Ain’t Shit to do But Cook: Deconstructed Torta Talong (Eggplant Omelette)


One of my favorite Filipino dishes out there is torta talong. It’s mad underrated. Folks will always go to their mainstays like adobo, lechon, pancit, lumpia, and notoriously balut. Hands down those dishes are more internationally known than faces on TFC.

As titled, torta talong is an eggplant omelette where you keep the eggplant whole, stems too. My mom’s take is to add ground beef into the omelette. The end result is a Filipino fighter on par with adobo. Her omelette comes out fluffy and also tangy from the banana ketchup, Jufran only, fuck UFC.

So my take on the dish is deconstruct it and serve it. Mandolin some Japanese eggplant, drop some panko then fry it. Stir fry some ground beef with onions and serve with egg. (I usually don’t fuck with yolk, but whatever.)


1 Japanese eggplant

1 lb 85/15 Ground Beef

1/4 yellow onion

3 Eggs

1/2 cup Panko

1/2 cup all purpose flour.

Figure that shit out tho. I’ll post instructions when yall start commenting and coming back.



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