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Ethnic Recipe and Meal Ideas
This site is designed to help you if you are looking for ethnic recipes or meal ideas from around the globe. You can search for a recipe (using the search box on the right) or use the drop down menus at the top of the page which include region, country, base ingredient or "pot luck"

Japanese Recipe Ideas
Japanese Food and Drink Ideas

Sweet Potato Cake

Japanese sweet potato - satsumaimo - is a very popular dessert for all the family.
For US to UK equivalents see this rough guide

Recipe Ingredients:

  • 2 small sweet potato/yam
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 2 1/2 tbsps sugar


Steam sweet potato/yam until it becomes soft. Peel the skin and mash the sweet potato in a bowl.

Add butter, 1 egg yolk, sugar, and milk in the bowl. Stir the ingredients well.

Make small oval-shaped sweet potato cakes and put each cake on an aluminium cup.

Mix some water and 1 egg yolk in a small cup. Glaze cakes with the egg mixture.

Place cakes on a tray and bake in 375 F oven for 10-15 min.

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For US to UK equivalents for food weights and measurements see this rough guide

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