4 long Chinese eggplants, cubed
4 ½ tablespoons soy sauce
3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
3 tablespoons white sugar
2 green chili peppers, chopped (to taste)
3 teaspoons cornstarch
1 ½ teaspoons chili oil (to taste)
1 tablespoon salt
⅓ cup vegetable oil
1 tablespoon sesame seeds
Place the eggplant cubes into a large bowl, and sprinkle with salt. Fill with enough water to cover, and let stand for 30 minutes. Rinse well, and drain on paper towels.
In a small bowl, stir together the soy sauce, red wine vinegar, sugar, chili pepper, cornstarch and chili oil. Set the sauce aside.
Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Fry the eggplant until it is tender and begins to brown, 5 to 10 minutes. Pour in the sauce, and cook and stir until the sauce is thick and the eggplant is evenly coated. Garnish with sesame seeds and serve immediately.