I went to Asakusa last time.
I bought two types of souvenir. I introduce one of them in this article.
Imo Yokan from Funawa (舟和の芋ようかん)
One of Asakusa famous souvenir is Imo Yokan from Funawa, a Japanese sweet shop having a history of over 100 year. Imo Yokan is a Japanese sweet mainly made of sweet potatoes (I guess it uses mushed sweet potatoes).
I was ready to eat it plainly, but the box said baking was also nice.
Baking is nice!?
So, I baked a half of a piece.
It is like a cake!!! The sweetness is more consentrated than the unbaked one.
The box also says ” It becomes like a western sweet by frying it in butter.” “You can eat it as an ice cream, getting it frozen”. I see. Both of them sounds taste good.
Well, I didn’t know this sweet has various ways of eating. I will buy it again and try to fry in butter or get it frozen.
By the way, both of them baked and unbaked match Japanese tea very much♪
The most of company shops are located near Asakusa because the main shop is located in Asakusa. But there is also in Tokyo Station. Furthermore, there is a shop selling this Imo Yokan in Haneda Airport too.
But please note.
The expiration is quite short.
So, please eat it quickly.
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