Lately I've been walking towards Ikeda which takes about 30 minutes from where we live, and is a little over a mile.
I walk that way because the route is relatively flat and there aren't many traffic lights.
There is a tiny shop in their shopping arcade that caught my eye...one selling sweet potato treats called Ikeda Kintoki.
I bought the plain "sweet potato". The Japanese literally call this "sweet potato" because of the shape of the treat which looks like a sweet potato. It is made by combining sweet potato, sugar, eggs, butter and cream...really rich which is why they are only about two inches in size.
Delicious and only 100 yen a piece.
"The Kintoki" a sweet potato an pan...soft buttery brioche bread filled with sweet potato paste...only 130 yen a piece.
They don't skimp on the filling which is a good thing too.
My only peeve with this place was the hygiene...the grandpa baking had a lit cigarette in his mouth as he took stuff out of the oven and the grandma at the counter was eating something when she helped me and was chewing away as she talked to me...I'll be back (maybe).
Closed Sundays & Mondays