Easy, Diced Daigaku-Imo for Bento

Easy, Diced Daigaku-Imo for Bento

You can make this easy daigaku-imo (candied sweet potato) even on busy mornings.

Ingredients: 1/2 sweet potato

Sweet potato (medium)
1 tablespoon
Soy sauce
1 teaspoon
a small amount
Black sesame seeds
to taste
Frying oil
as needed


1. Use a half of medium size sweet potato. Wash well.
2. Chop into 2 cm cubes.
3. Deep-fry in 180°C/360°F for about 3 minutes. When the edges have lightly browned, remove from oil. Deep-frying them for too long will make the potato hard, so please be careful.
4. Add the deep-fried potato cubes into a pan, and coat well with the honey. Next, add the soy sauce, and salt. When they are well coated, you're all done!
5. It will look like this when you put them in bento. Sprinkle black sesame seeds on top!

Story Behind this Recipe

I tried to make an easy recipe so that I could cook it on busy mornings.