Battle of the Sweet Potatoes

Last weekend while doing our grocery shopping, we saw sampling of some Indonesian sweet potatoes. We tasted it and it was very nice. Sweet and fragrant but then again, don’t all sweet potatoes are sweet? Looking at the price, I just brushed it off and proceeded to get my usual Japanese potatoes that is much cheaper BUT this Darling is a sucker to all these promoters. I don’t understand why. They are not even sweet young thing but motherly looking aunties selling potatoes! He insisted for us to purchase the Indonesian potatoes instead of my regular Japanese fare but I insisted to get my Japanese potatoes so in the end we got both >_<
Battle of the sweet potatoes

Indonesia sweet potato VS Japan sweet potato

The Indonesia potato is priced at over RM10 for that pack of 2 tuber while my Japan sweet potato is only RM3 for those 3. Common sense also can tell you who is the wiser one in our family :P

To further prove that I made the right choice, I decided to steam both potatoes so we can taste the difference. This is what being married to a stubborn wife like me is ^_^

Japanese vs Indonesian

Japan VS Indonesia

Japanese vs Indonesian potatoes

All done, nicely steamed.

Japanese sweet potatoes

Appearance wise, the Japanese sweet potato doesn’t look very inviting. They look bruised.

Indonesia sweet potatoes

 While the Indonesia sweet potato fared so much better with its appealing tone of golden yellow. 

Sweet potatoes

Now for the acid test. Taste wise I’d say both are equally sweet. The Indonesia sweet potato is more fragrant compared to the Japan sweet potato but texture wise, Japan’s potato is smoother. 

I asked Darling if it is worth forking out the extra RM for the Indonesia sweet potato and he said no, once is enough.

There. Wife 1 – 0 Hubby. 

Thrifty wife wins! That means Darling wins also what as I am helping him to save money. What is becoming of me? My life is reduced to debating on potatoes! >_<

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    I prefer Japanese potatoes. They are much sweeter and delicious. BBQ it and it’s heavenly. Maybe the aunties cheated your hubby la…. Japanese potatoes cannot be that bad as those Indo ones… errrr btw, what’s the diff between indo and local potatoes ? Same right ???

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    You like the purple ones? I get put off by the colour but they’re nice too. I would go for the local ones…whichever is cheaper.

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    I still go for Japanese purple potatoes. Sweet!

    Haha. You are cute. Debating over potatoes.

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    Indonesian potatoes more expensive than Japanese ones? Sure or not?? Eh I never seen Indonesian sweet potatoes in AEON before leh, it is always local vs Japanese only..

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    How come you all eating Japanese produce? Australia had ban their import since the nuclear meltdown.

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    Ouh….so the Indonesian one is better? :D I thought the japanese ones.

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    I support you,Merryn, I like Japanese potatoes, be it purple or yellow. I bought a lot every week, because my hubby and i love sweet potatoes.

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    Hahaha! I used to like the Japanese type too until I came to China. The local sweet potatoes here are very nice! And cheap too…sometimes 1kg baru RM1!

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    I love sweet potatoes, especially those deep purple one, always thought they are sweeter :P

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    How come sweet potatoes from Indonesia are more expensive than Japanese sweet potatoes? Buy once to try ok lah.

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