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Candied Sweet Potatoes (Daigaku Imo)

Candied Sweet Potatoes (Daigaku Imo)

  • serves 1
  • 20 minutes

Traditionally enjoyed by students in autumn, these easy to make, candied sweet potato bites are known as Daigaku Imo in Japan. A traditional Japanese treat made from sweet potato pieces coated in a flavourful blend of sesame oil, sugar, soy sauce and mild vinegar they make a great sweet-savoury snack as the nights draw in.


• 1 Sweet Potato (approx.300g)
• 1 tbsp Sesame Oil
• 2 tbsp Sugar
• 1 tbsp Soy Sauce
• 1 tsp Vinegar
• 1 tsp Black Sesame Seeds

Suggested Drink: Sangaria Green Tea

How To Prepare

  1. First wash your sweet potato with clean water and cut it into chunks.

  2. Grab a frying pan and add the sesame oil, the sugar, the soy sauce and the vinegar, and let the mix simmer on a low heat for about 30 seconds.

  3. Add the sweet potato chunks and let them cook for about 2 minutes on each side.

  4. Once the chunks have taken on a caramel colour, remove them from the heat and sprinkle on the black sesame seeds. Enjoy with a sip of Sangaria Green Tea.