Another Japanese old style sweet snack. Looks similar to french fries? They are quite different.
Imo Kenpi is coated with sugar candy. Sweet, hard and crunchy. We don’t eat it as a side dish of a meal in Japan. Best for the tea time.
Imo Kenpi is originally a local sweet snack in Kochi prefecture. The origin is not clear. There are various theories. Anyway, it became so popular that today you can buy it anywhere in Japan. It is very simple. No additives, just sweet potato, vegetable oil, and sugar. If you can’t buy it in your neighborhood, you can make it yourself easily.
Here’s the simple recipe:
Don’t cram your mouth with many sticks at one time!
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