This luscious cake is flavored with Gorojima Kintoki Sweet Potato. It's a special sweet potato that is mainly produced in Gorojima, Awagasaki, and Uchinada Sand Dunes in Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture. Although we may think of sweet potatoes as a fall treat, these are cultivated in winter for the ultimate sweetness. Their soft and flakey texture makes for a moist cake with a rich mouthfeel.
Many Japanese snackmakers rely on tourism for the majority of their sales in the year. Because of COVID-19 and the decrease in international and domestic travel, some of our makers have temporarily paused production on our favorite snacks. It is unfortunate, but we have found yummy alternatives to use instead.