Delicious Sweet Potato Sweets You Need to Try in Tokyo!
Japanese sweet potatoes are a favorite comfort food. They are so versatile, as they can be eaten as a sweet or savoury dish! Here we will introduce the different ways to them as desserts in Tokyo. If you've never had them before, you're probably thinking: "sweet potato pie, how could that ever be good?" Trust me on this one, one lick and you'll be hooked. As for the other delicious sweet potato desserts. Are you ready to go on this "imo" 芋 (sweet potato) adventure.
Daigaku imo (大学 いも)
The sweet potatoes are deep fried, then glazed in syrup or honey, and then sprinkled with sesame seeds.
Apart from fire oven baked sweet potatoes, this is probably the most popular way to eat them!
Sweet potato jelly (imo yokan/芋ようかん)
Sweet potato pudding
If you want to try eating it, the shop mentioned here (Yume No Mata Yume) doesn't use sugar or preservatives to make their delicious puddings. They only use natural ingredients and so it's a healthy cheat.
Sweet potato pie
Here is an article featuring 5 shops in Tokyo with must-try sweet potato desserts:
Restaurants Mentioned in this Article
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- I love travelling and discovering new cuisines. Japan has a panoply of local dishes to try. I also love yoga, coffee, reading, and cycling.