Standard Sweet Potato Yokan

Standard Sweet Potato Yokan

This is a traditional, sweet potato yokan. You can make it smooth by using a food processor.

Ingredients: one 13 x 8 x 4 cm container

Japanese sweet potato
net 300 g
Powdered kanten
1.5 g
180 ml
50 g


1. Cut the sweet potatoes into 2 cm thick slices. Peel rather thickly and soak in water to get rid of the bitterness.
2. Put Step 1 in a bowl and add enough water to cover. Boil until softened. You can also cook in a microwave.
3. Once boiled, drain the moisture and mash while still hot.
4. Put the powdered kanten, water, and sugar in a pot and bring to a boil. Add Step 3 and mix well. Knead over low heat for 2 minutes.
5. Pour into a moistened container. Once cooled, put into the refrigerator to chill.
6. When removing from the container, warm the container in a bit of lukewarm water to warm.
7. Cut into your desired size and enjoy.

Story Behind this Recipe

This is a dessert my mother taught me.