Here’s Where You Can Find the Best-Tasting Fried Sweet Potatoes in Tokyo
They're the perfect pasalubong for family and friends!
Nihonbashi Imoya Kinjiro
1/F Coredo Muromachi 2, 2-3-1 Nihonbashimuromachi, Chuo Ward, Tokyo
Open daily from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
If you enjoy eating kamote cue for merienda, you're going to love Japan's own version of sweet potatoes. Shibuya Food Co., Ltd.'s Nihonbashi Imoya Kinjiro produces some of the best. The sweet potato specialty store is famous for their production of imokenpi (sweet fried potatoes), and is said to consume 12,000 tons of sweet potatoes annually. In fact, almost half of the sweet potatoes in supermarkets and convenience stores throughout Japan are said to be products of the company.
The sweet potato specialty store recently made its way to Tokyo, launching their store during the grand opening of Coredo Muromachi 2. This is also the first store in Tokyo that has a special workshop area for making imokenpi.
Aside from the fried imokenpi, they also have a gift set called Olive Oil Imokenpi Gift (¥1,500) which contains five packs of fried imokenpi with two flavors of original blended oil: white and salted. The white syrup is made from premium granulated sugar, while the salted syrup was seasoned with salt from the deep sea ocean in Muroto City. You can get eight packs of these mouthwatering goods for ¥2,200.
Provided by Japan Walker™, Walkerplus™, and Tokyo Walker™ (9 August 2017)