From the Japanese Kitchen: Daigaku-Imo

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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!