Place the eggplant cubes
into a colander.
Add the salt and toss
well. Let the eggplant drain for 15 minutes, then rinse with
Let the eggplant drain
again in the colander.
Bring a large pot of water
to a boil. Add the noodles and boil them for about 5 minutes or
until they are soft. Drain and rinse well with cold water. Let the
noodles drain in a colander for at least 10 minutes.
Combine the rice wine with
the cornstarch in a small bowl. Mix well and set aside.
Combine the r ed wine
vinegar, water, ginger, sugar, imitation fish sauce and onions in
a saucepan. Bring the mixture to a boil, turn the heat to low and
let the mixture simmer for 5 minutes.
Using a non-stick skillet,
heat the remaining 1 1/2 tablespoons oil over medium-high heat.
When the oil begins to
smoke, add the noodles, then place two or three plates on top of
them so that more surface are will brown.
Let the noodles sit over
medium-high heat for 5 minutes. When the noodles have developed a
golden brown curst on the underside, remove the plates and turn
the noodles over with a spatula and cook them 5 minutes on the
Then take the pan off the
Add the peanuts to the
eggplant mixture, and spoon it onto plates.
Divide the noodles into 4
parts and place them atop the vegetables and sauce.
Sprinkle with mint and