Sweet Potato: Asakusa

29 03 2009

Down a pedestrian side-street in Asakusa is an amazing shop that sells variations of sweet potatoes, a famous winter food in Tokyo.  Walk down Nakamise-dori towards Sensoji Temple and turn left on Shin Nakamise-dori (click here to view an easy-to read map).


The pureed sweet potato baked in an apple is 525 yen and big enough to share between two people.  The potato is browned and crispy on top.  The apple is baked to perfection and is soft enough to eat with a plastic spoon.

sweet potato baked apple

Another option is a steamed sweet potato for 100 yen:

sweet potato roasting




2 responses

29 03 2009

Oh, man. I want, I want, I want.

29 03 2009

Nice pictures!
I live in Kagoshima, Japan, the sweet potato capital of the country! I can’t get enough of the stuff! If you like sweet potato, you should come here.

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