Not long ago, I was messing around with some creative new ways of enjoying eggplant, and I came up with this. I wanted to make it again less than a week ago, but Chinese eggplant wasn't sold in any nearby stores. So, I got a regula eggplant instead. Cooked it in similar fashion one night. Helped myself to a decent portion. My husband was lured in by the aroma, and he wanted to "snack" on some. My pizza & hamburgers husband couldn't keep his hands off the dish and finished what was remaining. I'm so proud that he loves this dish. He didn't even add shredded cheese to it; I think the only thing he doesn't add cheese to before consuming is probably ice cream. Victory!