A fantastic way to cook aubergine. If you can get your hands on Chinese aubergines, use these instead. Aubergines are stir-fried with a hot and spicy sauce.
Garlic shoots can be purchased in speciality markets or online. Dried cloud ear mushrooms (also known as black wood fungus), chilli bean paste, monosodium glutamate and hot chilli oil can be purchased in Chinese/Oriental speciality shops.