People Have Been Lining Up for These Freshly Baked Japanese Sweet Potato Pies
Try them the next time you're in Japan!
POGG Shinjuku Lumine Est Store
Lumine Est Shinjuku 1F, Shinjuku 3-38-1, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. from Monday to Friday and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays
Official website: https: //pogg-sweetpotatopie.com/
BAKE Inc., which has seven brands and 79 sweets branches in Japan and overseas, launched a sweet potato pie specialty store called POGG on the first floor of the Tokyo Lumine Est Shinjuku store in April.
Here, you can get Fresh-Baked Sweet Potato Pie (1 piece for ¥320 / 5 pieces for ¥1,500), which is in the shape of a triangle, and can be enjoyed in three different food textures: "Crispy," "Flaky," and "Creamy."
When being asked why the sweet potato pie is triangular, Hirosuke Haga of the PR team said, "When we consider what kind of shape is better to have three textures at the same time, we think triangular shape is the best."
According to Mr. Haga, they learned by trial and error, before they ending up adopting the unfamiliar shape of a triangle. As for raw ingredients, carefully selected domestic sweet potatoes are used. Pie dough topped with potato paste loaded with plenty of potato cream is baked. It became clear that three textures at once can be “willfully” realized by baking in a special triangular prismatic mold.
The sweet potato pie is mostly for takeout, so by the time you get home, it will have definitely cooled down. There’s no need to heat it anymore, but if you want your pie hot, make sure to bake it for five minutes in the microwave oven under a toaster setting. That will give it that much-desired crispiness on the surface.
After heating in a microwave oven at 600 W / 30 seconds, cut it in half to see the overflowing potato cream inside. Of course, it is delicious enough to eat as it is without heating, but please try it to your taste.
Provided by Japan Walker™ and Tokyo Walker™(10 April 2018)