Talong Balls with Manong Sauce

AJI-NO-MOTO® Umami Seasoning, SARSAYA® Oyster Sauce


Talong Balls:
  • 1/2 kg (500g) Eggplant, grilled, peeled
  • 1 cup (200g) Pork, ground
  • 1 Tbsp. (10g) Garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsps. (20g) Onion, minced
  • 3 Tbsps. (30g) Flour
  • 1 pack (10g) AJI-NO-MOTO® Umami Seasoning
  • 1/8 tsp. (1.5g) Salt, iodized
  • 1/8 tsp. (0.5g) Black pepper, ground
  • 2 cups (500ml) Oil, for frying
Manong Sauce:
  • 1 cup (250ml) Water
  • 1/2 Tbsp. (5g) Cornstarch
  • 2 1/2 Tbsps. (37.5g) Sugar, brown
  • 1/2 Tbsp. (5g) Flour
  • 1 tsp. (5ml) Soy sauce
  • 1 pack (30g) SARSAYA® Oyster Sauce
  • 1/4 Tbsp. (2.5g) Garlic, minced
  • 1/2 Tbsp. (5g) Onion, minced
  • 1/2 tsp. (2.5ml) Vinegar
Garnish: (optional)
  • 1/3 cup (15g) Spring onions, chopped


  1. COMBINE & MOLD. In a bowl combine eggplant, pork, garlic, onion, flour, AJI-NO-MOTO®, salt, and black pepper, mix well. Get 1 tablespoon of the mixture and mold into a ball.
  2. DEEP-FRY. Heat oil in a pan then fry talong balls for 5 minutes or until golden brown. Drain excess oil in a colander and set aside.
  3. MIX & SIMMER. In a sauce pot, add water, cornstarch, sugar, flour, soy sauce, SARSAYA® Oyster Sauce, garlic, onion & vinegar, mix well. Let it simmer until the sauce thickens.
  4. SERVE. Transfer talong balls on a plate then serve with sauce. Optional to sprinkle spring onions on top, enjoy!

Cooking Tips

You may freeze the molded balls for atleast 5 minutes to retain its shape while frying.

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ajinomoto cooking_time  Cooking Time: 20 minutes ajinomoto prep_time  Preparation: 20 minutes ajinomoto servings  Servings: 6 ajinomoto size  Serving size: 5 pcs. Balls, 1/4 cup sauce (157.5g)

Products Used

AJI-NO-MOTO® Umami Seasoning Buy Now
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Good to Know Nutrition Facts

Eggplant is rich in Anthocyanin, an antioxidant which helps in protecting cells against damage.


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