Simple Sweet Potato Dessert Recipe 1: Chakin Shibori

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When I was a child, I belonged to a Home Ec Club.  And this “Chakin Shibori” (chakin=a cloth used in the tea ceremony, shibori=squeeze, twist ) was the first dessert recipe I learned there. No doubt it’s the easiest wagashi (Japanese traditional sweets)! Although its taste is quite simple, it goes very well with Japanese tea, either matcha or sencha. And it’s healthy! It’s worth trying while the sweet potatoes are in season.


1. Peel sweet potatoes and cut it into chunks.

2. Steam or microwave the chunks until tender.

3. Mush the potatoes while it’s hot. If you want, add sugar, milk, butter, macha, cinnamon powder, etc…This time, I added a tablespoon of condensed milk.

4. Place 2-3 tablespoons of the mashed potato onto the cloth or plastic wrap, and squeeze it into a ping-pong sized ball.

5. Unwrap it!

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