the sauce would turn out but it doesn’t taste burnt or anything It has a great ginger flavor I’ll make sure not to let the pan get too hot next time! Because I’m pretty sure it was too strong this time! And that’s why that disaster happened That was a close one! This was pretty easy to make, even though I’m not used to cooking! It took more than 15 minutes because I’m still a beginner But I know I will speed up once I get more used to it Well, that’s it for my video of me practicing my cooking skills while Bren is away! I don’t know when the second video in the series will be… Maybe I’ll make a another one one day when Bren is at work! We will see! I think I did well this time! I am amazed at myself! I though “Ican cook food this good??” I had a little slip up with the pan being too hot in the middle there But I’ll remember that mistake for next time! If you thought I did a good job cooking, please leave a thumbs up!! And if you haven’t subscribed to our channel yet, please do that now! SNS links and our blog can be found in the video description!! Please take a look! Bren will be back from Canada soon and will be in our next video!! So let’s meet again net time! See you! Bye bye!!