Adorable Thai Pea Eggplants

At a Thai market, lottobear came across an unfamiliar vegetable: tiny green spheres, each about the size of a raspberry. After consulting with Chowhounds, lottobear found out what they are: pea eggplants. "Thai eggplants are delicious in all sorts of dishes but I especially enjoy them in curry or pickled," says HillJ.

Discuss: small green things, what thai ingredient is this?

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