Note to KM, you have salted the halves and the salt pulls out the liquid in the eggplant therefore it needs to drain. Otherwise it would be too mushy.
easy to make, keeps well. i used bean thread noodles in place of the mein noodles, a more traditional replacement. dish has that traditional asian flavor and provides a complete meal in a bowl.
Recipe misprint: Place the eggplant halves in a colander, and sprinkle with salt. Toss well; drain 1 hour. Rinse well, and pat dry. (nothing to drain since eggplant was never soaked or boiled)