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Poqui-Poqui (Sauteed grilled eggplant with eggs)

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Course: Filipino Ulam, Main, Ulam
Cuisine: Filipino, Ilocano dish
Keyword: how to cook poqui-poqui, how to make poqui-poqui, poqui poqui recipe, poqui-poqui, sauteed grilled eggplant with eggs
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 28 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Olive
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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Ingredients (click ingredient to buy it)

  • 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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