sweet potato

  • 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. The most common Sweet Potato in Australia is the orange colour one, and it can be a substitute for this ‘Sweet Potato Cupcakes’. Makes 12 Cupcakes Ingredients 1 medium Sweet Potato *about 400g125g Butter *cut into …

  • 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 …