Ingredients for the homemade dry rub

  • 3 Tbsp Khoisan fleur de sel
  • 3 Tbsp coconut blossom sugar
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika (can be spiced up)
  • 2 tsp paprika powder
  • 3 tsp curry powder
  • 3 tsp fried garlic


  1. Mix all the dry rub ingredients together. (You can make this at any time and store it in an airtight sealed jar.)
  2. Cut the aubergines lengthwise into slices.
  3. Sprinkle the dry rub mix over the slices and add the running coconut oil.
  4. Rub the dry rub mix together with the oil into the aubergine slices.
  5. Leave them like this for a while, at least half an hour or overnight, so that the spice mix (rub) can be properly absorbed.
  6. Grill the aubergines on a gently smouldering (charcoal) BBQ or in a grill pan until they are all cooked and lightly charred.
  7. Cut the hot dog buns open and briefly grill them face-down.
  8. Spread ketchup or any preferred sauce on the buns.
  9. Place a slice (or two) of aubergine on top and garnish with a few spoons of kimchi.
  10. Bon appétit!