sweet potato

  • Dips & Spreads Potato

    Sweet Potato & Orange Spread

    Sometimes an accident leads to an invention. Today I found a Sweet Potato in my pantry getting mouldy. I cut off all the bad bits and there was about 160g good bit left. I boiled it to make Kimchi Salad for lunch but I forgot about it. Sweet Potato was over-cooked and too soft for …

  • Potato Vegetables

    Spinach, Sweet Potato & Fetta Salad

    I used to make a pasta dish using these three ingredients, Spinach, Sweet Potato & Fetta. Many years ago, I had the pasta dish at a small cafe in Melbourne CBD. I fell in love with it, and I started making it. These days, I often leave out the pasta and make just the salad. …

  • Potato Sweets

    Dorayaki with Sweet Potato Paste

    ‘Dorayaki’ is two small pancake-like sponge wrapped a filling. The most popular filling is ‘Tsubu-an’ (Sweet Azuki Paste), but you can use any filling as there is no rule. Today I made with Sweet Potato Paste. You can reduce the amount of Sugar when you make the paste, so that you can enjoy the natural …

  • Potato Vegetables

    Kimchi & Sweet Potato Salad

    On the other day, when I shared my ‘Kimchi Potato’ recipe on my Facebook page, a Canadian man posted his comment that he loved Kimchi & Sweet Potato. He also posted a photo of a dish of Kimchi & Sweet Potato that he cooked. That photo inspired me to make this recipe. Kimchi & Sweet …

  • Dips & Spreads Potato

    Sweet Potato Paste

    Sweet paste made of mashed beans such as Azuki OR Butter Beans is very popular in Japan. The paste made of Chestnuts is also popular. Today I want to introduce this ‘Sweet Potato Paste’. This paste can be used as a filling for ‘Dorayaki’, Crepes, Pancakes, Buns, etc. You can spread it on a toast. …

  • Tempura

    Sweet Potato & Carrot ‘Kakiage’

    ‘Kakiage’ is a type of Tempura. This dish is originally a savoury Tempura dish that I cook with thinly sliced Japanese Sweet Potato and Carrot. I sometimes add Onion as well. Savoury Tempura is served with ‘Tentsuyu’ (Tempura Dipping Sauce). However, you can make it into a sweet snack. Add some Sugar to the batter, …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets Potato

    Sugar Coated Sweet Potato Sticks

    This ‘Sugar Coated Sweet Potato Sticks’ are called ‘Imo Kempi’ in Japan and it was one of my favourite childhood snacks. It is really easy to make, but not so easy to make them super crunchy like the ones from shops. Today I could make them for the first time in many years thanks to …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets

    Sweet Potato ‘Yōkan’ Cake

    There is a Japanese sweet called ‘Imo Yōkan’, that is made with Japanese Sweet Potato. I have been trying to make it using Australian common orange-colour Sweet Potato in some traditional methods, and no method worked well. So, I decided to make it in a very different way. Finally, I am happy with this cake, …

  • Potato Sweets

    Fried & Glazed Japanese Sweet Potato

    Japanese Sweet Potato is one of the vegetables that I miss. My favourite Japanese Sweet Potato dish is ‘Daigaku Imo’ (大学芋) that is deep-fried Sweet Potato coated with sweet and savoury glaze. I have tried to make it using Sweet Potatoes that are available in Australia and none of them was good. Then, today I …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets

    Sweet Potato Cupcakes

    Japanese Sweet Potato is one of the vegetables I miss. I used to make cakes and desserts using it. For this ‘Sweet Potato Cupcakes’, it can be substituted with the orange colour Sweet Potato, that is the most common Sweet Potato in Australia. Makes 12 Cupcakes Ingredients 1 medium Sweet Potato *about 400g125g Butter *cut …

  • Steamed Sweets

    Steamed Sweet Potato Cakes

    When I was a child, my mother often made sweets using sweet potatoes. In those days, no one had the oven in their kitchen, so she used a steamer to make cakes. These ‘Steamed Sweet Potato Cakes’ taste different from what I used to eat in Japan, because Sweet Potatoes are different. I miss Japanese …

  • Potato Vegetables

    Sweet Potato Mochi

    Have you got leftover roasted Sweet Potato or Pumpkin? Using the leftovers, you can make chewy and rubbery ‘Mochi’ that can be a great snack. Simply mix with Glutinous Rice Flour and make firm dough, then cook it. Enjoy as they are, or with Soy Sauce as a dipping sauce. Makes 8 to 10 Mochi …

  • Tempura Vegetables

    Home-Style Tempura

    Home style Tempura is easy to cook and won’t cost much. My favourite Tempura is Green Beans, but when I was a little girl, I loved Sweet Potato the best. Ingredients Suggestions Sweet Potato, Green Beans, Pumpkin, Potato, Capsicum, Eggplant, Asparagus, Carrot, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Onion, Parsley, Prawns, Fish, Squid, Shiitake, Mushrooms, Lotus Root, Chikuwa (Fish …