Sweets from Fukui
One of my favorite Japanese desserts ingredients is the sweet potato. There are many different kinds of sweet potato, one of the tastiest is the Kintoki, produced in Fukui prefecture. There are hundreds of different ways to bring out the natural sweetness and taste of the sweet potato, but a fairly unique one is to make it into a creamy pudding!
The best thing about traditional Japanese desserts made of sweet potato or sweet beans is that they are never too sweet or too heavy. Of course, it will not work if you eat too much of them, so careful!
The kintoki potato pudding matches perfectly with dark chocolate or caramel syrup, and with fresh fruits or sorbets.
Add some fruits and a really well-balanced dessert is served! It will match with almost any drink, but I recommend trying it with some sake (Japanese rice wine), another Fukui specialty.