• Ingredients
  • 2 medium sized Japanese eggplants
  • 1 ½ pounds ground pork
  • 1 ½ pounds ground beef
  • 1 large onion, grated
  • 1 medium carrot, grated
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 Tablespoon minced ginger
  • 1 jalapeno, minced
  • ¼ cup fish sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • ½ cup panko bread crumbs
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper
  • Salt
  • Sauce
  • ½ pound butter
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ¼ cup sriracha
  • 3 tablespoons fish sauce
  • Quick Spicy Pickles
  • 1 Tablespoon coriander, crushed
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • ½ cup rice wine vinegar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 large carrot, julienned
  • 8 oz daikon radish, julienned
  • 2 jalapenos, sliced
  • Spicy Mayonnaise
  • ½ cup kewpie mayonnaise
  • ½ cup sriracha
  • 1 Tablespoon sesame oil
  • Sandwiches
  • 2 large loaf italian bread, light and airy
  • 1 cucumber, sliced
  • ½ cup chicken liver pate
  • 1 bunch cilantro


  1. Meatballs
  2. Heat the grill to medium high temp.
  3. Place the eggplants on the grill and roast until very charred on the outside and soft on the inside, about 20 minutes.
  4. Remove the eggplants from the grill, carefully remove the skin and scoop the flesh in a large bowl and mash with a fork.
  5. To the same bowl add the pork, beef, grated carrot, onion, garlic, ginger, jalapeno, fish sauce, sugar, egg, breadcrumbs, black pepper, and salt.
  6. Roll the mixture into golf ball size balls, place on a baking sheet tray and roast on the grill for 10 minutes.
  7. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan heat the butter, honey, sriracha and fish sauce until just melted, and whisk to combine.
  8. Remove the meatballs from the pan and place them directly on the grill to sear, flipping once when a golden brown crust forms.
  9. Place the meatballs back on the sheet tray and pour the butter sriracha sauce over the top, toss to coat.
  10. Quick Spicy Pickles
  11. Add the coriander, sugar, rice vinegar, and water to a small saucepan and bring to a boil.
  12. Set aside to cool.
  13. Add the carrots, diakon, and jalapeno to a large jar or glass bowl and pour the vinegar mixture over the top to cover.
  14. Let it sit for at least 30 minutes.
  15. Spicy Mayonnaise
  16. Add all of the ingredients to a small bowl, stir to combine and set aside.
  17. To Assemble
  18. Wet the outside of the whole loaf of bread and place on the grill, cook until crisp.
  19. Cut the bread into 4 pieces, and then slice horizontally.
  20. Gut the bread (take out the crumbs.)
  21. To one side of each piece of bread, smear the chicken liver pate and the spicy mayonnaise, add the meatballs, pickles, cucumbers and cilantro.