Dan Gray is a restaurateur and food blogger in Seoul, South Korea. Elise Hu/NPR hide caption

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Don't blame the braised eggplant. Two people reportedly poisoned a Beijing restaurant's eggplant dishes, similar to the one shown here, in an attempt to boost the business of a rival eatery. yoppy/Flickr.com hide caption

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