• Common name: Eggplant
  • Type: Vegetable
  • Scientific name: Solanum melongena
  • CHamoru: Birenghenas
  • Filipino: Talong, tarong

Best used as: sauteed, fried, grilled


Lechen Birenghenas (eggplant in coconut milk)

Recipe courtesy of Guampedia


  • 20 eggplants, barbequed a little over charcoal
  • 3 ½ onions, chopped
  • Hot pepper (optional)
  • 3 cups  coconut milk
  • 3 cups  water
  • Lemon juice (optional)


Broil (or grill) the eggplant until cooked. Hold eggplant under running water while peeling the skin.

Place in a bowl and add remaining ingredients, adding the coconut milk last.

Serves 12 people.

By Madeleine Z. Bordallo

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