In Chamorro, this is called fina'dennen birenghenas. Japanese eggplants are best used for this dish as they are the skinnier eggplants available at an Asian grocer. Some people prefer to barbeque eggplants. My dad boils his eggplants because it yields more "meat" for the dish.
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