sweet potato

  • Azuki (Red Beans) Vegetables

    Azuki & Sweet Potato Sour Cream Salad

    Because I have been cooking Ukrainian dishes lately, I always have Sour Cream and Dill in my fridge. I just mixed leftover Azuki Beans and steamed Sweet Potato with Sour Cream. I also added Dill. This dish is something I would never have thought of making if I hadn’t cooked Ukrainian dishes. New something often …

  • Potato

    Pan-fried Sweet Potato

    Japan has an amazing Sweet Potato called ‘Satsumaimo’, that has a superior flavour and texture. Baked ‘Satsumaimo’ is a very popular snack. My mother often steamed it because baking was not the easiest method to cook it as no one had the oven in those days. Leftover steamed ‘Satsumaimo’ could be grilled or simply pan-fried. …

  • 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 …

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