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Yaki Imo

A part of Japanese culinary culture that is rapidly fading is yaki imo. These are baked sweet potatoes that are delicately cooked over a wood fire. To older Japanese people, the pleasant sounds of yaki imo trucks and carts moving around with street vendors crying ‘yaki imo … yaki imo … yaki imo’ from a loud speaker is like sweet music to their ears. Around the streets of Akihabara you will be able to see and hear these yakai imo vendors, creating a an atmosphere that seems to be suspended between old and modern times.

Yaki Imo is found in...

A Guide To Street Food In Japan
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