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Poqui-Poqui (Sauteed Grilled Eggplant With Eggs)

My husband came home one day and told me he had eaten a dish with a naughty-sounding name -Poqui-poqui (which sounds like the intimate part of a woman in Tagalog),  and that he’s gonna bring us to that restaurant so we could try it too as well as the other delicious food  there.

As it turned out, Poqui-poqui (I like to say it with a rolling o sound so I won’t feel embarrassed), is a dish from Ilocos region in the Philippines. It is basically grilled eggplant sauteed with garlic, onion and tomatoes then beaten eggs is poured at the end and it’s cook until the eggs are done.

It’s like scrambled egg with grilled eggplant or a deconstructed  grilled eggplant omelette or frittata. It’s very yummy.

It is easy enough to replicate at home. The tricky part is peeling the grilled eggplant-I hate it but I don’t want to eat charred eggplant skin (lol). I tried steaming the eggplant but grilled tastes better.

I like to serve it for weekend breakfast or brunch alongside crispy dried fish or longganisa or tocino or Spam with garlic fried rice and coffee. Now, that is a hearty meal, makes me hungry just writing about it.

In a pan, saute garlic, onion, tomatoes and grilled eggplant

Add beaten eggs and stir until eggs are done

Poqui-poqui is now ready to eat!! :)

Poqui-poqui is now ready to eat!! 🙂

Poqui-Poqui (Sauteed grilled eggplant with eggs)

As it turned out, Poqui-poqui (I like to say it with a rolling o sound so I won't feel embarrassed), is a dish from Ilocos region in the Philippines.
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Course Filipino Ulam, Main, Ulam
Cuisine Filipino, Ilocano dish
Servings 4


  • 4 Eggplant medium size / grilled with skin on
  • 2 cloves Garlic minced
  • 1 pc Red Onion large size / diced
  • 4 pcs Tomatoes medium size / diced
  • 4 pcs Eggs medium size / beaten and seasoned with some salt and pepper
  • Olive Oil extra virgin


  • Grill eggplant on stovetop.
  • Let cool and gently peel charred skin, then chopped eggplant into small pieces.
  • In a pan, heat a tablespoon of olive oil, when oil is hot enough, add minced garlic, cook until lightly browned then add diced onion, then the tomatoes.
  • Cook until tomatoes are soft and mushy then add grilled eggplant, season with salt and pepper then pour in the beaten eggs.
  • Keep stirring and gently scrape bottom of pan to turn the mixture until eggs are cooked.
  • It's done! Transfer to a serving dish and serve with a smile. 🙂
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