Monday, November 28, 2011

ikeda kintoki

kintoki 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 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.

kintoki (2) "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).

Ikeda Kintoki
10-7 Sakaehonmachi
Ikeda, Osaka
Phone: 072.754.0032
Closed Sundays & Mondays


K said...

These look really good but the cigarette... Eek!

K and S said...

K, I know :(

Take care.

Japan Australia said...

Yes, they look and sound really good but not too sure about the cigarette in the hand :(

Japan Australia

K and S said...

yeah cigarette in mouth is not a good thing J-A.

Take care.

Nami | Just One Cookbook said...

Ikeda... sounds very local. :-) You know I'm so envious that you get to eat this kind of snack and it's $1 only!!! It'll be quite dangerous for me though. I know I can eat a lot. =P

K and S said...

I know Nami, I've gained so much weight with blogging :(

Take care.

Rowena... said...

Reading about grandpa and grandma...imagine if something like that happened at a place back home? I used to get customers at the bakery that would tell me immediately when a fly just flew into the bakery case (yes ma'am I already saw it and that is why I am crouched down and trying to get the fly out! did you think that I was trying to hide from you?!!!)

Lizzy said...

Yeah, that would turn me off, too! Too bad, as their treats look yummy~

K and S said...

dang Rowena, when I was home, I saw a moth in a showcase and did they try to catch it?! um, no....blah!

amazingly Lizzy, there are many places that allow cigarettes in mouth :(

Take care you two.

Deb in Hawaii said...

They do look delicious but I hate when you have to wonder about how clean things are. The cigarette would really turn me off too. ;-(

K and S said...

true Deb, there are many many places around Japan like this one though.. :0

Take care.