Beni Imo Saturday

I have accomplished plenty today yet at the same time, failed miserably with certain tasks.

I am not going to pay too much mind to it.

Instead, I am going to munch my way through some delicious Japanese treats.

A cuppa tea fixes all! Today’s choice is green.
My little mug is from People Will Always Need Plates and depicts the Trellick Tower here in London.

One of my favourite Japanese flavours is “beni imo” which is essentially a purple sweet potato native to the southern Islands of Japan. Now I know that many of you may grimace at my choice BUT you will have to take my word and believe me when I tell you that it is delicious!

This is Fujiya’s Country Ma’am Kyushu area exclusive beni imo cookie. It is soooooo good.

I also tucked into some mini beni imo KitKats which are Okinawa area exclusives.

I really like this Japanese idea of having regional and exclusive versions of popular snacks. Imagine if we were to have regional flavoured Walker’s Crisps here in the UK. I wonder what flavour London would be?

Any guesses?

How about jellied eel?