Few months ago, my American friend asked me “what is it?” after he saw the roasted sweet potatoes.
In Korea eating the roasted sweet potatoes is common, but he said “eating the sweet potatoes like this way is not common in US”. After that time, I got on idea to write the article for introducing, how the Korean people eat sweet potatoes.
Korean eat sweet potato not only for a snack and also for a diet. Especially for young Korean women “Sweet potato diet” is popular that many of them are trying it. I’ve also tired once:)
There are few ways of Korean commonly eat the sweet potato.
- Roast the sweet potato and eat with Kimchi or milk.
This is the most common way of eating sweet potato in Korea. I also enjoy the combination of Sweet potato and Kimchi or sweet potato and milk. You will be curious about the taste of eating sweet potato with Kimchi. For me it is delicious! Sweet, soft taste in sweet potato and the spicy taste in Kimchi are in good combination.
- Dry the sweet potato
This is the ‘food dehydrator’ that people usually dry sweet potato, apple and persimmon with it. After this machine got popular, many Korean dry these food and eat for snack. As you know, chips, chocolate, bread are enemy for dieting. Because of this, especially the women who are doing diet use food dehydrator for making snack.
- Just itself without roast
First, eating just after peel the sweet potato. I used to eat like this for snack and the taste is little sweet and crisp.
Second, make the Kimchi or the pickles with sweet potatoes. When people make sweet potato pickles , they put purple onion, apple,chili,cabbage together. Kimchi is one of the main side dishes when having Korean meal that normally rice, soup, 3~4 side dishes are in one meal. Also Korean prefer to eat pickles with western food such as pizza, spaghetti, risotto.
4. Make food with sweet potatoes
The fusion food which is made with sweet potatoes is popular in Korea. These are easily seen in restaurant and also be made as the side dish for home meal. Foods which you can see in below are commonly eaten in Korea.
Sweet potatoes honey pizza Not fried sugar glazed sweet potato wedges
Sweet potato glutinousrice Sweet potatoes backed in microwave
Thanks for reading.:)