Sweet potato and sesame skewers
Chonmage means ‘topknot’ in Japanese, the traditional hairstyle of choice for samurai and sumo. At Chonmage Imo (‘topknot potato’), skewers of chonmage-shaped sweet potato are dipped in black or white sesame seeds (¥350 each) and cooked. The seeds become nutty and toasty, popping and crunching in your mouth, contrasting perfectly with the warm, pillowy sweet potato. They contain no additives, so you can pretend these delectable treats are making up your recommended serve of vegetables for the day.