In Japan, at least in my family, we eat this dish a lot during Summer. Nice and easy side dish. Just grilled a whole aubergine and peal the skin when its cooked. Eat with grated ginger and soy sauce.
There is a proverb in Japan that “Don’t feed Autumn Aubergine to wife”. Aubergine keep your body cool, its good to eat during Summer time but not suited in Autumn as the temperature getting cooler. So it’s not taking away the delicious food away from your wives, caring them 😉