Today’s menu from the Japanese kitchen is “daigaku-imo” which literary means “university potatoes “. It sounds strange, doesn’t it ^^? There are many stories about this name. “Tokyo university students preferred daigaku-imo a lot.” “Poor students of Tokyo university started selling daigaku-imo to make money.” “There were a popular daigaku-imo shop in front of Tokyo university.”
It is said that daigaku-imo originates in China. China has similar candied sweet potatoes called básī báishǔ, básī hóngsh, or básī dìguā.
Today, I will introduce a Japanese recipe from “Cooking with Dog”. Give it a try ;D!
[Ingredients for Daigakuimo – serves for two]
280g Sweet Potato (9.88 oz)
1 tbsp Vegetable Oil
2 tbsp Sugar
Toasted Black Sesame Seeds
A few drops of Soy Sauce
Recipe source: Cooking with Dog
This is JAPAN Style!