How To Cook Korean Sweet Potato?

What kind of sweet potatoes are used in Korean food?

  • Sweet potatoes are the main ingredients in a Korean side dish called mattang. It consists of deep-fried sweet potato chunks combined with a thick caramelised sauce made with two simple ingredients – sugar and oil. Besides pairing these candied sweet potatoes with main courses, Koreans also like to have them as a snack.

Is Korean sweet potato good for you?

Korean sweet potatoes are rich in beta-carotene and are a good source of magnesium.

They are also fat free and rich in fiber.

How do Koreans eat sweet potatoes?

At home, sweet potatoes are sliced and steamed and then eaten as a snack or side dish with kimchi. They are sliced in rounds, fried in a light batter and served with a dipping sauce. Sweet potato fries are another popular street food in Korea. Served in easy to carry cups, the fries make a quick and delicious snack.5 Oct 2015

How do you cook sweet potatoes?


  • Preheat oven to 425F. On a baking sheet, (lined with foil for easy clean-up if you wish) prick sweet potatoes all over with a fork.
  • Bake until tender, or until a fork inserted in the thickest part has no resistance, 45 to 50 minutes.
  • Let cool, then split the tops open with a knife.

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Are Korean and Japanese sweet potatoes the same?

To answer your question, they are the same sweet potato in Korea and Japan.